Sweet Corn Appe
  1. more Oil for shallow frying the Appe.
  2. Mix together the idli batter, sweetcorn, coriander leaves, chilli paste and salt.
  3. In a small pan heat 2 tsp oil and add the mustard seeds and heat till they crackle.
  4. Add the mustard seeds+oil to the above batter.
  5. Mixwell.
  6. Heat the Appe pan/tava.
  7. Drop spoonfuls of the batter into each round mould in the pan.
  8. Drizzle little oil from the sides of the batter.
  9. Cover and cook for 5-6 minutes on low heat or till the lower part of the Appe turns golden.
  10. Turn each Appe with a wooden skewer (if using non stick pan) and cook on the other side for another 5 minutes.
  11. Insert the skewer and test the Appe for doneness. (The batter should not stick to the skewer).
  12. Serve hot with chutney or sauce.
Recipe Notes


I used readymade Idli batter since I had to make ~ 50 Appe’s.

My mom makes a version of Appe with a mixture of daals and rice for the batter. So you can also add a mixture of Daals instead of just Urad daal to the batter.