Kuzhi Paniyaram – Savoury Version

February 15, 2014 Breakfast/DinnerSnacks / Starters  5 comments

Kuzhi Paniyaram is a popular South Indian recipe that is made with idli/dosa batter. That’s a short-cut method though!! This is the traditional method of making the kuzhi paniyaram. It can be served as an evening snack or for breakfast/dinner. Once you have the batter ready it can be made in a jiffy….

Now to the recipe….

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[Preparation Time-20 mins : Soaking time: 2-3 hrs : Fermenting time – 4-5 hrs : Cooking Time- 20 mins]

Ingredients:

To soak & grind for the kuzhi paniyaram batter:

  • Idli Rice – 1 cup
  • Raw Rice – 1cup
  • Urid Dal – 1/4 cup
  • Fenugreek (Vendhayam) – 1 tsp
  • Chana Dal – 1 tbsp

Other Ingredients:

  • Onion – 1 finely chopped
  • Green chilly – 2 finely chopped
  • Curry leaves – a few
  • Mustard – 1 tsp
  • Urid Dal – 1 tbsp
  • Carrot – 1 grated
  • Oil – as needed
  • Salt – as needed

Method:

  • Soak all the ingredients mentioned for the batter as above for 2-3 hrs and grind it just like dosa batter. It should not be very smooth or very coarse, just in between. Add required salt, mix & keep this aside to ferment. (Leave it outside for the same amount of time as you would, for idli/dosa batter)

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  • Once fermented, heat a pan with oil & temper with mustard, urad dal & curry leaves. Add finely chopped green chillies & onions and saute till transparent. Add this to the kuzhi paniyaram batter. Add grated carrot to the batter and mix.

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  • Heat a kuzhi paniyaram pan & add little oil in each hole. Pour the batter in each hole upto 3/4th level(as it will puff up) and cook in medium flame. Flip this over with the wooden/stainless steel stick that comes with the kuzhi paniyaram pan. Cook evenly on both sides until golden brown.

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Kuzhi Paniyaram is ready. Serve hot with Coconut Chutney or Kara Chutney (Recipe coming soon)

 

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Tips:

  1. The batter conistency should be thinner than idli batter & thicker than dosa batter. Take care of the water level to get spongy, fluffy kuzhi paniyarams.
  2. U can add other veggies like potato & green peas for a healthier version. Just saute & add.
  3. U can add grated or finely chopped coconut pieces too.
  4. Keep the flame in low-medium to get a crispy texture on the outside & a soft/spongy texture inside the kuzhi paniyaram.

5 comments to Kuzhi Paniyaram – Savoury Version

  • Chikku  says:

    My all time Fav…yummy kuzhi paniyaram !!so soft and spongy 🙂

  • Sony's kitchen  says:

    Always love it……..Delicious !

  • Preetha  says:

    Paniyaram looks delicious and perfect

  • tinkushaji  says:

    the paniyarum has come out so well

  • Alessandro Baylon  says:

    Fantastic dish!

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