Wednesday, April 03, 2013

How to make Kuzhi Paniyaram / Masala Paniyaram / South Indian Style Recipe / Taking a short break !

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Kuzhi Paniyaram ( hot & sweet version )   
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Kuzhi Paniyaram is a popular South Indian dish, that makes a quick, healthy, light lunch or snack box. This is a favorite of both kids and adults equally.  
This delicacies can be made sweet or spicy.   In the spicy version, sauted onions and green chillies are mixed up with the batter. 
The batter prepared for Paniyaram is the same as that for Idly & Dosa. So it can be prepared easily from left-over idly or dosa batter too. 
Go ahead and try this quick & easy Paniyaram recipe at your home & enjoy..:)
To prepare Batter:

·    Raw rice         - 1 cup
·    Boiled rice     - 1 cup
·    Urad dal         - ¼ cup
·    Fenugreek      -  tsp
1.   Wash and soak raw rice, boiled rice, urad dal, fenugreek for atleast 2 to 3 hours.
2.   Strain the water and grind it to fine batter ie. Like idly, dosa batter.
3.    ( The batter shouldn’t be very smooth or very coarse )
4.   Close the vessel and set aside for 3 to 4 hrs for fermentation'
5.   Now, the batter to prepare  kuzhi  Paniyaram is ready.
6.   Divide the batter to two equal halves for to prepare savory & sweet Kuzhi Paniyaram.
To make Kuzhi Paniyaram – Sweet Version:
·Jaggery powdered                      - ½ cup
·Cardamom pwd                          - ¼ tsp
·Finely shredded coconut             - ¼ cup
·Ghee roasted broken cashew nuts   - 2 to 3 tbsp
·A small pinch of salt to enhance sweetness.
1.   To one half of the batter, add all the above ingredients.
2.   Mix well.
3.   Grease the paniyaram mould with  ½ tsp of ghee in each hole.
4.   Pour the batter in the greased moulds.
5.   Allow it to cook in medium flame for 2 to 3 mins.
6.   Now flip the other side and cook further for 2 mins.
7.   Once the paniyaram turns brown with crisp edges, turn off flame.
8.   Lipsmacking  Sweet  Kuzhi  Paniyaram  is ready ...!
9.   Serve hot and enjoy the delicious taste of this authentic dish...:)
To make Kuzhi Paniyaram - Savory -hot &  spicy version 
·   Finely chopped onions             - 1
·   Green chilly                            - 1
·   Curry & coriander leaves          - a handful
·   Oil                                         - 1 to 2 tbsp
·   Hing                                       - a pinch
·   Mustard                                  - ¼ tsp
·   Cumin                                    - ½ tsp
·   Toor  or chana dal                    - 2 tsp
·   Salt                                        - a small pinch
1.   Heat oil in a fry pan.
2.   Add mustard, cumin, curry leaves, hing and toor dal.
3.   Wait to crackle.
4.   Add onions, green chilly and toss for a minute or until tender.
5.   Turn off flame and add coriander leaves
6.   Drop this mixture to the other half of the batter. ( to make the paniyarams more nutritious, you can also add grated carrots, chopped spinach or even spring onions and cabbage.
7.   Mix well.
8.   Grease the paniyaram  pan with oil.
9.   Spoon each hole with batter to ¾ th of the hole.  
10.Heat the pan on medium heat and cover with a lid.
11.Allow to cook for 2 to 3 mins.
12.You can notice the top part steam cooked.
13.At ths point, flip over to the other side and cook for 2 more mins.

14.Delicious, sofy & fluffy  paniyarams are ready.
15.Arrange on serving trays.
16.Serve hot as it is or with green chutney or with your favorite chutney.
Similar Recipes:
·        Sweet Appam
·        Coconut Milk Appam
·        Idiyappam
·        Adirasam Sweet


  1. would love to try ur sweet paniyaram!!!

  2. Beatiful clicks...paniyaram sounds yummy..

  3. Loved your sweet version , I always make it with semolina never tried with urad dal and rice, would definitely give it a try now.......

  4. Loved both versions... Fab clicks...

  5. I think both versions are delicious!

  6. lovely paniyarams... welcome to our land!!! hope you enjoy your stay... :)

  7. Love both the versions... so yummy!!! pictures are so droolworthy!

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  8. One of my friend used to make for me ....I never tried !!!
    I love them, your look so inviting :)

  9. Love paniyarams... Feel like grabbing some.
    Safe journey J.
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  10. Love the khara version.

    Happy holidays. BTW r u in Dubai?

  11. Both the paniyarams look absolutely perfect and very tempting with the chutney..

  12. Beautiful clicks...d both versions of paniyaram luks yummy..

  13. Both the paniyarams look absolutely perfect and very tempting with the chutney..

  14. Looks very very inviting.. I miss them :( Happy & safe journey dear :)

  15. Yummy recipe, Jay. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful time with your family and we look forward to your return.

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  17. Neat and clear presentation jay....keep rocking...

  18. looks delicious awesome cilcks..have started following you and you have great collection of recipes,When your free plz drop into my space and will be encrouging if you follow my space...Thanks

  19. Looks tempting jay:)

    Find ur picture here

    Hope u will excuse the couple;)

  20. paniyaram is something talked abt at my home we had never tried bfr would check out ur recipe details and make soon :)

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  21. These look so cute! Both versions sound super delicious.

  22. They are lovely - I love the mix of flavours in the savoury version and I'm proud to say I've tasted some before!

    They are also very similar to the Dutch poffertjes, and Danish Aebelskiver.

    yummy, with the chutney!

  23. thanks for your lovely feedback & inspiration friends..
    will be back to blogging soon and meet you all in your space very soon..
    till then have a great time..:)

  24. just ordered this pan.. bookmarking this recipe. ... this will the first one i'm going to try.. :)

  25. Wow.. Delicious feel like grabbing from screen...

  26. i am in love with this pan, i also try to make diff things in it. savory looks so temtping.

  27. Hi Jay.. I have been addicted to ur Blog lately.. m serious.. :) I love ur presentations & ur lovely illustrations.. I cant stop reading ur recipes everyday..
    I have 1 question.. To make spicy Kuzhi Paniyarams, do we have a substitute for that particular cooker/pan.. ?? I really want to try tht recipe but I dont have that type of utensil to cook in.. plz suggest me a substitute(if available) Thank u.. :(

  28. Thanks friends for your sweet notes..:)
    @ Usha : Thanks for your precious time n inspiring feedback. Kuzhi paniyaram, you can try in moulded idly plates too. But the authentic softness n taste relies completely on the paniyaram mould. You can get that mould in all Indian stores. Do giv a try n enjoy.
    happy cooking..:)

  29. I feel a little bit of sour taste..what was the mistake I did.. Reply me

    1. If the batter is more fermented or sour, the taste of the paniyaram will be sour too. Do keep a check on the batter next time for best tasting paniyaram.

  30. I feel a little bit of sour taste in it. What was the mistake I made


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