Methi Bajra Appe (Millet Flour Recipe) From India.

Bajra appe are steamed pancakes made with bajra (pearl millet) flour & fresh fenugreek greens. Vegan & gluten free, this methi bajra appe is a healthy and delicious millet recipe for breakfast and tiffin snacks.


  • 1 cup Bajra flour
  • ½ cup coconut yogurt whisked (can also use regular yogurt for a vegetarian recipe)
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup fresh fenugreek leaves chopped (don’t use the stalk)
  • ¼ cup fresh coriander leaves chopped
  • 1 inch fresh ginger peeled and grated
  • 1 green chili finely chopped (adjust to taste)

Spices (You can use all of these but simple salt is also enough if you don’t have all of these)

  • 1 tsp fennel seeds lightly crushed
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds lightly crushed
  • ½ tsp black sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • ½ tsp garam masala powder or to taste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp oil for cooking

In a bowl, mix together bajra flour, yogurt, salt, and water to make a thick and smooth batter. Cover and keep it aside for at least an hour, preferably in a warm place.
After an hour, add fenugreek leaves, coriander leaves, ginger, green chili and all the spices to the batter. Mix well.
Put the appe pan on medium heat and add a drop of oil in each of the cavity.
Add salt to the bajra methi batter, mix once and drop spoonfuls of the batter into the prepared appe pan.
Cover and cook for 3-4 minutes on one side. Open and add a drop of oil on the top of each of the appe and flip to cook the other side. *
Cover and cook the other side also for another 3-4 mins.
Cook till both sides are golden brown. Serve hot with ketchup and/or chutney.

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