Thursday, January 24, 2008

Carrot and Ginger Appe



Since I got my Appe pan/ Aeblevisker Pan from back home, I've been using it to dish up various varieties of sweet as well as savory dishes. This pan is quite multipurpose and the non-stick version uses least amount of oil to churn up delicacies. It also comes in handy to make tasty snacks out of leftover idli/dosa batter etc. It is available online, you may click the link above to check it's availability in Target. It works very well and makes for one perfect finger food. I've incorporated the recipe for Carrot Ginger pancakes and adapted it for the Appe Pan, worked beautifully!
Recipe adapted from here. I have adapted it to my taste and requirements and have omitted the egg. Now lets get to the recipe.






Carrot and Ginger Appe
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1 heaped cup grated carrot
1 small onion chopped fine
1 tsp grated garlic
1 tsp grated ginger
2 tbsp all purpose flour/maida (Use as required for all the ingredients to bind together)
Oil for the Appe pan
salt to taste
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1. Mix all the ingredients except oil, use as much all purpose flour as needed to bind it together to a batter like consistency. Freshly grated carrots release enough water to bind it all together, do not add water.
2. Heat the Appe pan. Add oil in the depression of the pan, you don't need to fill it with oil, just oil it lightly.
3. Add batter into the depression and cook for 2 minutes till golden and flip. Cook the other side for 2 minutes. Appe are ready.
4. Enjoy with hot tea!
It sure is getting tough taking pics at night, the ligth never seems to be enough.
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This made for one incredibly tasty dish and was very quick to make as well. Will be making this often :)
This is my contribution to Pooja's VOTW event .
This would also make a lovely appetizer for Mansi's Game Night Fun Event.
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53 comments:

Sig said...

Nice looking appes Richa! I looked at the pic and thought wow, tricolor, then I saw the event link... :) Very good entry....

Nags said...

i am excited seeing all the great ideas with appe pan. might get one soon :) and that's a lovely pic for the event!

Richa said...

thanks sig! do u hv the appe pan? if u do, this one is surely worth trying, quick n tasty :)

Richa said...

thanks nags!
true, it is one multipurpose pan, good for both sweet n savory.

Sagari said...

wonderful appe's richa beautifull colors

Ramya's Mane Adige said...

lovely color!! I have an appe pan too and I usually make the sweet and cucumber version. This one seems gr8! Will try it sometime

Mythreyee said...

Lovely color, healthy recipe. great entry.

evolvingtastes said...

Have been meaning to buy an appe pan for a long time now, even before it became trendy on blogs (!), but I didn't like what I saw in India, so I decided to buy it here. Very soon, I hope.

Sia said...

what a show off richa girl:) now i want one appe pan too... he he he...

sunita said...

Richa,I want one of those pans too...just drooling over your gorgeous appes!

Asha said...

I have two appe pans, got to make those yummies. Very colorful entry and healthy too.Thanks Rich!:)

Richa said...

thanks sagari!

thanks ramya! do try!

thanks myth!

thanks et!
wow! using an appe pan is 'The Trend'....lol....who knew ;) i like the one i got from back home, it is light weight.

Richa said...

thanks sia ;)

thanks sunita! do get one :)

thanks asha! it sure is multipurpose.

Namratha said...

Looks so good and delicious Richa...I have a appe pan too, thanks for the recipe..

TBC said...
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TBC said...

I like the lovely color of the appes.
Richa, do u use a gas stove or an electric one? I have been meaning to buy get this pan, but I wonder if I would get the same results on an electric stove.

Richa said...

thanks namratha!
lemme' know if u try!

thanks tbc!
i use a gas stove and am thankful for that! earlier i had an electrical one, never could guage it well, phew! not sure how the appe pan will work on it, trial n error i guess! sorry!
but, lemme' know if u try :)

bee said...

i have the cast iron pan and everything sticks. this is worth a try, though.

Seema said...

Lovely one Richa! I loved the colour, a nice twist to traditional appe...

TheCooker said...

Beautiful colour!
Don't have an appe-pan but I can imagine the possibilities are endless.

Vanamala said...

Interesting !!!

Nice color appe :) will try it !

Alpa said...

i just got an appe pan from india too! don't you luv that you don't have to use oil? your appes look terrific!

Richa said...

thanks bee!
try to get the non-stick one, works well.

thanks seema!

thanks tc! endless indeed :)

thanks vanamala!

thanks alpa! u too got one, lovely, sure is a good one o hv in the kitchen :)

Gretchen Noelle said...

Thanks for trying my recipe, that is great! Glad to see you were able to adapt it to your taste!

Laavanya said...

Richa, they look great. I love the appe pan too and so little flour.. very healthy too.

DK said...

they luk gorgeous! I have been seeing so many dishes with appe! :-( Am searching for it here! Need to buy it pronto!

musical said...

This is so cool! Ginger, garlic and carrots! Perfect for a lil' tea-time get together na :).The picture looks really beautiful! Have my share too, girlie :). And i am now toying with the idea of getting an appey pan for myself too.

Have a lovely weekend.

hugs,
musical.

Shilpa said...

wow...this is a great idea. Appes look beautiful. I need to try this soon.

Rajitha said...

appes look great richa..it is time i put mine to some use!!

Susan said...

I haven't had these dumplings since I was a kid. I think the best pans are cast iron (the cheapest, too)...now, if only I can find some room for just one more. These look so darned good and healthy.

masalamagic said...

these look yummmy Richa!

Raaga said...

I love the colour... these look so yummy!!

Red Chillies said...

Wonderful and healthy idea. Loved the twist :-)

Nupur said...

They look delightful and colorful! It is incredible how useful that little appey pan is: just used it for making muthiyas for undhiyu :)

Pooja said...

Hi Richa,
I thought i left a comment here , but couldnt find it here so thought it didnt get through or what ?
well, its really very creative way you made appe, i have never seen such creativity , i an glad to receive this as entry from you , thanks for your timely efforts dear,
see you at round up.
take care .

Mansi Desai said...

wow Richa, these are healthy and delicious-looking:) thanks a bunch for sending them in girl!:D

Hima said...

My goodness those are looking simply superb. Lovely dish richa, thanks for sharing.

Prema Sundar said...

Thats a great recipe with the appe pans. got a lovely colour and looks very nice. sometimes for a change u can try adding little cabbage too.

Amna said...

I love anything with carrot, very healthy , rich in beta carotene , this recipe makes me want an appe pan tooo:), by the way please let me know if we can use an ordinary frying pan or tava instead.thnx Richa

Kribha said...

wow... Richa. This is so simple and unique. I have a appe pan but never tried this before. I'll surely try this. BTW, did you create this recipe?

Pravs said...

I have the pan.. will have to try this..looks so colorful.

Dhivya said...

looks yummy,,,great,,thanks for sharing

Pooja V said...

They are looking so nice i want to grab one and opo in my mouth.

Richa said...

thank you ladies, appreciate ur time in leaving me a comment! keep visiting, sweeties :)

amna, yes u can make it in a fry pan, just make the consistency like a pancake, a lil diff shape but u can enjoy the wonderful taste :)

thanks once again!

Cynthia said...

Isn't it cute how we go nuts over our new kitchen tools and gadgets? :D

Rajitha said...

:(

Rajitha said...

chal..use hein bhej..i know i am horrible (sticking my tounge out)

DEEPA said...

what a color .i love this color .....very nice pic

Happy cook said...

Savoury appa i have never had.
In kerela we make Uniiappom and i think it is in the same pan like this.
I think next time when i go to India i should get one of these.

Simply...Gluten-free said...

Looks great. BTW "You have been tagged!" :) You can read the post on my site.

Richa said...

thanks for the tag, gluten free!

ANJALI J. said...

hey lovely dishes u have got!! i liked them all

Manjula said...

I happened to see this pretty late.. just couple of days back.. but we just loved it. Such a simple n delicious appe.. :) thank u.. :)