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Delightful Dal Appe: A Recipe for Flavorful Indian Dumplings



Every morning people think about what to have for breakfast. In that context, Dal Appe fits in. It is a mouthwatering breakfast option that is high in protein as it is made with a blend of different dal or pulses.

As this dish is prepared from a natural fermentation process, it becomes a great option for the body which promotes good gut bacteria. Here we have mentioned the most simple and easy Dal Appe breakfast recipe. Try and enjoy!

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STEP-BY-STEP Guide to Dal Appe Recipe

Recipe By Sakshu Recipes
Course: Breakfast Option Cusine:Indian Difficulty:Easy


4-5 minutes

Preparing Time

30 minutes


Cooking Time

10 minutes



700 kcal


  1. 1 cup rice

  2. 1½ cup chana dal

  3. 1/3 cup moong dal

  4. 1¼ cup urad dal

  5. 3 to 4 garlic cloves

  6. 1 tsp fruit salt

  7. 1½ tsp mustard seeds

  8. 1½ inch ginger

  9. 2 green chilies

  10. 1½ tsp cumin seeds

  11. 1½ tsp til

  12. Finely chopped coriander leaves

  13. 4 to 5 curry leaves

  14. Water

  15. Salt as per taste

  16. Oil


  1. Preparing the Batter

    Wash the rice, chana dal, moong dal, and urad dal thoroughly. Soak everything together for four to five hours minimum.<br>Grind the pulses with rice together and make a smooth paste out of it.<br>Let the batter rest for 5-6 hours to ferment properly. Give it a good mix.

  2. Adding Tadka to Batter

    In a pan heat some oil, add mustard seeds, and curry leaves. Add the tadka mix to the batter.<br>Then add coriander leaves, then take garlic cloves, green chilies, ginger, and roasted cumin seeds. Give the ingredients a good smash together and add them to the batter.<br>Then add the remaining ajwain, salt as per taste, and fruit salt, to the batter and give it a mix.

  3. Preparing Dal Appe

    Take an "Appe patra" a utensil in which Appes are made. Heat it, add oil to the base, and put the batter on the tray.<br>Keep the flame medium and cook it for five minutes. Then after 5 minutes, flip the apple and again cook for 5 more minutes keeping the flame medium.<br>The tasty appe is ready, enjoy it with sauce or chutney.


    Keep the flame medium, neither low nor high.

    The batter can be customised by adding fried onions, peanut paste to make it nutrition dense and tastier.


    Adding Fruit Salt is optional.

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