Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Kuzhi Paniyaram

'Kuzhi Paniyaram' has been one of the favorite dish in our family. So, out of sentiment I thought I would make this the first recipe in my blog. I always make this as an evening tiffin becoz it is so easy to make and doesn't need any prior plan. Last week Friday, I had been busy in creating the blog. As you know for a first timer like me it was a difficult task. So I spent most of the afternoons in front of the computer. It was already 4 o' clock and my hubby is supposed to be at home at 5.30 PM as their office closed early on account of labor day weekend. Thought I would surprise him with a tiffin at 6 (normally we go straight for the dinner at 8). Ended up with one of our favorite 'Kuzhi Paniyaram'.


Raw rice - 2 cups
Dehusked black whole gram - 1/2 cup
salt - 2 tsps
milk - 1/4 cup
cooking soda - 2 pinches
onions - 1(optional)

ginger - 1 inch length(optional)
green chillies - count of 2 (optional)
soaked bengal gram - 1 tbsp(optional)
oil - for frying

40 small paniyarams


1. Soak the dhal and rice together for 3 hrs(other option pour the mixture in boiling water and allow it to boil for 5 min. Close it with a lid. Allow it to cool for 30 min).
2. Grind it to a smooth paste.
3.Add milk, soda, onions, ginger, chillies, soaked bengal gram and salt.
4. Dilute to a dosa consistency by adding enough water.
5. Heat the paniyaram pan in medium flame.
(Note: If you don't have the paniyaram pan you can use a deep curved pan)
6.Fill oil to about 1/4 of the paniyaram pan and allow it to heat.
 (Note: I usually add a drop of oil to the paniyaram pan and close the pan with a lid.)
7. Pour the batter using a small laddle(to about a size of a gooseberry).
8. Turn over when it is still light brown in color.
9. Place it in a absorbent paper so that the excess oil is absorbed.
10. Serve hot with coconut chutney or Onion Tomato chutney


  1. Nithya said...
    Yummm yumm.. my all time favorite dish. Nice click.

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    Pavithra said...
    First time here looks so good and tempting recipes...Will be visiting soon.

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