Monday, March 3, 2014

Oats + Rava Spicy Guli Appa

Oats + Rava Spicy Guli Appa is a quick and easy dish and you can do it whenever you think of it. Oats adds to the softness and health benefits. We can have this guli appa for breakfast, snack and even for dinner.
Rava or Rave (Semolina) is derived from the Italian word Semola, meaning bran. Samolina made from durum wheat is yellow in colour. Semolina improves kidney function and it is potassium content. Semolina is a good source of two vital vitamins E and B which are essential for good immunity from disease. Samolina contain minerals such as phosphorus, zink and magnesium. These minerals are beneficial for the health of our bones and nervous system.

Oats contain loads of vitamins and minerals. Oats are anti oxidants. Oats also contain protein and dietry fiber. Oats may help you to reduce the cholesterol. They are diabetic friendly and they support the healthy digestion.

Here is a recipe of Oats + Rava Spicy Guli Appa (Paddu). We need a Guli Appa pan to prepare guli appa. Or you can even spread the dough as dosa. It is healthy, easy and dideer (quick), I am sure all age group will surely enjoy eating Oats + Rava Spicy Guli App.

Things Needed:

Rava (Semolina) : 2 Cups
Oats : 1 Cups
Curd : 2 Table spoons
Curry leaves : 10 to 12 leaves
Coriander leaves : 3 to 4 Table spoons
Ginger : 1 Table spoon
Rasam Powder : 1 Table spoon
Salt : required
Water : Required
Oil : 1/2 Cup
Eno salt : 1/2 Tea spoon
Coconut : 2 Table spoons


1. Dry roast Oats and dry grind when it is cooled.

2. Wash and cut curry leaves, coriander leaves and grate ginger and coconut.
3. Now take a big bowl and add Rava, oats, curd, salt, curry, coriander leaves, rasam powder, coconut and salt.

4. Add required water and prepare dough. Leave it for 5 minutes.
5. Now keep a Guli appa pan on the fire. Sprinkle oil to each mould in the pan.
6. Now add Eno salt and mix the dough well.

7. Take a spoonful of dough and put in the each mould and cover the lid and cook on medium heat     for 1 to 2 minutes.
8. Now remove the cover and put 1/2 spoon oil on each guli appa and turn guliappa to cook on the other side.

9. Cook for a minute and remove the guli appa and serve with the chutney or any curry you have      prepared. If you do not have Guli appa pan prepare dosas with the same batter.

10. Repeat the same with the remaining dough.

Note :

Must cook guli appa on low and medium flame. Adding roasted oats adds to the softness of guli appa. You must dry roast the oats. Or the guliappa dough will be more sticky and you won't enjoy eating good guli appa. Adding little rasam powder is to get the good aroma. You can also add green chilly. You can avoid using oil if you use a nonstick guli appa pan. Or you can use more oil. Use of coconut is purely optional. Do not roast Rava.
Serves : 4
Time : 20 minutes.



My name is Nalini Somayaji. Teaching is my profession. Cooking is my passion. Reading, travelling, visiting new places, having fun with kids are some of the hobbies I can say. My recipes are Healthy, quick, easy and simple. Grown up being a traditional family member I love and respect Indian culture and traditions. Love classical dance and music.
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