Kuzhi Paniyaram Recipe

The kuzhi paniyarams is a Tamil dish traditionally made from pulses and rice using a mould. Kuzhi paniyarams can be made sweet or spicy. Today I am sharing the spicy version of paniyarams.

Cooking Time : 15-20 minutes          Serving : 5-6

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup Raw rice
  • 1 cup Idli rice
  • ½ cup Split black gram (dhuli urad dal)
  • ¼ tsp Fenugreek seeds
  • 1 Onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 Green chili (finely chopped)
  • 1 inch Ginger (minced)
  • 10 Curry leaves (chopped)
  • ¼ tsp Mustard
  • ¼ tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 tsp Oil + oil for paniyarams
  • Coriander leaves (chopped )
  • Salt to taste

Method :

  • Soak idli rice, raw rice and urad dal with fenugreek seeds in six cups of water for at least five hours.  Drain and grind. Ensure that the batter idli consistency.
  • Add salt, mix well and allow it to ferment for six hours.
  • Heat two teaspoons oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, chopped curry leaves, onion, ginger and green chillies. Sauté for two to three minutes.
  • Add tempering to the batter. Mix well.
  • Heat the paniyaram tawa over medium heat and grease each dent with a little oil. Pour a ladleful of batter in each dent, drizzle oil and cook for four to five minutes till the underside is done.
  • Turn them over using a spoon and drizzle a little more oil and continue to cook for three to four minutes or until both the sides are evenly cooked.
  • Repeat the process for the remaining paniyarams. Serve hot with chutney.


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