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sweet paniyaram recipe

sweet paniyaram is a crisp, soft and porous dumpling made with leftover idli batter. vegan & gluten free snack.

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sweet paniyaram recipe with step by step photos – crisp, soft and porous sweet paniyaram made with leftover idli batter. vegan & gluten free snack. all you need to make these delicious sweet dumplings are idli batter, coconut and powdered jaggery.

paniyarams are a nice snack or a tiffin variety. usually i make plain or kuzhi paniyaram and these sweet paniyarams with leftover idli batter. you can also check this instant wheat paniyaram recipe.

due to the jaggery, these sweet paniyarams  have a porous and soft texture and taste very good. these also make a good tiffin box sweet snack.

to make these you need the paniyaram chatti – Æbleskiver pan. you can also shallow fry these dumplings if you don’t have this special cookware. i have never baked them, so i don’t know how they will turn out if you bake them.

sweet paniyaram

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sweet paniyaram recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time:5 mins
Cook Time:25 mins
Total Time:30 mins
sweet paniyaram is a crisp, soft and porous dumpling made with leftover idli batter. vegan & gluten free snack.
sweet paniyaram recipe
Course:breakfasts, snacks
Cuisine:south indian
Servings:12 to 15 paniyarams

Ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

  • 2 cups idli batter
  • 6 to 8 tablespoon organic powdered jaggery or as required
  • ½ cup grated fresh or frozen coconut or unsweetened dessicated coconut
  • a pinch of salt
  • 2 to 3 green cardamoms, powdered OR ¼ teaspoon cardamom powder (choti elaichi powder)
  • sesame or coconut or sunflower oil for frying

How to Make Recipe

  • mix all the ingredients. heat the paniyaram pan. add a few drops of oil.
  • now add the spoonful of the batter till 3/4th of the mould.
  • cook the dumplings till they become golden brown from all sides.
  • serve sweet paniyaram hot or warm.
  • if not serving immediately, then keep the sweet paniyarams in a casserole, so that they remain warm and soft.


the jaggery i use is organic jaggery powder and does not have impurities. if there are impurities then just melt the jaggery and filter it. once the mixture cools down, then add this to the idli batter.
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how to make sweet appam or sweet paniyaram recipe:

1: add all the ingredients in the idli batter.

2: mix well. use thick idli batter as due to dissolution of the jaggery, the batter’s consistency becomes liquid. so to avoid the batter becoming too much thin, better to use a thick idli batter.

3: heat the paniyaram chatti and add a few drops of oil in the moulds. pour the batter from a spoon till 3/4th of the mould. sprinkle some more oil from above if required.

4: due to jaggery the mixture browns quickly, so keep an eye. turn the dumplings with a skewer or spoon so as the other side gets cooked.

5: when they are browned well from all sides, remove and serve sweet paniyaram hot or warm with milk, tea or coffee. these are so delicious that they can be had plain as well.

sweet paniyaram with idli batter

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This recipe post was first published on February 18, 2013 at 9:00 am

and was last modified on September 8, 2018 at 8:10 pm

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23 comments/reviews

  1. very good

  2. Lovely recipe! Can I add a mashed banana too and make it like unniappam?

    • yes you can.

  3. Delicious recipies. I will try them. I really appreciate the step by step preparation shown. Thanks a lot for the useful info.

    • thanks vijayalakshmi

  4. The picture reminds me of my school days when one of my school mate used to bring paniyaram occasionally and we all used to hog on it.

    I’m going to try this delicious recipe sometime soon; not to mention it’s incredibly easy to do.

    Thanks for running this awesome website. Keep the great work up.

    • thanks rajesh.

  5. woww very nice dish..awesome mouth watering dish..keep posting

  6. Yes,Iam definitely making these appo’s.I usually made them only with rice coconut and bananas.So Iwill try these too.Thankyou.

  7. Those sweet paniyaram look delicious! I make these often and we love them a lot. You’ve tempted me to make some!

  8. I can have this anytime, lovely paniyarams

  9. I was thinking of preparing them and you sent the recipe… will try them soon..



  10. i loved this paniyaram kadai so nice 🙂 this generally make the paniyaram more fluffy subject to that if u add more batter 🙂

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