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No Fry Sooji Appe / Savory Semolina Pancake Puffs

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Honestly I didn't know about Appe until early 2015, until the Appe craze picked up on several food groups that I am a part of. It's the Appe that brought Soniya and me together. While some of you may already know what Appe are, for those of you who don't know or have never heard about them, think of it as breakfast pancake puffs made with fermented rice batter. These No Fry Sooji Appe / Savory Semolina Pancake Puffs are made in an Appe pan which is very similar to an aebleskiver pan. These are savory bite size breakfast treats.[adinserter block="2"]


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Although traditionally Appe are made with fermented rice batter, I tend to make instant No Fry Sooji Appe / Savory Semolina Pancake Puffs more often. I guess because the it's quick and easy with minimal time and effort. It's literally tossing in a few ingredients together and cooking the batter, infact I use our popular 1 batter 7 dishes, batter for this recipe. I often make these for breakfast or a warm evening snack when it's cold outside or even use them as a party appetizer. Little A loves them as they are bite size and not messy at all and when served they are not at all overwhelming.  These are crisp on the outside and soft inside.[adinserter block="2"]Appe Shots

Appe make great finger food at parties and can be served in style. Recently I served them as Appe Shots. These taste delicious when served with green cilantro chutney. A lot of folks like some coconut chutney to go along with it. Appe

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No Fry Sooji Appe / Savory Semolina Pancake Puffs

Yield: 12 appe


  • 1/8 cup tomato, diced
  • 1/8 cup onion, diced
  • 1/8 cup bell peppers, diced (optional but preferred)
  • 1/8 cup carrots, finely grated (optional)
  • 1.8 cup spinach, chopped
  • 1/8 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • 2 - 3 green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup of Semolina / Sooji / Rava
  • 3 tablespoon yogurt
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon oil


Mix all the ingredients to make a batter.
Add a few drops of oil into each cavity.
Pour the batter into each cavity and cook on slow to medium heat flame.
Turn side after a couple minutes. Rotate consistently to make sure the ball is properly cooked and is golden brown.
Serve with green cilantro chutney.

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No Fry Appe Pan Recipes, Tricks & Video - The Belly Rules The Mind

Thursday 17th of November 2022

[…] Savory Semolina Pancake Puffs / Sooji Appe  Kid approved, savory pancake puffs / balls made with Semolina and loaded with the goodness of veggies. A perfect way to kickstart you morning. […]

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Thursday 17th of November 2022

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Thursday 22nd of April 2021

Have tried this recipe so many times that its our family favorite now! Just so easy.


Sunday 25th of August 2019

Loved it, my appe pan doesn't work on induction. So made it in the oven. Turned out yum my 18 month old loved it.

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Wednesday 12th of September 2018

[…] you like to experiment like me, we’ve made waffles, crepes, savory pancake puffs, loaf […]

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