Jan 4, 2012

Sweet Paniyaram/ Jaggery Paniyaram

Happy New Year to all my friends! Hope everyone has a very prosperous and healthy year ahead!

Let us start the new year on a sweet note.. I made these sweet and delicious sweet paniyarams one evening and we enjoyed them as an evening snack. They are healthy since they are made with very little oil/ghee and contain jaggery instead of sugar. Jaggery is unrefined, wholesome sugar which has the goodness of minerals and vitamins.

Raw rice - 1/2 cup
Boiled rice - 1/2 cup
Fenugreek seeds/ venthayam - 1/2 teaspoon
Urad dhal - 2 tablespoons
Grated or powdered Jaggery - 1 cup or about 150 grams
Cardamom powder/ Elaichi - 1 pinch
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup


  1. Soak the raw rice, boiled rice, urad dhal and the fenugreek seeds overnight or atleast for 4 hours.
  2. Grind everything together into a thick batter adding a little water if needed.
  3. In heavy bottomed vessel, add the jaggery and cardamom powder and about 2 spoons of water and bring it to a boil. 
  4. The jaggery would melt and turn into a hot syrup.
  5. Filter the syrup to remove any residue and add it to the prepared batter.
  6. Also stir in the grated coconut and mix well.
  7. To make the paniyarams, heat the paniyraram pan and drizzle very little oil in each hole.
  8. Fill 3/4ths of the hole with the prepared batter.
  9. Cook on medium heat for about a minute. 
  10. With the help of a wooden skewer or a small spoon, flip the paniyarams and cook the other side for a minute.
  11. Remove from the pan and serve warm. Tastes great by itself.


  1. i must try this , i have a paniyaram pan with me. happy new year to u !

  2. Nice and delicious sweet paniyaram !!

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  3. Very nice. we too make this but add only boiled rice. will try this version..

  4. Looks good..I love this snack..Happy New Year !!!

  5. love the sweet version!...jaggery is what I love...yum!

  6. my daughter loves this. yummy and inviting paniyarams

  7. Love it always... Looks so tempting Divs

  8. Omg, wat a lovely dish, delicious and droolworthy ..

  9. Feel like munching some,love it anytime.

  10. Yumm Yumm :)


  11. Hi Divya,
    You are all trying to keep all traditional recipes alive.Very good. A twist to your technique.You can prepare the "mavu" little hard "paruvam" and fold in a "poovarasu" leaves (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thespesia_populnea)and boil in "Idli thattu".This will give a different flavour.

  12. nice recipe..looks very delicious..a new recipe for me to try soon:)

  13. This looks good Divya! Yes, I did add more ghee there..and also your batter is a lot more traditional wholesome paniyaram batter! Good going ..hope all is great with you!

  14. Yum. I do this with wheat flour. Should try yours. Happy New Year to u too........

  15. We call it sweet appa & its my fav! looks delecious & golden

  16. My fav. But it is been ages since I had this. Sometimes, I mix jaggery with dosa batter and eat. I am that mch addictive.

  17. I love these. In mumbai, I used to buy these at the local Kerala store and enjoy every bite! will try these :)


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