Are you bored of idli and dosa? Then try kuzhi paniyaram for a change.This is loved by both kids and adults equally. You can prepare this paniyaram with the regular idli or dosa batter. You can have this as a tea time snack, can pack this in your kids snack box and with tomato chutney this dish even makes a light breakfast or dinner.It can be prepared in a jiffy, if you have idly batter and paniyaram pan with you. Now a days you get non stick paniyaram pans which does not requires much oil, so it is worth investing in it.Today we will learn how to make Kuzhi paniyaram (spicy version) following this easy recipe.
Idly Batter - 2 cups
Mustard seeds -1 tsp
Urad dal -1/2 tsp
Onion - 1
Green chilli -1 finely chopped
Ginger -1 inch piece - finely chopped
Curry leaves - few tender ones
Coriander leaves - few finely chopped
Salt to taste
Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal. When dal turns golden brown, add finely chopped onions, ginger, green chilli and curry leaves.
Now mix the above with the idly batter.Our paniyaram batter is ready now.
Heat a paniyaram pan, add 2-3 drops of oil in each hole and pour a tbsp of batter in each hole.(see picture above)
Keep the heat in medium low and close the pan. Once the edges turn golden brown, turn the paniyaram using a stainless steel rod or spoon.
Cook the other side also till golden brown. Remove from pan using a rod or spoon and serve hot with tomato chutney or kara chutney or sambar.
Best Side dish for paniyaram
Tomato chutney with garlic
Instant tomato chutney
Onion tomato chutney
Kaara chutney/ red chilli chutney (coming soon)
|Paniyaram with sambar and onion chutney (with greens)|
You can add grated carrot or grated cabbage to the batter to make it more nutritious.
Using of pearl onions/ baby onions gives a nice taste.
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