Vegetable Appe with sambhar is complete in itself combining lentils and a variety of vegetables to make a perfect meal packed with nutrients and flavours.
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Take 3 tbsp rice and 1 tbsp black urad dal, soak it for 2 hours, grind it to a paste, ferment it overnight and keep aside.
Take 1 tbsp tur dal, boil it and keep aside.
To make the sambhar, heat 2 tsp oil in a frying pan and add 1/2 tsp rai.
Once the rai is crackling, add 4 kadi patta, 2 whole red chillies, 1/2 tsp haldi, 1/2 tsp red chilli powder and 1 tbsp sambhar powder.
Further add 1/4th cup julienne onion, 1/4th cup diced tomato, 1 diced drumstick, 2 tbsp chopped carrot, 2 tbsp chopped brinjal, 2 tbsp chopped pumpkin and sauté.
Sprinkle 1/2 tsp salt and pour in the previously boiled tur dal.
Mix well, cover and allow it to cook for a few more minutes. Keep aside.
To make the batter, take a mixing bowl to add the previously fermented paste of rice and urad dal, 1 tbsp chopped onion, 2 tsp chopped tomato, 1 tbsp chopped capsicum and 1/2 tsp chopped coriander leaves.
To make the appe, brush the moulds with little oil and fill the moulds with batter.
Cover and allow it to cook.
Once one side is cooked, flip and cook the other side as well.
Serve hot with sambhar.