This is a snack from the region of Telangana in Andhra Pradesh.My mom is a teacher and her students used to get her these during sankranthi.She later enquired her friends how to do this and made it at home.
Preparation time:30 minutes
1 cup Rice Flour
1/3 cup Chana Dal
1 teaspoon Ginger garlic paste
1 teaspoon oil
1/4-1/2 teaspoon Red chili powder per spice level
Salt to taste
1/3 cup roasted peanuts
1/2 medium onion chopped
6-8 green chili minced per spice level
1 spring curry leaves chopped
1.In a bowl take the onion,green chili,ginger garlic paste,red chili powder,salt and curry leaves.
2.Add the peanuts and the chana dal and mix well.
3.Add the rice flour and mix.
4.Add sufficient water,little by little to form a semi firm dough.
5.Smear oil on a broad and thick bottomed pan and take an orange sized dough and place it in the center of the pan.
6.With your hand, gently start pressing the dough so that it spreads evenly all around the pan.
7.Make some holes with your finger and add a drop of oil in each of the holes, you can add more oil if you like crispier sarvapindi.
8.Turn on the stove and let cook with closed lid for about 10 minutes on medium flame.Check if the bottom side is browned.Then flip the appa and let cook on the other side for 5 minutes without the lid.Remove from pan and serve.Let the pan cool before making your next ginnappa.
Do not make your dough runny or it will be very chewy and not crispy.
You can also add sesame seeds and cumin to the preparation.
This can be served with ginger pickle or pandumirapakaya pickle