Jalapeno Poppah Aappah

Makes 14

 # dosa #batter wrapped around #jalapeno #popper #flavored #cheesy #filling in the center. Easy recipe provides a #healthy version of the #favorite #appetizer
Jalapeno Poppah Aapah! Crisp on the outside, fluffy inside with a yummy jalapeno popper flavored cheesy center!

My Bostonian friends will agree with me that Jalapeno Poppah Aappa is a totally wicked appetizah! Aapah, btw, is singular for aape:)

You all know that I am going crazy with my aape pan! The charm of eating my favorite fried foods using just a couple of drops of oil, is very alluring to me.

I  made dosa batter for my children who love dosas. So when my husband, who loves aappe, was looking for a quick bite before dinner, I thought of giving this appetizer a try, using the same batter. Psst…I love jalapeno poppers and was hungry too 🙂 Needless to say, it was an instant hit and loved by all!

I made two types- one using plain dosa batter and to another batch of the same batter, I added finely diced onion, jalapenos and grated ginger. The yummy cheesy stuffing is a mix of pickled jalapenos, light veggie cream cheese and cheddar cheese, just combined together.

To make them, in each of the indentations in the aappe pan I add a drop or two of oil or spray it with cooking spray. I use olive oil in the Misto spray can. I pour some batter in each, top with the cream cheese jalapeno mixture in the center, and cover it with some more batter. That easy! I cover the pan and let it cook on medium heat, about 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Crisp on the outside, fluffy inside and ooh so cheesy in the center!

Do try this quick and easy, healthiah, Jalapeno Poppah Aappah!

Ingredients-

  • Dosa batter- using basic recipe of 1 part urad dal to 3 parts of rice + some fenugreek/ methi seeds
  • Sea salt to taste (if your batter does not have salt already added to it)
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 or 2 pickled jalapenos, diced
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger

For the filling-

  • 2 tablespoons light veggie cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons grated extra sharp cheddar or a combination of extra sharp cheddar and your favorite cheese
  • 2 to 3 pickled jalapenos, diced (or to taste)

A teaspoon of oil or oil spray

To make the Jalapeno Poppah Aapah- 

  1. To the dosa batter, add salt, if needed. If making the spiced batter, add the diced onion, jalapenos and grated ginger too.
  2. Mix together all the ingredients for the filling.
  3. Heat the appe pan on medium heat. Drizzle a couple of drops in each indentation or spray with oil. Add batter to each indentation until it is half full.
  4. Top with the cream cheese mixture. Add more batter on top, to cover the filling.
     # dosa #batter wrapped around #jalapeno #popper #flavored #cheesy #filling in the center. Easy recipe provides a #healthy version of the #favorite #appetizer
    Top with the jalapeno popper mixture

     # dosa #batter wrapped around #jalapeno #popper #flavored #cheesy #filling in the center. Easy recipe provides a #healthy version of the #favorite #appetizer
    Cover with more batter
  5. Cover and let it cook for about 2 to 3 minutes. Remove cover, lightly brush aape with oil and turn them in the pan. Cook for another 2 minutes or so.

     # dosa #batter wrapped around #jalapeno #popper #flavored #cheesy #filling in the center. Easy recipe provides a #healthy version of the #favorite #appetizer
    Come and get it! Crispy on the outside, fluffy inside with a cheesy center.

Remove from pan and serve with quick chutney or with the store bought green chutney. Enjoy!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Love,

Sandhya

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59 Comments Add yours

  1. Wow amazing!! This looks fantstic!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Lynn!

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      1. they are wow amazing! I honestly wish I could try this Sandhya!!

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  2. Linda says:

    They look cheesy & delicious!! What a great pan 😍

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Linda!

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  3. I love jalapeno poppers and I like the idea of using pickled ones. My nephew’s birthday is next week and he would just love these. Hmm – what could I substitute for the aape pan? I’ll figure something out 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Judy, hope your nephew likes them. I am fascinated by different names of the aape pan …wonder about the history. Thanks to our blogger friends, I am finding so many similarities in names of different foods too.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much!

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  4. Oh my goodness, this looks so yum!!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you Jen!

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  5. Antonia says:

    Yum! These look amazing!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you Antonia!

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  6. OMG OMG OMG Sandy
    This is torture… Trying soon!😘😘😘

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Sonal, Thank you! Let me know how you like it.

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  7. I love jalapeño poppers too, and I can’t wait to make this! It didn’t occur to me to fill these with cheese.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Greg! they do taste awesome, if I may say so myself:)

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  8. Superb! I love the cheesy look of the Appah and the idea of pickled Jalapeños. ❤

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Aruna. I was happy that my children, who normally are not aape fans, also loved this cheesy version:) and I love the pickled jalapenos too.

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  9. serenaglow says:

    Looks so delicious !!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you Serena!

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  10. These look very addictive! 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Ronit. They are addictive and I am happy that they are on the healthier side. My children who do not like the aape as such, also enjoyed them. So that was a plus for me:)

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  11. Hehe, I love the names of these goodies!! How fun 😀 And I can imagine how good they taste! Another recipe for my æbleskiver pan, thank you!!!

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    1. Of course – I have this pan and will use it – thanks for the reminder Naina 🙂

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      1. Sandhya says:

        Judy,
        Yes it is the same pan that is back in fashion:)
        Hope you like the Jalapeno Poppah Aapah! I like jalapeno poppers too and like to recreate the flavor in dips and fillings

        same pan

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    2. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Naina! My tribute to the city I live close to for so many years now!

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  12. Sadie's Nest says:

    Ah-maze-zing! Look at that gooey cheesy center! YUM!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much!

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  13. tentimestea says:

    These sound and look so great (especially with that cheesey filling). The aape pan must be so useful because you only need to use a bit of oil…and now I’m thinking about all the other things that can be done in it like abelskiver and takoyaki too!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Yes I am going nuts using the pan for so many things. It is fascinating how different cultures have been using the pan, with different names.

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  14. Sush says:

    Loved the recipe. I am definitely going to try this. Thanks sandhya for a great idea.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      i am so glad you liked it! It was a hit with the children too!

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  15. skd says:

    Now this is amazing fusion food. You outdid yourself with this dish Sandhya. Excellent idea.

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much Ana! Truly grateful for your inspiring words!

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  16. Barbara says:

    Oh, wow. I’ve been looking at the ebelskiver pan for Weber grills and this looks like a great use. This YouTube video shows the pan used on the grill: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=La-ijpLxTEA

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Barbara! I love to cook on the grill. the flavor is so unique, right?
      Will definitely try that. Thanks again!

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  17. Oh my heavens! I could eat these as a meal. They look amazing, and would dress up any appetizer table!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much Julie!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Oh Stephy! You made my day! Thank you so much !

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      1. Keep up the beautiful work sweety

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  18. Wow, these look amazing!!
    When you say 3 parts rice, is that rice flour or cooked rice? Thanks 🙂
    I need to find myself one of those pans!! 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Bec! I use 2 parts of raw rice and 1 part of rice flour. Those pans are available all over the world with different names I guess:)
      Btw,you have a great blog!

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      1. Thanks for answering my question Sandhya! 🙂 I’ll try looking in our Asian grocers to see if they stock the pan.
        Your blog is great! 🙂
        Thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate it 🙂

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  19. OldCountryGirl says:

    I did nominate you for the Liebster Award. I love your authentic recipes and the colorful blog!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you so much for thinking of me. I really appreciate your kind words about my blog too.

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      1. OldCountryGirl says:

        You are very welcome!

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  20. reocochran says:

    This looks and I bet tastes great, Sandhya. Thanks for including light cream cheese, too. 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thanks Robin. I try to fight that (losing) battle of the bulge every way I can:)

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  21. Jyothsna says:

    Can I make this in oven using cupcake pan?

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Jyotsna, I have not tried the urad dal+ rice batter in a cupcake pan. But as with aape pan, if you put some oil in a preheated muffin pan, it may work but it is much easier on stove top. If you have a small cast iron pan, you could do a sandwich with the batter and cheese in the middle and cut it in triangles. i did something similar with the curried kale cornbread sandwich. https://indfused.wordpress.com/2015/05/15/curried-kale-cornbread-sandwich/

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  22. Sandhya says:

    Reblogged this on Indfused and commented:

    Making these aape again as they are perfect for this cool and rainy weather today!

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  23. Thank you Sandhya for re-posting this recipe. Maybe now I’ll finally remember to get the pan to make these! 🙂

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Ronit, I made these again after a long time too. The children love them too and they were perfect for the cool ,rainy weather we are having.

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  24. Antonia says:

    Wow Sandhya! I love jalapeno peppers and cheese. This looks amazing!

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    1. Sandhya says:

      Thank you Antonia for your kind words!

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