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Rava Paniyaram-Sooji Appe

Rava Kara Paniyaram-Sooji Appe

Semolina or rava paniyaram is an easy snack prepared with rava and curd. It is perfect as a tea time snack. It can be had as a light breakfast.

Course Snack
Cuisine South Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 persons


Ingredients needed

  • 1/2 cup Rava/somolina/sooji
  • 1/4 cup Curd
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 inch Ginger (grated or finely chopped)
  • 1 Green chilli
  • 1/4 cup Grated carrot
  • 2 tbsp Coriander leaves (finely chopped)
  • 1/8 tsp Cooking soda or baking soda
  • Salt needed
  • Oil for making paniyarams

For the Seasoning

  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp Urad dal
  • 2 tsp Bengal gram dal/chana dal
  • Curry leaves (few tender ones)



  1. In a bowl, mix rava and curd together with a little water. Let it stand for 1 hour.

  2. Heat oil in a kadai/pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal and bengal gram dal (channa dal). When dal turns golden brown, add finely chopped onions, green chillies, ginger and saute until onions turn transparent.

  3. Add the onion mixture, grated carrot, coriander leaves, salt needed, cooking soda to the rava + curd mixture and mix well. Add needed water to get idli batter consistency.

Method to make paniyarams

  1. Heat a paniyaram pan /appe pan, add 1/4 - 1/2 tsp of oil inside the holes.

  2. Fill the cavities with the rava batter.

  3. Cook covered on low heat.

  4. When the sides starts leaving, flip it over to the other side using a spoon. Cook on low heat until it browns. You can flip 2-3 times and cook until it browns evenly on all the sides.

  5. Repeat the same process for the rest of the batter.

Recipe Video

Recipe Notes

In case, if you have added more water to the batter, add 2 tsp of rice flour to the batter.