Sunday, May 27, 2012

Fenugreek Seeds Sweet and Khara ( hot) Guli Appa.

Fenugreek Seeds are good for cooling the body and for  good remedy for back ache. I have used Methi seeds. Raw rice and prepared this Guli Appa.

Guli Appa is also called as Paddu or gundpongalu, can eat for break fast or as evening snack. Because it is prepared using deep moulds in a pan. Guli means deep down and appa means something nice to eat. In kids language it is called appachhi/ yummy food.
Let us see some benefits of eating methi seeds.
Fengrik seeds are loaded with health benefits. It is good for anemia, stomach disorders, respiratory disorders, mouth ulcers, diabetes, inflammations, wounds and insomnia. It also helps to improve the digestion and helps to reduce the cholesterol levels in our body. It helps to boost immune system. Good for lactating mothers. It has wide variety of nutrients like iron, magnesium, manganese, protein and copper. They are filled with Vitamin B6 and dietary fiber.
I have used methi seeds, raw rice, divided the ground and ferment dough, prepared two varieties of Guli Appa. One is spicy and the other one is sweet. (Added jaggery for the sweetness).
Lets see the recipe Now :

Guli Appa Dough Preparation

Things needed:
Rice :  3 Cups.
Fenugrick Seeds: 1/3 of the same cup.
Urd daal : 1 Teaspoon.
Salt : as required.
Jaggery : 3 to 4 Tablespoons.
Oil: 1/2 cup.


1. Wash and soak dosa rice, fenugrik seeds and urid dal together for 4 to 5 hours.
2. Drain and grind the ingredients using little water. (Dosa consistency).
3. Put the ground dough in a big bowl and add salt. Let it ferment.
4. Guli Appa dough is ready.
5. Divide the dough in to 2 portions.
Take a portion and add jaggery for Sweet Guli Appa.

Sweet Guli Appa.

1. Add jaggery to the dough and mix it nicely. Let it settle for 5 minutes.
2. Keep a Guli Appa pan on a fire. Heat and put little oil to all the moulds in the pan.
3. Take a ladle of dough and fill in all the moulds with the sweet guli appa dough.
4. Add little oil on each guli appa. Cover and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.

5. Turn the other side and cook for a minute.
6. Sweet Guli Appa is ready to serve.

Hot and Spicy Guli Appa :

Method :
1. Wash and cut green chilly, curry leaves, coriander leaves and great ginger and coconut.
2. Add all these ingredients to the 2 nd half of the dough and mix it nicely.
3. Keep a Guli Appa pan on the fire and heat. Add little oil to all the moulds in the pan.
4. Take a ladle full of spicy Guli Appa dough and put it to all the moulds in the pan.
5. Sprinkle oil on the top and cover it. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
6. Turn the other side and cook for a minute.
7. Remove from the pan and serve hot spicy Guli Appa and Sweet Guli Appa with little ghee on the top.

Note :  

Use of jaggery is optional. You can use sugar instead of jaggery. Remember jaggery is an healthy option. Dosa dough should be ferment well to get the good and taste Guli Appas.
Do not add more water while grinding. The dough should be like dosa consistency. A
Adding onions to the spicy guli appa dough is optional. (I did not).
Use of ghee while preparing Guli Appa adds to the taste.
Time : Preparation Time : 30 Minutes + Soaking and grinding time - 4 Hours and 10 minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4 .  

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