Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Mixed Vegetable Appam

Know what you Eat : Choosing dark green vegetable ensures calcium and other nutrients, while red and orange veggies give us beta carotene, lycopene and other antioxidants. Now we know the importance of colorful vegetables; it turns out there are thousands of phytochemicals that pour the benefits into our food. Don't forget the onions, the allium family of vegetable is instrumental in addressing elevated blood pressure and high cholesterol, as well as bacteria and yeast infections.

Preparation Time : 10 mins

Cooking Time : 15 mins
Serves : Makes around 10 appams.


Idli Batter - 1 Cup
Chopped vegetables - 1 1/2 cups (Onion, bell pepper(green,red,orange,yellow), carrot, beans
Chopped coconut - 1 tbsp (chop coconut into small pieces(don't grate) will give a crunchy taste)
Grated ginger - 1/2 tsp
Chopped curry leaves - 1 tsp
Chopped Cilantro leaves - 1 tsp
salt to taste
Oil - 2 tsp


1)Heat 1 tsp of oil and add curry leaves, ginger, onion, beans, carrot, bell pepper, salt and saute till they are half cooked.
2) Now add the half cooked vegetables to the idli batter, cilantro leaves and chopped coconut pieces and mix thoroughly.
3) Heat the appam pan and put a drop of oil in each of the groove and pour the batter evenly in all of them.
4) Cover and cook till one side turns golden in color (covering will make the appams to cook quickly).
5) Flip over and leave till the other side is well cooked, remove from appam pan.
6) Serve with chutney, sambar or ketchup of your choice as a quick guilt free snack.

This South Indian snack  is our entry to WYF Quick Meals event hosted by EC.


EC said...

Addition of vegetables is a nice and healthy idea..thanks

Parita said...

Wow surely very healthy dish..like the idea of adding coconut pieces..yummy :)

Uma said...

mmm. these appams have turned out so perfect too. I love the way you make every dish so healthy :)

Suparna said...

Incliding veggies can't get better than this :) fantastic veggie appams, shall try it sometime. Ur shelfari collection is impressive :)Shall visit u more often.

rekhas kitchen said...

wow a very helthy brekfast nice recipe nice idea.

a2zvegetariancuisine said...

Thanks EC, Parita, Uma, Suparna and Rekha for your comments

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