It was time for Sunday breakfast yesterday and I was craving something crispy and savoury. I am a member of a food group of Facebook and another member of the group had shared a recipe for Savoury pancakes (Uttapams) using Poha (beaten rice), oats and an Indian pickle masala. So, I decided to bring out my Appe pan and make Appe using the same basic ingredients to make Appe. They turned out to be soft and moist inside, but really crispy outside with a nice zing from the pickle masala. If you do not have this masala; mix a pinch of turmeric and asafoetida, red chilly powder and a teaspoon of roasted and crushed mustard seeds; and use this spice mix in the batter.
½ cup Thick Poha (Beaten rice);
½ cup Rolled oats;
½ cup Semolina (Rawa);
1 red onion, finely chopped;
¼ tsp Carom seeds (ajwain);
1 tsp KePra mango pickle masala;
Buttermilk, enough to make a thick batter;
Fruit salt or baking soda, a small pinch;
Salt to taste;
Oil, to grease the pan.