Showing posts with label GuliAppa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label GuliAppa. Show all posts

Friday, March 16, 2018

Quick Urid Dal Guli Appa /Paddu

Guli appa/ Paddu/ Guntpongalu/ Kuli appa is one of the traditional dish done in South India. It can be spicy or sweet. There are varieties of Guli appa and each one has its own taste.


This time I have prepared Urid  Guli appa which can be done with out fermenting.
Urid guli appa is good to have for breakfast, as evening snack or it goes well with coffee/tea.
Urid dal is full of protein and vegetarian get good protein by using urid dal.


Let us see some benefits of eating Urid dal in our diet.
Urid dal is filled with proteins. It is good for digestion. It has a good source of anti-inflammatory properties. It is also good for nerves disorders. Urid dal helps to lower the cholesterol levels and boost our health. They are rich in minerals and vitamins. It has calcium, potassium, iron, magnesium copper, manganese etc. It is good for hypertension since it helps to balance sodium and potassium level in our body. It helps to balance the high blood pressure. Urid dal is good for strengthening our nervous system.
This Guli appa  batter can be used for preparing Urid bonda/Fried fritters/ Urid Vada.
No Onion OR No Garlic is used in thi sQuick Urid Dal Guli Appa /Paddu.
I love to prepare Guli Appa since it takes less oil and it is  healthy .
Let us see the recipe now :

Things Needed :

Urid whole : 1  Cup
Rice Powder : 1 Table Spoon
Curry leaves : Handful
Coriander leaves : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Ginger : Grated : An inch
Green chilly : 2
Ingh /Asafoetida : A little
Salt : As required
Pepper Pods : 2 to 3
Cooking Oil : 3 to 4 Tablespoons


Method :

1. Wash and soak urid dal for 2 to 3 hours and grind it with required water. Add 2 to 3 pods of pepper while grinding.

2. Wash and cut green chilly , coriander leaves and curry leaves.
3. Wash and remove the outer layer of ginger and grate it. Keep it aside.
4. Now take a big bowl and add ground urid dal. Add rice flour, salt.


5. Add coriander leaves, curry leaves, cut chilly, ingh and grated ginger.
6. Mix all the ingredients nicely.

7. Keep a guli appa pan on the fire and heat. Sprinkle oil on the top.
8. Mix the ready batter nicely and put the batter to each Guli. (The down part).

9. Sprinkle oil on the top and cover. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes in low and medium flame.
10. Turn the other side and cook for a minute. Remove guli appa from the pan.


11. Serve  hot guli appa with little ghee and the choice of your side dish.

12. We had these yummy guli appa with coconut chutney.


Note :

No need to ferment this batter. It might turn too soft. You can add coconut pieces. I have not added.
You can add cut onions to the batter while mixing. It taste different. I have not added. It makes up good breakfast and snack. Adding more chilly is optional. No need to add any soda or eno . Adding rice flour turns guliappa crispy and tasty. You can also fry this  as bondas/fried fritters/ Uddina Vada.
Time : 30 Minutes to prepare  + 5 minutes to grind and soaking time 2 to 3 hours.
Serves :  2 to 3.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Cucumber - Jaggery Dosa & Guli Appa

Cucumber/Mullu southekai as we call it, is mainly used in salads and eaten raw. We do make use of it in curries, idli, roti or dosa.

Here I have prepared Sweet Dosa, using Cucumber, Bottle gourd and the normal dosa ingredients with jaggery.
Cucumber Jaggery Dosa turns soft once it is fully fermented. Soak rice for 2 to 3 hours and grind it with cucumber and strictly no water. The batter should be thick and you can add water if needed once you start preparing dosa the next day morning or after 5 to 5 hours.
This is one of the South Canara /Udupi recipe which my doddamma and amma used to prepare. Dosa turns soft and fluffy and very nice to have them for breakfast or as snack.
Let us see some benefits of having breakfast in the morning.
Breakfast is one of the best meal for the day. It gives energy for the whole day. It helps to strengthen  metabolism and helps you to concentrate at work.Eating breakfast is good for health. It helps for better memory and concentration, lowers the bad cholesterol and helps in increasing good cholesterol.
Let us see the recipe now :

Ingredients :

Raw Rice : 2 Cups
Urid dal : 1/2 Cup
Methi /Fenugrik seeds : 1 Teaspoon
Fresh grated coconut : 2 Tablespoons
Cucumber : 2 (Very small ones or 1 medium size)
Grated bottle gourd : 1 Small bowl. (1/2 bottle gourd of medium size)
Jaggery : 2 Tablespoons./Powdered
Salt : As required
Oil/ghee : 2 to 3 Tablespoons


Method :

1. Wash and soak raw rice, urid dal and methi seeds together for 2 to 3 hours.

2. Grate coconut. Wash cucumber and cut into small pieces. Grate bottle gourd.

3. Now grind soaked rice-dal mixture with coconut,grated bottle gourd and cucumber till paste.


4. Add jaggery to the dough. Grind it for 2 minutes. Remove from mixi jar to a big bowl and add salt. Mix it well and let it ferment nicely till next morning/Overnight.



5. Mix the dough nicely.

6. Next morning see that dough is fermented well. Dough should be like normal dosa consistency.
7. Keep a pan on the fire and add very little oil and clean it with a kitchen tissue.
8. Take a ladle full of Cucumber jaggery dosa dough and pour it on the hot pan.

9. Do not spread much. Add oil on the top, cover and cook on medium flame for a minute.
10. Remove the cover and turn the dosa on the other side and cook for 30 seconds to 1 minute.


11. Remove it from the pan. Dosa is ready to serve.

12. Serve it with a spoon of fresh ghee on the top of hot Cucumber jaggery dosa and a side dish of your wish.

Note :
The dough has to be fermented well or you will not get good dosas. So you need to see the dough is fermented well. Use of jaggery more /less is optional. Thick dosas taste better. Spreading and making it thin might tare and it will not come out of the pan. Let the flame be low while pouring the dough to the pan and then increase the flame to medium flame). I have used organic jaggery. Powder the jaggery and then add it. ( It is easy to grind powdered jaggery). Adding bottle gourd is optional. ( I have added grated bottle gourd while grinding along with cucumber). Time : Soaking the ingredients 3 hours + grinding 10 minutes and fermentation over night/6 to 7 hours.
Dosa preparation : 30 Minutes.
Serves : 3 to 4 .

You can also prepare Guli appa /guntponglu/kuli appam/paddu using the same dough. I added little grated carrots on the top of Guli appa.





Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Wheat flour Sweet Guli Appa

Wheat sweet guliappa/Gundpongalu/small puffed dosas/ sweet paddu/ kuli appam what ever you call, it is one of the yummy sweet dish. Perfect for breakfast, as evening snack and even for kids snack box.

Healthy and yummy Guli appas are flavoured with ghee and banana, the aroma of jaggery spreads around and you are tempted to have some I bet.
I have used wheat flour, organic jaggery, two yalakki bananas and a pinch of salt and cooking soda.
Let us see some benefits of eating jaggery in our diet.
Jaggery has the ability to cleanse our body. It act as a digestive agent and sweeten our food in a healthy way. It provides minerals like iron, and mineral salts. It helps for good digestion and good for people who suffer from constipation. Jaggery provides energy to the body.
Sweet Guli Appa is nice to have as breakfast/snack .  


Let us see the recipe Now :

Ingredients :

Wheat flour : 2 Cups
Jaggery : 1/2 Cup
Coconut : Grated : 1/2 Cup
Banana :Ripen : 2
Salt : A pinch
Cooking Soda : A pinch
Milk : 1/2 Cup
Cardamom : 2 to 3 Pods.
Ghee/Cooking oil : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Guli Appa/paddu/Gunduponglu : mould pan

Method :

1. Remove the skin of bananas and put it in a bowl. Add jaggery and smash it in hand nicely.
2. Take a big bowl and add wheat flour, smashed banana jaggery mixture, salt and soda.
    Remove the pods from cardamom, powder and add it to the wheat flour.


3. Add milk and mix  it well. Add required water and prepare dough. (Dosa dough consistency).

4. Leave it for 5 minutes.

5. Keep Guli appa pan on the fire. Heat and put little oil/ghee to each mould.
6. Put a tablespoon of prepared wheat -banana dough and put little oil/ghee on the top.


7. Cover and cook for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove the cover and turn the other side of guli appa.
8. Put little oil and cook for 1 minute. Remove from the pan and serve with little ghee on the top.

9. Repeat the same with remaining dough.

Note :

Do not make the dough watery. Add required water. Adding milk is optional. (It adds to the taste).
Adding ghee instead of oil is optional. Any type of wheat flour is optional. (No need to be branded one, use the milled flour). Adding more/less jaggery is optional. Adding grated coconut is optional. You can add coconut pieces which gives a good taste while eating.
Time : 30 Minutes
Serves : 2 to 3.