Vrat Ke Appe (Upvas Ke Appe)

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Vrat Ke Appe (Upvas Ke Appe) is an instant breakfast dish for vrat days (Hindu fasting). Here is how to make it.

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Vrat ke appe served on a plate.
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About Vrat Ke Appe (Upvas Ke Appe)

Vrat Ke Appe, also known as Upvas Ke Appe, Upwasache Appe, or Falahari Appe, is an instant snack or breakfast made with varai (barnyard millet), sabudana (sago pearls), potatoes, and a few other simple ingredients.

It is quite easy to make and can be prepared for your vrat (Hindu fasting days).

Serve it for a snack, breakfast, or light meal, with vrat green chutney or any other vrat chutney you prefer.

Ingredients

Varai (Barnyard Millet) – Also known as samo rice, kodri, samvat, or samak chawal, it is easily available at Indian grocery stores or online.

Sabudana – Also known as tapioca pearls or sago pearls, sabudana comes in various sizes. For the best result, try to get the medium-sized pearls used to make Sabudana Khichdi.

Potatoes – Boiled potatoes help to bind the ingredients.

Yogurt (Curd, Dahi) – Plain yogurt brings the ingredients together.

Others – You will also need cilantro (fresh coriander leaves), salt, cumin seeds, baking soda, and green chilies.

Adjust the green chilies depending on your taste.

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Vrat Ke Appe (Upvas Ke Appe) is an instant breakfast dish that can be had for vrat days (Hindu fasting). Here is how to make these.
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Vrat Ke Appe Recipe (Upvas Ke Appe)

Vrat Ke Appe (Upvas Ke Appe) is an instant breakfast dish that can be had for vrat days (Hindu fasting). Here is how to make these.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Resting Time: 15 minutes
Total: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup varai (barnyard millet, sama ke chawal)
  • ¼ cup sabudana (tapioca pearls, sago)
  • ½ cup boiled, peeled, and mashed potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (fresh coriander leaves)
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped green chilies
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • ¾ cup yogurt (curd, dahi)
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
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Instructions 

  • Add varai and sabudana to a grinder and grind to make coarse sooji (semolina) like powder.
  • Transfer the powder to a large mixing bowl.
  • Add potatoes, cilantro, green chilies, cumin seeds, salt, and yogurt and mix well.
  • Add ½ cup of water and mix well.
  • Cover the bowl and keep it aside for 15 minutes.
  • Add some more water and make a thick idli-like batter.
  • Add baking soda and mix well.
  • Heat an appe pan on medium heat.
  • Add ¼ teaspoon of oil to each mold and fill the molds with the batter.
  • Cover the pan with a lid and cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes until the appe are nicely browned from the bottom.
  • Loosen up the edges with the help of a knife or a spoon and flip the appe. Cook for another 2-3 minutes from other side.
  • Transfer the appe on the serving plates and serve hot.
  • Use up all the batter to make the appe in the same manner.

Nutrition

Calories: 269kcal, Carbohydrates: 51g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 6mg, Sodium: 757mg, Potassium: 284mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 49IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 65mg, Iron: 2mg
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