Mixed dal Appam

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KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA                                Ready to serve mixed dal appam with sambar & chutney powder

Makes : around 65-70

Serves : 5-6

I love to include all varieties of dal in our daily menu/diet.  I have used almost all the five varieties of dal namely toor dal, Black gram dal, chick pea dal, masoor dal and Green gram dal , raw rice and methi(fenugreek seeds) for this dish.  On fermenting this dough turned  out so aromatic and the appam was mouth watering.  At home we all relished with fresh sambar  and  chutney powder.  One can even relish it with chutney.  Here is my version of the recipe.

What you  need to have:

1. Black gram dal – 1/2 cup

2. Raw rice – 1 cup

3. Toor dal – 2 Teaspoons

4. Masoor dal – 2 Teaspoons

5. Moong dal – 2 Teaspoons

6.Bengal gram dal – 2 Teaspoons(chanadal)

7. Fenugreek seeds (methi) – 1 Teaspoon

8. Red chili – 2

9. Asafoetida powder – A pinch

10. Salt – As per taste

11. Cooking oil – as neededKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                                 Ingredients of mixed dal appamKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                        Other ingredients of mixed dal appam

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash and Soak all the four dals in water with fenugreek seeds together for about 4 hours.

2. Wash and soak Black gram dal in another bowl for about 4 hours.  Wash and soak raw rice in another bowl for about 2 hours.

3. Grind separately black gram dal in grinder  adding water in steps to a thick consistency.  Transfer it to a wide bowl.

4. Grind all the four dals with fenugreek and red chili adding water in steps  to a thick and fine  consistency and transfer it to another bowl.

5. Grind raw rice in the grinder adding water to a fine consistency.  Add grind black gram dal to it so that it is mixed well.  When done add the dal mix from step-4 to it and mix the whole dough in the grinder in such a way that it gets well incorporated in all.Add salt and allow it to ferment over night.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                                   Grind mixed dal appam doughKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                 Fermented mixed dal appam dough

6. Place an appam skillet applying oil to all the moulds.  When heated splash water to check if heated.  Fill in all the mould and close it with a lid.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                              Moulds being filled with appam dough to cookKONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                                Cooking appam in progress

7. Check if it is cooked and flip it to cook on the reverse, splashing a little oil.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                                                   Appam being cooked on the reverse

8. Enjoy with either chutney of your choice, chutney powder or even with sambar.   Yummmmmm!!!KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA

                                Ready to serve mixed dal appam with sambar & chutney powder

Makes 65-70 of the above size

Serves 5-6

Note: 1. Black gram dal if used is of good quality appam will turn fluffy and crispy too.

2. Raw rice also should be of good quality for better taste .

3. Fermentation also plays a main role .

4. To know w heather the dough is fermented or not , as soon as you fill in the heated mould there should be holes as shown in the image-5.

7 thoughts on “Mixed dal Appam

    shruti said:
    February 25, 2014 at 10:39 am

    a nutritious breakfast! with so many dals!….reminds me of our appo in which two versions are there.one fermented and another is prepared instantly….thanx for this post pratibakka!

      prathibalrao responded:
      February 25, 2014 at 5:23 pm

      Hi Kalpana,

      This is a tamil nadu breakfast recipe and tastes really unique and healthy as you say since fermented!!!!

      On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 10:39 AM, The Indian Food Court wrote:


    kum said:
    March 16, 2014 at 3:30 am

    I love appams! Thank you so much for posting so many yummy recipes. i don’t comment often, but always visit this amazing blog for recipes…

    Blog: global vegan fare

      prathibalrao responded:
      March 16, 2014 at 8:11 pm

      Hi Kum,

      Thanx a lot for your valuable comments.

    bali tour said:
    March 18, 2014 at 4:08 am

    Look amazing 🙂
    i would like to try it 😀
    in Bali we called it Laklak cake

    all hot recipes - Saankhein said:
    November 21, 2014 at 4:18 am

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    Ritesh Sharma said:
    January 10, 2020 at 2:44 pm

    Once again you have made a great recipe with the combination of different dal.

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