Jan 10, 2011

Kuzhi Paniyaram

Kuzhi paniyaram has been one of my favorite snacks since childhood. My mom used to make these beauties both savory and sweet versions and serve them piping hot as evening snacks after we return home from school. They taste great by themselves or along with some spicy chutney.

 I was only able to drool at these kuzhi paniyarams when I saw them in various food blogs until I got these back along with me after our trip to India last year. Now these has been a regular favorite in our household. Now moving onto the recipe..

Idly/Dosai Batter - 2 cups
Onion - 1/2
Green chillies - 2
Mustard seeds - 1 teaspoon
Urad dal - 1 teaspoon
Asafoetida/Hing - 1 pinch
Curry leaves - few
Coriander leaves/Cilantro - 1 tablespoon chopped
Oil - 1 tablespoon
Salt to taste

Chop the green chillies and onion finely.
Heat oil in a saucepan and add the mustard seeds, urad dal, asafoetida, onions, green chillies, curry leaves one by one saute for a minute.

Add the tempering to the dosa/idli batter and mix well. Season with salt if needed.

Heat the kuzhi paniyaram pan and add a drop of oil in each hole. Add a spoonful of the batter in each hole.

Allow it to cook for a minute and with the help of the wooden skewer provided along with the pan flip the paniyarams over. Allow it to cook on the other side and remove from the pan.

Serve warm by itself or along with a chutney of your choice.

Outside India, you could get the aebleskiver pan and use it to make these kuzhi paniyarams.


  1. love it. I too make it the same way.yet to make the sweet version:)

  2. I love paniyarams and savory ones are my fav...they look too tempting!!...

  3. Divya..plz bring this Paniyaram in next blogger meet. This snack looks amazing, I am drooling here.

  4. Paniyarams look so tasty yet simple to prepare. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  5. I can eat these all the time... :-)

  6. hi...great and simple recipe. looks yummy.
    Do you think this can be made in the oven in the muffin pan. I hate to buy another pan if it is going to be used for one recipe. thanks,

  7. This is my favourite! Love their shape and looks lovely!

  8. you are now tempting me to eat it right now...yummy

  9. Its my favorite too Divya..love to have it anytime..:)

  10. This is one of my fav..looks yummy

  11. I love these delicious treats for teatime snack... Yumm!

  12. My favourite,love with spicy chutney anytime..

  13. I make this weekly with the last day of batter,love it a lot,looks tempting!

  14. I love my paniyaram pan too :) So glad I bought one. Lovely tiffin Divya

  15. Love them.. Learnt it from my H's collegue.. .

  16. Love it,havn't met a child who isn't love with it. Thank you for visiting my blog,i am glad that i found yours.Will be back.

  17. Our favorite tiffin too, love with coconut chutney!

  18. This is one of my fave. snack too, Divya. And with the red chilly chutney it makes a heavenly treat :)


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