paniyaram recipe, kuzhi paniyaram recipe
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4.5 from 6 votes


paniyaram are crisp and soft spiced dumplings made from leftover idli batter.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: breakfasts
Cuisine: south indian
Servings: 2 to 3
Author: Dassana Amit


  • 2 cups idli batter
  • 1 medium size onion - finely chopped or minced
  • 1 or 2 green chilies - finely chopped
  • ½ inch ginger - finely chopped or grated
  • 1 pinch asafoetida (hing) - optional
  • ½ teaspoon crushed black pepper - optional
  • ¼ teaspoon red chili powder
  • 2 tablespoon chopped curry leaves
  • ½ cup grated coconut
  • salt if required


making batter

  • in a bowl take the idli batter.
  • add the chopped onions, green chilies, grated coconut, spices, herbs everything to the idli batter.  mix well.
  • add salt if the idli batter does not have salt previously added to it. stir well.

making paniyaram

  • heat the paniyaram chatti. add a few drops of oil.
  • pour spoonful of the batter 3/4 of the paniyaram mould.
  • allow the batter to cook for 2-3 minutes on a low or medium flame.
  • turn each kuzhi paniyaram with the help of a wooden skewer or spoon.
  • now allow the other side to get cooked and crisp.
  • turn once or twice for uniform cooking.
  • remove them and keep in a casserole so that they stay warm.
  • these kuzhi paniyaram are also good as tiffin box snack or picnic snack.
  • serve them with coconut chutney or sambar.


Serving: 12g