Almost everyone in my first family is fond of tea. To talk of tea, evening tea is incomplete without a “chatpata” (tangy) snack. We tend to have the fried namkeens and butter filled biscuits with the evening tea, isn’t it? I have a healthy 15 minute snack recipe which is a perfect tea time snack and goes well with beverages also. When I say 15 minutes, trust me it will not take more than that! Aren’t we home makers good at utilizing the left over smartly without anyone even realizing it(wink). For this recipe, I would be utilizing the idli batter left from the Ravä/Oat Idli I prepared the other day (don’t think that I used this batter after 1 week, it’s just that I took that long to post the recipe (wink))
You need to have an “Appo Stand” for this. If you stay in south of India then there is no need for me to introduce this to you but if you are in other parts even then it is readily available in most utensils shops these days. Check the end of post to know the appliance details.
- Potato 1 medium size
- Green Chilli 2
- Onion 1 very small
- Coriander leaves 10-12 leaves for flavour
- Red Chilli 1/4 tea spoon
- Dry Mango Powder 1/2 tea spoon
- Garam Masala 1/4 tea spoon
- Salt as per taste
- Semolina 2 table spoons
- Oats 1 1/2 table spoons
- Curd 3 1/2 table spoon
- Mix semolina Oat and curd.
- Stir well so that no lumps are formed.
- Add water so that the batter is slightly thinner than cake batter.
- Add salt to taste.
- Boil the potato in microwave (will take maximum 7-8 minutes) and mash it.
- Finely chop onion, green chili and coriander leaves.
- Mix all the ingredients well and add salt, red chilli powder, dry mango powder and garam masala to the filling.
- Grease the stand, heat it on low flame.(I have a non-stick appo maker so there no need for much ghee or oil, I just add 1 drop of ghee in every section for greasing.)
- Add batter to all the section and fill them half.
- Make small circular balls of the potato filling and add one to each section.
- Add some batter again, to cover the filling.
- Cover the stand with lid for 3-4 minutes. Use knife to slightly turn the appo to check if they are done. Once they turn golden brown from bottom, turn the appo to the other side,
- Again cover the lid for 3-4 minutes.
- Once done from both the sides, increase the flame and turn each ball again for a couple of minutes so that they get crispy at high flame
(the quantities specified in the recipe should be good to prepare 14-15 appo)
Tasty and healthy Appo is ready for Tea Time!
Do you prepare Appo at home? Do share some other snack recepies which you prepare for tea time. I would love to try them at my home.
Appliance Used: Mine is a non stick Elite”appo maker. “This can make 7 Appo in one go. This is a very compact one and is a must have in kitchen.Tweet