Beetroot Appe | Paddu | Paniyaram

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What first attracts kids about these beetroot appe is the bright pink colour. Also known as paddu or paniyaram, appe’s are a really filling breakfast, snack or lunch box dish that make everyone happy!

Beetroot appe served on a plate with chutney on the sideBeetroot appe served on a plate with chutney on the side

We make dosa batter from scratch weekly (psst it’s way easier than you think) so after our weekly idli dosa rotation, we always have some leftover batter. Enter beetroot paddu! Incredibly easy and super delish.

To make the beetroot puree, I steam or boil some beetroot and blend it till smooth.

Looking for more kid friendly recipes? Check out carrot pasta, ragi pancakes, veggie pancakes and spinach muffins

Why it’s Kid Friendly?

Getting kids to eat can be a challenge sometimes and that’s where these beetroot appe come into the picture. They get kids curious. The colour really attracts them and that’s half the battle won. They reach for one and then another!

Everything You Need for Beetroot Appe

All the ingredients for beetroot appe with text to identify themAll the ingredients for beetroot appe with text to identify them

Richa’s Top Tips for Beetroot Appe

  • Beetroot Puree: I’ve tried this with raw beetroot puree but you’ll get better results when the beetroot is pre-cooked. Raw puree is more grainy
  • Variations for Appe: Instead of beetroot, you can also use spinach puree, carrot puree or add chopped or grated vegetables
  • Dosa Batter: Both store bought Dosa Batter and homemade batter work well. If using store bought batter, make sure to adjust salt accordingly because a lot of batter’s come pre-salted
Beetroot paniyaram in a tiffin boxBeetroot paniyaram in a tiffin box

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Beetroot Paniyaram served on a plate with coconut chutney and tomato chutneyBeetroot Paniyaram served on a plate with coconut chutney and tomato chutney

Beetroot Appe

A really fun breakfast or snack, the bright pink colour of these beetroot appe makes sure kids are excited to try them! It’s the best way to use up leftover idli dosa batter.

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Course: Breakfast, Snacks & Appetizers

Cuisine: Indian, South Indian

Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free, Hindu, Low Fat, Vegetarian

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings: 4 people

Instructions

  • Mix together Idli dosa batter, beetroot puree, onion, jeera and salt.

  • Heat an appe pan (a special pan with round moulds in it – watch the recipe video above to check it out) with a few drop of ghee in each mould.

  • Pour a tablespoon of batter into each mould (about ¾ of the way) and cook covered on medium heat for 2-3 minutes till the appe rises and has a dome shape and looks firm. You shouldn’t see a lot of raw batter on top. Then flip and cook the other side for another 2 minutes.

  • Repeat till all the batter is over. Serve hot with chutney.

Notes

  • Beetroot Puree: I’ve tried this with raw beetroot puree but you’ll get better results when the beetroot is pre-cooked. Raw puree is more grainy
  • Variations for Appe: Instead of beetroot, you can also use spinach puree, carrot puree or add chopped or grated vegetables
  • Dosa Batter: Both store bought Dosa Batter and homemade batter work well. If using store bought batter, make sure to adjust salt accordingly because a lot of batter’s come pre-salted
  • Other ingredients you can add which make these delicious are hing, chopped green chillies and grated ginger



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