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Healthy Dudde appe with pumpkin pie spice

Sangeetha Anguraj TeaChef Level 1

A South Indian appe is a fabulous breakfast snack liked by all. pumpkin spice appe is nothing but a batter made with semolina and pumpkin cooked in appe mould. It is equally tasty like akki appe made with rice batter. This is a very healthy, delicious and quick to make dish with very few ingredients. So, next time when you go to buy vegetables, please buy one small piece of pumpkin and for a variation try this healthy dish. Note that while preparing appe, do not touch the base and the surface of the appe, till they become firm. If you do not have appe pan, you can also prepare idli using the same batter.

50 m 10


  • ∆3-4 pumpkin pieces (or 1 cup steamed pumpkin puree)
  • ∆1 cup rava / semolina, roasted
  • ∆1 cup milk
  • ∆4 tbsp curd
  • ∆2 tbsp of pumpkin pie spice
  • ∆4 tbsp jaggery or sugar (adjust accordingly)
  • ∆3/4 tsp turmeric powder / haldi
  • ∆Salt to taste
  • ∆Ghee/oil as required


∆Wash the pumpkins and peel them . Cook them in a steamer till they become soft. (you can also cook the pumpkin in a pressure cooker)

∆Cut the steamed pumpkins and grind them to a smooth paste or puree.

∆Mix the roasted semolina and other ingredients except ghee/oil in a large bowl and make a thick batter, without adding any water and set aside for 10 minutes.

∆After 10 minutes, add the pumpkin pie spice and mix well. Don't use water.

∆Then heat the appe pan and pour 1/4 tsp of ghee/oil in each mould. Pour the batter in the mould using a table spoon.

∆Cover with lid and cook it on a medium flame till the bottom of the appe become firm.

It may take 3-4 minutes. When the appe becomes slightly firm, flip it using a spoon.

∆Once it is flipped, reduce the flame to lower and cook for 3 minutes or the other side of the appe becomes golden colour.

∆When done, serve the dudde appe hot with ghee.

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