Instant Ravva Paniyaram or Semolina Dumplings

Ravva paniyaram

Instant Ravva Paniyaram or Semolina dumplings is a very south Indian breakfast recipe; punnugullu in Andhra and paniyaram in Tamilnadu, also known as appe, I usually make with leftover dosa batter. I didn’t have it and wanted to have it for breakfast, so I decided to make this instant Paniyaram with sooji or semolina.

You need a special pan or mould to make appe or paniyaram. You get them easily in the market or online in different sizes; from 7 to 12 or 14 discs too. You can check out the Paniyaram recipe with dosa batter here.

You can enjoy instant paniyaram without soaking and making a batter which has to be set aside for hours. We usually make upma with sooji or even ravva idly and now you can make paniyaram with semolina by adding curds or yoghurt to it. A pinch of baking soda added to the batter just before making the appe gives them a soft texture. You can use Eno fruit salt as well.

The ravva needs to be soaked in curd and water for at least half an hour prior to roasting the paniyaram. I added ginger, capsicum, onion, carrot and coriander to prepare a nutritious vegetable appe recipe. You can add or remove vegetables of your choice. Finally, I would like you to check out my other south Indian breakfast recipes like dosa, rava dosaegg dosa, pesarattu , appe,  idly, stuffed idly, mini idli ,mysore bajji,  punugulu recipe. Also my other recipes like chutney,

Ingredient for Instant Ravva Paniyaram or Semolina dumplings

35 mins preparation time

1 cup ravva / semolina or sooji

¾ cup curds/ yoghurt

Salt to taste

¾ cup water

2 tsp oil

1 small carrot grated

1-inch ginger grated

1 green chilli finely chopped

½ capsicum finely chopped

1 small onion finely chopped

5 curry leaves

1 tbsp. coriander leaves finely chopped

1 pinch baking soda

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In a mixing bowl combine rava, curd and salt.

Take a whisk and mix well to form a paste without forming any lumps.

Add ¾ th cup water or as required. Mix well to form a thick batter. Set aside.

In a pan heat 1 tsp oil add the curry leaves once it is hot and saute the ginger, green chilli, onion and capsicum.

Saute for a minute or until the onions start turning golden. Turn off the flame and add the grated carrot and mix.

Transfer the fried vegetable mixture into the ravva batter.

Add 1 tbsp coriander leaves and mix well with the whisk.

Let the batter rest for 20 minutes or until rava is soaked nicely.

Add a pinch of baking soda to the batter just before preparing appe and mix well.

Heat the paniyaram pan and add few drops of oil inside each disc.

Pour a spoonful of sooji batter in each depression.

Cover with a lid and simmer for a minute or until the appe are done.

Once the base side is golden, flip to the other side with a skewer.

Let the Instant Ravva Paniyaram or Semolina dumplings simmer further on low heat until they turn golden brown.

Once Instant Ravva Paniyaram or Semolina dumplings is done on both sides, serve instant rava paniyaram with any chutney of your choice. Tomato chutney or coconut chutney goes well. I mixed a tsp of tomato pickle in yoghurt for a different dip.

Ravva Paniyaram


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