Tuesday, February 28, 2006


Kuzhi paniyaram is a savory dish . It looks like small ball with all
Spices and vegetables. It tastes hot, salty, sour, garnished with coriander
and curry leaves.In Southern India we usually make this dish in a particular
utensil called the "paniyaram pan." You can see the photo later in this entry.
Paniyaram batter


* Left over idli batter or dosa batter 2 cups
* Salt to taste
* Curry leaves one string
* Coriander leaves finely chopped 2 tablespoons
* Green chillies finely chopped 2 nos
* Ginger one small piece finely chopped
* Soaked Bengal gram dal 3 tablespoons.
* Onion finely cut 1
* Grated Carrot one
* Oil for frying
* Mustard seeds ½ tsp
* Cumin seeds ¼ tsp
* Hing Little
The Making of the paniyaram

Method :

In a kadai heat about 2 tablespoon of oil .
Season with mustard seeds and curry leaves.
Sauté onion , greenchillies till soft.
In bowl take batter add salt ,fried onion, soaked Bengal gram dal,
Coriander leaves, ginger and cumin seeds.
Mix well.

In a paniyaram pan putting ½ tsp oil in each pit and heat it.
Once the oil is hot, put one big spoon full of batter in each pit.
Cover with a lid for few minutes.
Turn over and fry well both sides.
Every time pour oil,heat it and make paniyarams.

Kuzhi paniyaram

You can serve this with Green Chutney or Tomato Chutney. This is a wonderful dish that can be had as a Breakfast Snack or as an Evening Snack.


Unknown said...

I love the sweet version of kuzhi paniyaram. Haven´t had it for nearly 20 years.

Menu Today said...

Hi Puspha, You reminded me of it. Let me give you the visual treat of Sweet Paniyaram next week.

Kay said...

I Love panaiyarams! :) yummm...

Unknown said...

Thanx a lot menu today :)

Menu Today said...

Hi Kay,
Wait for visual treat ,from me for sweet paniyaram .

Santhi said...

Hi there,

Such a coincidence. I blogged about "ponganalu" which is a telugu version of this dish. I was aware that it is made in tamil nadu. Good to know about this.

Menu Today said...

Hi Santhi
I will try to pick up some more telugu varieties

FH said...

I had bought Paniyaram maker 2 years back,never used it.I saw yours,had some leftover dosa batter,thought "okay,time to whip up some."Boy did I have trouble flipping them with oil underneath! Out comes my non-stick spray and Tada!!
Perfect Paniyarams second round and look out for my next post!!
Thank you Ms.menu today!!!

remya said...

This is my first visit here. ur paniyaram is yummy!!! i love paniyarams.But dont have a maker.hmmm ....dish is mouth watering.