Instant Ragi Sweet Appam using the appe pan in just 10 mins. These ragi nei appams make for a healthy and easy snack or a breakfast, if you are craving for a sweet one.
These delicious appams are so tasty and filling considering the amount of time it takes to make them. If you wish to make a quick neivedhyam on any auspicious day, now you know what you are going to make ?
Why you need to make these Appams?
These appams are just so great because,
They are instant. Takes under 10 mins.
No need to soak anything for hours.
You do not even need a bowl to mix the ingredients. Just add all the ingredients to a mixie jar, blend & pour to cook.
Batch cooking as using the appe pan makes it possible, saving time.
Banana: Make sure that you use over ripe banana as it not only helps in the smooth texture of the batter after grinding.
It also provides the much needed sweetness thereby reducing the quantity of sugar.
Ragi Flour: I have used sprouted ragi flour here. You can also use regular ragi flour.
Cane Sugar: I have used organic cane sugar. Feel free to replace it with regular sugar or filtered jaggery syrup.
Ginger Powder: Adding ginger powder improves the digestion other than lending an amazing aroma.
If you do not have ginger powder, add ¼ tsp of fresh grated ginger and make sure you grind the batter smooth.
Cardamom: Improves digestion and gives a sweet aroma. You can also use a pinch of grated nutmeg.
Milk: Added to adjust the batter consistency and to give a smooth texture.
Ghee: Gives an amazingly rich aroma and helps in digestion.
How to make Instant Ragi Sweet Appam
Take the ingredients for the appam in a blender jar.
Grind to a paste without any lumps.
Add ragi flour and milk to the paste.
Grind to a smooth batter.
Heat an appe pan and add ghee into the indents.
Fill each indent with the batter.
Cook covered till done.
Flip it over and cook the other side of the appam as well and serve hot.
Alternate ways of cooking
Deep Fried Appams:
If you do not mind the calories, then you can heat oil in a pan and when it gets hot, take a small ladle full of batter and pour it directly into the hot oil.
Cook it until the bottom side gets brown in colour and then flip it gently for the other side to cook as well and remove it onto a kitchen paper.
If you do not happen to have an appe pan, then you can use the batter by making pancakes.
To cook them as pancakes, heat either a non stick or a heavy cast iron skillet and once hot, grease with ghee and pour a ladle full of batter. Do not spread.
Drizzle a tsp of ghee all around and let it cook covered for 2 to 3 mins till the bottom side gets brown in colour.
Gently flip and let the other side get cooked as well. Stack them one on top of the other and enjoy.
I have used regular toned milk in the recipe. Feel free to replace it with any plant based milk of your choice for a vegan option.
Replace ghee with either vegan butter or cold pressed coconut oil.
Using other flours
As this appam is made by using ragi flour, this recipe is a gluten free recipe.
You can also use arisi maavu (rice flour), kuttu atta (buckwheat flour), rajgira atta (amaranth flour) in this recipe without altering the taste of the appams.
If you do not mind the gluten, then you can always use wheat flour or all purpose flour or a combination of both the flours in equal ratio.
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Instant Ragi Sweet Appam Recipe
- Ripe Banana - ½
- Ragi Flour - ½ cup
- Cane sugar - ⅓ cup
- Cardamom - 1
- Ginger powder - ¼ tsp
- Milk - 2 to 3 tbsp
- Ghee - 1 to 2 tbsp
- Salt - 1 pinch optional
- Take ripe banana, cane sugar, cardamom, ginger powder in a mixie jar. Add a pinch of salt as well as it enhances the sweetness. Grind to a smooth paste without any lumps.
- Add ragi flour, milk and once again grind to a paste resembling a thick pourable batter. If too thick, adjust the consistency by adding more milk.
- Heat a kuzhi paniyaram or appe pan (ebelskiver pan) and add ½ to 1 tsp ghee in each indent. Pour the batter directly into the indents till they fill the indent to the brim. Close with a lid.
- Cook for 2 to 3 mins over low flame. Flip each appam in its own indent with the help of a spoon or pin.
- Let the other side cook for 1 min and remove on to a plate. Continue with the rest of the batter.
- Enjoy these aromatic instant ragi sweet appam piping hot.