Monday, November 10, 2014

Rava Urid Carrot Guli Appa + Carrot Coconut Chutney

Guli Appa is normally prepared using Dosa Dough or idli dough. Guli Appa( gundpongalu) is loved by almost all people. I can say it is every one's favourite and all age group. It is soft and fluffy,  easy to digest and tasty. All you need is a Guli appa pan and dosa or idli dough.

 I have prepared both the varieties since I had some Yere appa dough I used that for sweet version. For the other version, I used Idli dough ( Rava Urid Idli dough), grated some carrots and placed on the top just wanted to give some twist.  We had these Guli Appa with Raw carrots - Chenna ( Hurikadale) and coconut chutney.  Eating the same again and again will be boring and giving a little twist with the same dough is always welcome. It will be definitely liked by all the house members.

Lets see some benefits of using Urid dal in our daily diet
Urid or Urad Dal contain protein, fat and carbohydrates that is required for the body. Urad dal is richest sources of protein and Vitamin B. It also contain Iron, folic acid, calcium, magnesium, potassium. Urad dalis rich in fibre and easy to digest and it is good for the heart. Eating urad dal helps to reduce the cholesterol and improves cardiovascular health.

Rava Urid Idli dough do not contain any rice , You can use this dough even on special days. 

Here is a recipe of  Rava Urad Guli Appa recipe, which is very easy to prepare and we can have them for breakfast, as evening snack and for dinner. 

Things Needed : 

Gulp Appa Pan
Rava Urid Idli Dough : 2 Cups
Medium Rava : 1 Cup

Grated Carrots : 1 Cup
Oil : 3 to 4 Table spoons

Method : 

1. Mix plain rava with idli Dough and let it rest for 10 minutes.  Wash and grate carrots and keep it aside.

2. Keep a pan on the fire and heat. Sprinkle oil in each small portion.

3. Put a spoonful of dough and place 1/2 spoon of grated carrots and cover the lid. Cook for 1 minute.
4. Now sprinkle little oil on each guli appa and turn and cook on the other side.
5. Remove from the pan and serve with any chutney or other side dish you prepared.

6. I served Guli appa with Carrot - Coconut Chutney. 


Adding some more rava is necessary since idli dough will be very soft. (contain more urid).
Mix rava well with the idli dough and let it rest for 10 minutes.
You can add coconut or cut onions to the guli appa.
You can also add grated carrots to the dough. (I did not mix carrots in dough, I just topped up the guli appa with carrots).

You can also use cut onions along with grated carrots.
You can also prepare guli appa with Rice - Urid  Idli dough.

Carrot - Coconut Chutney

Method : 

1. Wash and cut 2 carrots into small pieces.

2. Grind Carrots with 1 cup of grated coconut, 2 green chilly, 1 Table spoon of Chenna (Hurikadale), and a small size of tamarind, a pinch of ingh( Asafoetida) and salt. Remove from the jar and put it in a serving bowl. Chutney is ready to serve.


You can prepare Fluffy Dosas with Rava Urid Idli Dough.

Method :

Just take a spoonful of dough and put it on hot pan. Sprinkle oil ( a little ) on the top and cover. Cook for a minute.
Turn the other side and cook for 10 to 20 seconds. Dosa is ready to serve . Repeat the same with the remaining dough. Serve with the side dish you have prepared. Add a spoon of ghee or butter on the hot fluffy dosa just before serving.

Note :

Do not add extra rava to this dough. It looses the fluffy and softness.
Do not add any extra salt or water. Do not use much oil while cooking.
Crispy and roasted ( on low flame) taste best.
Time : 30 minutes.
Serves : 4 to 5
Note : For the sweet version of  Guli Appa I have used Yere appa dough and prepared it in the above way.   

Urad Rava Idli : Recipe in Short:
Wash and Soak 1 cup of  Urad Dal ( or the whole )  for 3 to 4 hours and grind it nicely with little water. Remove from the jar and leave it for ferment for at least 6 to 7 hours or over night.
Dry cook  21/2  cups of Medium size rava in a pressure cooker for 10 minutes (using weight) . 
Leave it for cooling. Powder it in hand and add required water and add this rava to ground and ferment Urid dough. Mix it well and prepare Rava Urid Idli .  


  1. My favorite Guli appas.. And love that carrot chutney!

  2. So healthy breakfast nalini.. This carrot chutney tempts me to grab the bowl..

  3. Mouth watering. Thanks for share.

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