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Chawli Moong Dal Appe

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chawli moong dal appe recipe | chaulai appe | healthy appe | amaranth leaves appe is a perfect healthy snack for any time of the day. Learn how to make chaulai appe.

To make chawli moong dal appe, clean, wash and soak the moong dal and urad dal in a deep bowl for 2 hours. Drain and transfer to a mixer jar. Add 3 tbsp of water and blend to a thick smooth mixture. Add all the remaining ingredients and mix well. Grease the appe mould with 1 tsp of oil. Pour a tablespoon of batter in each of the 7 greased appe moulds. Cover with a lid and cook on a slow flame till they turn golden brown in colour from both the sides. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to make 7 more appe in one more batch. Serve immediately with green chutney.

Green leafy vegetables have always been on the top choice of nutritionists. This is because of the vitamins and minerals they lend which though necessary in small amounts are important to keep us fit. Here we have used one such green, amaranth leaves, to make healthy appe.

Just a bit of onions, green chillies and curry leaves to add some crunch, spice and flavour and a dash of asafoetida to spruce up the taste, and you’re all set for a hot nourishing munchie - amaranth leaves appe!

Chaulai appe is a healthy snack for one and all - from kids to adults to senior citizen and even diabetics, heart patients and obese people. The protein in it nourishes the cells of the body and iron will ensure proper oxygen supply in the body. 3 to 4 appe is the suggested serving size at snack time.

Tips for chawli moong dal appe. 1. The moong dal and urad dal have to be soaked. So plan for it in advance. 2. The dal mixture after blending should be thick and not thin. This is important to cook the appe and get the perfect texture. 3. Grease the appe mould with each batch, else the batter might stick to the appe pan. 4. Remember to cook the appe on a slow flame only so the appe cooks from inside as well. 5. Instead of green chawli, you can use chopped red chawli leaves, methi leaves or spinach leaves also.

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Chawli Moong Dal Appe recipe - How to make Chawli Moong Dal Appe

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     14Makes 14 appe
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Chawli moong dal appe

    Chawli moong dal appe
  1. To make chawli moong dal appe, clean, wash and soak the moong dal and urad dal in a deep bowl for 2 hours.
  2. Drain and transfer to a mixer jar.
  3. Add 3 tbsp of water and blend to a thick smooth mixture.
  4. Add all the remaining ingredients and mix well.
  5. Grease the appe mould with 1 tsp of oil.
  6. Pour a tablespoon of batter in each of the 7 greased appe moulds. Cover with a lid and cook on a slow flame till they turn golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 to make 7 more appe in one more batch.
  8. Serve the chawli moong dal appe immediately with green chutney.

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What is chawli moong dal appe made of?

  1. Chawli moong dal appe is made of 1/2 cup green moong dal (split green gram), 2 tbsp urad dal (split black lentils), 1 cup finely chopped green chawli (amaranth) leaves, 1/4 cup finely chopped onions, 1/2 tbsp chopped curry leaves (kadi patta), 1/4 tsp asafoetida (hing), 1 1/2 tsp ginger-green chilli pastesalt to taste and 2 tsp oil for greasing.

Tips for chawli moong dal appe

  1. The moong dal and urad dal have to be soaked. So plan for it in advance.
  2. The dal mixture after blending should be thick and not thin. This is important to cook the appe and get perfect texture. 
  3. Grease the appe mould with each batch, else the batter might stick to the appe pan. 
  4. Remember to cook the appe on a slow flame only so the appe cooks from inside as well.  
  5. Instead of green chawli, you can use chopped red chawli leaves, methi leaves or spinach leaves also. 

What are green chawli leaves?

  1. Amaranth is a popular green leafy vegetable grown all over India. It is usually short-lived, with erect and often thick and fleshy stems and green leaves.  They are also known as Amaranth leaves, Chawli ka Patta, Chawli Bhaji, Cow Pea Leaves.

How to select green chawli leaves, chawli ke patte, amaranth leaves

  1. Select bunches with crisp, green leaves that do not contain any markings or browning.
  2. Also check that the leaves should be free of worm damage. 
  3. Avoid limp bunches and yellow leaves.

How to chop green chawli leaves, chawli ke patte, amaranth leaves

  1. Separate the chawli leaves from the stem. Discard the stems. 
  2. Wash the leaves thoroughly.
  3. Remove the excess water by straining. 
  4. Take a few leaves and chop them with a sharp knife on the chopping board. 

How to soak dal

  1. Take 1/2 cup green moong dal (split green gram) in a deep bowl. Moong dal or green moong dal  is rich in Folate, Vitamin B9 or Folic Acid which helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially  red blood cells and is pregnancy friendly. Being rich in Antioxidants like Flavonoids, mung reduces the damage done by free radicals to the blood vessels and lowers inflammation. Moong Dal is heart and diabetes friendly. Moong Dal or Split Green Gram are high in Fibre and 1 cup of cooked Moong dal gives 28.52% of your daily Fibre requirements. See here for 9 fabulous benefits of Moong Dal.
  2. Add 2 tbsp urad dal (split black lentils) to it. 1 cup of cooked urad dal gives 69.30% of your daily requirement  of folic acid. The folic acid in urad dal helps your body to produce and maintain new cells, especially red blood cells. Being rich in Phosphorus it works with Calcium to build our bones. It is also high in fibre and good for heart, good for lowering cholesterol and good for diabetes. See here for 10 super benefits of urad dal
  3. Wash it with enough water. 
  4. Drain it using a strainer and discard the water. 
  5. Transfer the soaked and drained dal into another deep bowl. Add enough water for soaking. 
  6. Cover with a lid and soak for 2 hours. 
  7. This is how the moong dal and urad dal looks after soaking.

How to make batter for chawli moong dal appe

  1. To make chawli moong dal appe recipe | chaulai appe | healthy appe | amaranth leaves appe, after 2 hours, drain the dals using a strainer. 
  2. Transfer the soaked and drained dal into a mixer jar. 
  3. Add 3 tbsp of water. Add water gradually, as the quantity of water depends on the quality of the dal. 
  4. Blend till smooth. The mixture should be thick and not thin. 
  5. Transfer the mixture into a deep bowl. 
  6. Add 1 cup finely chopped green chawli (amaranth) leaves.  It helps reduce the bad cholesterol (LDL) from the body. Moreover it also has some amounts of potassium and magnesium, the two nutrients which maintains heart health. Chawli Leaves Good for Anaemia. With a whooping amount of 32.2% of Vitamin A requirement of RDA, chawli leaves can in truth work towards improving vision. It’s the fiber found in amaranth leaves which is good for the gut and to overcome constipation. See detailed benefits of chawli leaves
  7. Add 1/4 cup finely chopped onions. Raw onions are a very valuable source of vitamin C – the immune building vitamin. Along with other phytonutrients from onions, it helps to build WBC (white blood cells) which serves as a line of defence against illness. Yes, it’s a source of many antioxidants, the most important one amongst them being Quercetin. The quercetin in Onions promotes production of HDL (good cholesterol) and lowers total cholesterol in the body. The sulphur in onions act as a blood thinner and prevents blood clotting too. This in turn would lower blood pressure and good for heart diabetics. Read the benefits of onions
  8. Add 1 1/2 tsp ginger-green chilli paste. Ginger green chilli paste together has many health benefits to offer. Ginger is an effective cure for congestion, sore throatcold and cough. It aids digestion and relieves constipation. Antioxidant vitamin C in green chillies protects the body from effects of harmful free radicals and prevents stress. It is probably the high fiber which helps in controlling blood sugar levels. This it is a welcome addition to a diabetic diet. Suffering from anaemia? Add green chillies to your list of iron rich foods too.
  9. Add 1/2 tbsp chopped curry leaves (kadi patta). Curry leaves have antioxidant, antimicrobial and anti inflammatory properties and is thus used widely in Ayurvedic medicines. Its antioxidant action helps to scavenge the harmful free radicals from the body and protect the health of our organs. These antioxidants may also show cancer preventive benefits. Curry leaves also aid in digestion and thus one can chew curry leaves when having a tummy ache. Some scientific research has shown that inclusion of curry leaves is beneficial for people with diabetes by stimulating insulin producing cells. It helps in skin care too. Intake of curry leaves can promote clear and healthy skin as well as promote hair growth and prevent hair fall. They are a fair source of Vitamin A (promotes vision) and calcium (promotes bone health) too. 
  10. Add salt to taste.
  11. Mix well. The batter for chawli moong dal appe recipe | chaulai appe | healthy appe | amaranth leaves appe is ready.

How to make chawli moong dal appe

  1. To make chawli moong dal appe recipe | chaulai appe | healthy appe | amaranth leaves appe, grease an appe mould with 1 tsp of oil. 
  2. Put approx. 1 tbsp of the batter in each of the 7 appe moulds.
  3. Cover with a lid and cook them on a slow flame till they turn golden brown from one side. This may take around 3 to 4 minutes. 
  4. Turnover and cook them on a slow flame till they turn golden brown in colour from other side as well. This will take another 3 to 4 minutes. 
  5. Repeat steps 1 to 4 to make 7 more appe in one more batch. 
  6. Serve chawli moong dal appe recipe | chaulai appe | healthy appe | amaranth leaves appe immediately. 

Health Benefits of chawli moong dal appe

  1. Chawli Moong Dal Appe – rich in fibre, iron, vitamin A and protein.
  2. The dals lend enough protein to maintain the health of cells, tissues and organs of the body. 
  3. The chawli leaves are a good source of fibre. So diabetics, weight watchers and heart patients can benefit from it. 
  4. With 0.6 mg iron and 20.4 mcg folate per appe, this snack is good to build hemoglobin levels. 
  5. The leaves are brimming with vitamin A too. This vitamin is necessary for vision and skin health.

Nutrient values (Abbrv) per appe
Energy43 cal
Protein2.5 g
Carbohydrates6.2 g
Fiber1 g
Fat0.9 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium14 mg

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