Preparation time 15 Minutes

Resting Time 6 to 7 Hours

Fermentation Time 8 to 10 Hours

Cooking Time 20 Minutes

Total Time Maximum 17 Hours

Serve 4

Type of Recipe: Breakfast

Name of Author: Asmi Kadam.


  • 2 Cup Idli Rava or Rice Rava.
  • 2/3 Cup Urad dal
  • ½ Cup Flattened Rice (Poha)
  • Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • Oil for Greasing
  • 1 Chopped Onion
  • 1 Chopped Green Chili
  • Chopped Coriander
  • For Tempering:
  • 1 Tablespoon Oil
  • 1/3 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1/3 Teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 4 to 5 Curry Leaves


Take an idly rava and urad dal in a separate bowl. Wash them at least 4 to 5 times. Then soaked them in a water for at least 6 to 7 hours. Before 1 hour of grinding, soaked fattened rice in a water.

After a 6 hours of soaking dal and idly rava, remove all the water from the idly rava and transfer it into the mixing bowl. Whisk the rava with the help of whisk. Whisk it till look smooth.

Then take a mixture jar, add soaked dal and flattened rice into it. Add water and grind them till smooth paste. Use the water as per the requirement for grinding.

Then transfer this paste into the idly rava paste. Mix well with the whisk.

Once it mix well, keep this batter in warm place for fermentation. For fermentation it took at least 8 to 10 hours.

After 10 hours, batter became nicely fermented. Now add salt to taste.

And mix well.

Then, add chopped onion, coriander, chopped green chilies and salt into the batter. Now we are temper the batter. Heat a tadka pan on a medium flame. Pour 1 tablespoon oil. Once oil is heated, add cumin seeds, curry leaves, chopped chilies and ginger garlic paste. Mix till raw smell goes. Now switch off the flame. Pour this tempering in aape batter. Mix the batter well. Final batter should be like shown in the picture.

Heat a non-stick aape tawa (aape maker) on a medium flame. When the aape maker is hot enough, add oil or ghee with a spoon. Pour the batter in the each cavity. Once all the cavities filled, keep lid over aape maker for 2 minute in a slow flame. After 2 minutes, adjust the gas on medium flame. Cook the aape till brown and crisp. Then, turn the aape on another side and cook it same way. Then remove the aape from aape maker and go for another slot.

After completing of all the aape. Served it with coconut chutney.

Thank you. Have a wonderful day.

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