Kuzhi Paniyaram

Recipe Categories: Indian, Kids Recipe, Snack, Sweets

Kuzhi Paniyaram is one of the healthy breakfast/ dinner dish which is losing out the fast foods craziness and our laziness. It’s one of the traditional recipe and must be tasted.

Kuzhi Paniyaram

Ingredients (Batter):

  • Idli rice – 200 gm
  • Raw rice – 200 gm
  • Whole Urad dal – 25 gm
  • Fenugreek seeds – 1 tsp
  • Baking soda – ¼ tsp

Ingredients (Sweet):

  • Grated Jaggery – 2 cups
  • Water – ¼ tsp
  • Dry ginger powder –1 tsp
  • Cardamom powder – ¼ tsp

Ingredients (Spicy):

  • Onion [M] – 1 no (finely chopped)
  • Green chilies 2 no (finely chopped)
  • Curry leaves – few (chopped)
  • Red chili powder – ¼ tsp
  • Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Urad dal – ¼ tsp
  • Salt – to taste
Serves – a lot

Preparation Time – 25 to 30 min


Preparing the Base Batter:

  • Wash all the ingredients and soak it for 3 hours.
Making of Kuzhi Paniyaram
  • Grind it using grinder until smooth consistency. The batter should be like Dosa batter.
  • Ferment it for 15 hours. It should be little sour than the Dosa/Idli batter.
  • Add the baking soda powder and mix it well.
  • You have to separate the batter into two equal parts – one for Sweet Paniyaram and other for the Spicy version.
Making of Kuzhi Paniyaram

Making of Sweet Kuzhi Paniyaram:

  • Take a heavy bottom pan and add all the ingredients and switch on the stove. Let the Jaggery melt and mix it often. Let it boil until you can see the foam on the top. Switch off the stove.
Making of Kuzhi Paniyaram
  • Strain the impurities. Pour it in the batter (the half kept for the sweet version). Mix it well.
  • Take the Kuzhi Paniyaram Kadai, sprinkle some oil.
  • Pour the sweet batter and cover it with the lid. Cook it in the medium flame. Cook it until it gets golden color.
  • Turn it to other side, cook it until golden color. Take it out.
  • Enjoy the yummy Sweet Kuzhi Paniyaram.
Making of Kuzhi Paniyaram

Making of Spicy Kuzhi Paniyaram:

Making of Kuzhi Paniyaram
  • Heat the oil in the Kadai and dd mustard seeds. When it splutters, add Urad dal. When its golden color, add the chopped green chili, curry leaves and mix it well.
  • Add the chopped onion and add little salt and mix it well. Cook until translucent.
  • Now mix it with the batter. If needed, add salt in the batter and mix it well.
Making of Kuzhi Paniyaram
  • Take the Kuzhi paniyaram kadai, sprinkle some oil, pour the batter, cover it with the lid.
  • Cook it in the medium flame and cook it until golden color.
  • Turn it in to other side and cook it until golden color. Take it out.
  • Enjoy the yummy Spicy Kuzhi Paniyaram with chutney!
Making of Kuzhi Paniyaram

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