Moong Dal and Cauliflower Greens Appe

Moong Dal and Cauliflower Greens Appe

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Ever thought of using cauliflower greens to make a mouth-watering snack? Well, here is a unique recipe that uses yellow moong dal and cauliflower greens to make sumptuous appe. Cauliflower greens are a rich source of iron, which helps you stay energetic all day long. Although very easy to make, the Moong Dal and Cauliflower Greens Appe requires a little pre-planning of soaking the dal. Make the appe just before serving, as they stiffen over time.

Moong Dal and Cauliflower Greens Appe recipe - How to make Moong Dal and Cauliflower Greens Appe

Soaking time:  3 to 4 hours   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     12Makes 12 appes
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1/2 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram)
1/4 cup finely chopped cauliflower greens
1 tsp green chilli paste
1 tsp roasted cumin seeds (jeera)
salt to taste
2 tsp oil for greasing

For Serving
healthy green chutney

  1. Clean, wash and soak the yellow moong dal in enough water for 3 to 4 hours.
  2. Drain and blend the moong dal in a mixer to a smooth paste using ¼ cup of water.
  3. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl, add the cauliflower greens, green chilli paste, cumin seeds and salt, mix well and keep aside.
  4. Heat the appe pan on a medium flame and grease it with 1 tsp of oil.
  5. Pour 1 tbsp of the batter into each mould, cover with a lid and cook on a medium flame till the outer surface becomes golden brown and then turn each appe upside down using a fork so as to cook on the other side. You can cook 6 appes at a time in 6 moulds.
  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 to make 6 more appes.
  7. Serve immediately with healthy green chutney.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per appe
Energy30 cal
Protein1.6 g
Carbohydrates3.8 g
Fiber0.5 g
Fat0.9 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium1.7 mg


Moong Dal and Cauliflower Greens Appe
 on 02 May 17 07:26 PM

Very tasty.I tried it.
Tarla Dalal
03 May 17 08:40 AM
   Hi, Thank you for your kind words. Do try more and more recipes and let us know how you enjoyed them. Happy Cooking !!
Moong Dal and Cauliflower Greens Appe
 on 02 Jan 15 01:53 PM

Many people don't know benefits of cauliflower greens and also how to use them in recipes..Cauliflower is one of the richest source of iron and so I tried this recipe and it really came out well….I make this recipe quite often…make sure to serve it immediately or else they turn little hard..