If you are looking to take your winter binge a step forward, there is nothing like making quick and easy snacks at home that can lighten up your winter evening and add that much-needed fun and warmth. One of the sure-shot winners that can also be had as a filling meal is appe. And what better than making matar or peas appe which are non-fried. Here’s a quick recipe from chef Meghna Kamdar that’s worth a try.
Here’s what she said.
“After Matar Kachori and Matar Paratha, it’s time for my favourite Matar Ke Appe. No Fry snack that you could have any time of the day.”
1 cup – Semolina
1/2 cup – Curd
1 cup – Green peas
1-2tbsp – Finely chopped spring onion/dry onion
2tbsp – Finely chopped coriander
Finely chopped green chillies (as per taste)
1/2tsp – Cumin seeds
1/2tsp – White sesame seeds
A pinch of turmeric powder
Salt as per taste
1/2tsp – Fruit salt or 1/4tsp baking soda
Oil/ghee for frying
*Take a mixing bowl, add 1 cup semolina
*Add 1/2 cup curd
*Add some water, mix it and rest for half an hour
*Further take a chopper/mixer jar, add 1 cup green peas (matar) and grind coarsely.
*Add peas in soaked semolina
*Add 1-2 tbs finely chopped spring onion/dry onion. You can also add freshly chopped green garlic
*Add approx 2 tbsp finely chopped coriander
*Add finely chopped green chillies (as per taste)
*Add 1/2 tsp cumin seeds (jeera – optional); 1/2 tsp white sesame seeds (safed til – optional); add a pinch of turmeric powder and salt as per taste and mix it well.
*Add some water if the batter gets thick
*Add 1/2 tsp fruit salt or 1/4 tsp baking soda
*Further heat up appam pan, pour some oil/ghee in all cavities and fill batter in each cavity.
*Cook it on slow to medium flame.
*Flip once it turns golden-brown, press gently with a spoon and again leave for cooking.
*Turn off the stove once both the sides are cooked well. Serve it warm with coriander-mint chutney.