Recipe – Instant Rava Appam / Sooji Appe


Prep Time: 5 Minutes

Cook Time: 15 Minutes

Serves: 4


  • Rava (Sooji / Semolina): 1 cup
  • Curd: 2 tablespoons
  • Water: ½ cup or as required
  • Salt: 1 teaspoon or to taste
  • Red chili powder: ½ teaspoon
  • Onion: ½ of a medium sized, finely chopped
  • Tomato: 1 medium sized, finely chopped
  • Green chili: 1, finely chopped
  • Ginger: ¼ inch piece, finely chopped
  • Garlic: 2 cloves, finely chopped
  • Ajwain (carrom seeds): ¼ teaspoon (optional)
  • Coriander leaves: 1 tablespoon, chopped
  • Oil: For greasing


  • Appam pan


  • In a bowl add rava, curd and water. Whisk well. Add chopped onion, tomato, green chili, ginger, garlic, salt, red chili powder, ajwain, coriander leaves and mix well. Adjust water to make a thick batter. Whisk well for 5-6 minutes.
  • Place the appam pan on heat.
  • Grease all molds of the pan with oil (¼ teaspoon oil in each molds).
  • Fill each mold with the rava batter.
  • Cover the pan for 3-4 minutes.
  • Flip all appams using a pointed wooden spatula.
  • Sprinkle few drops of oil over it and cover again for 2-3 minutes.
  • Remove the cover
  • Check if rava is cooked all over, if not cook for another 2-3 minutes flipping sides.
  • Once both side in light brown and light crispy, take out.
  • Repeat the process until all appams are done from the batter.
  • Serve with tomato sauce and green chutney.

Cook’s Note

  • You may saute the onion tomato masala in ½ tablespoon oil and mustard seeds before adding to the rava batter.

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