Saturday, February 26, 2011

Kuzhi Paniyaram / Masala Kuzhi Paniyaram / Khara Paniyaram

  1. Idly rice   1cup
  2.  raw rice    1cup
  3. Urad dal    1/2 cup or less.
  4. Chana dal    1/4 cup
  5. Methi seeds    1/4 tsp
Soak rice,chana dal and urad dal with methi seeds for 4-5 hrs.Grind in to idly batter consistency .Add salt and mix well.Allow to ferment for about 8-10 hrs or overnight .
Or U can also use Idly/dosa batter for paniyaram.
  1. Onions   1big (finely chopped)
  2. Green chillies    4-5 no.s(finely chopped)
  3. Ginger     1"piece (finely chopped)
  4. Curry leaves     few (finely chopped)
  5. Coriander leaves    few (finely chopped)
  6. Mustard seeds    1/2 tsp
  7. Hing     1/4 tsp
  8. Chana dal      1 tbsp
  9. Urad dal      2 tsp
  10. Oil    2tsp 

Heat oil in a pan,add mustard seeds ,allow to pop add channa and urad dal fry golden brown then add curry leaves n cilantro fry lightly and add it to the batter.
To the same batter, add finely chopped onions, ginger, green chili and mix everything well. now the batter is ready to make paniyarams.
Heat a paniyaram pan and add few drops of oil in each hole.
Then pour a spoonful of batter to each hole.
Cook for 3-4 minutes,then using a spoon or paniyaram stick turn the paniyaram gently.
Cook on the other side for another 2-3 minutes.cook in medium heat so that both outer and inner side get cooked well and outer layer will turn crispy.
When both sides are cooked remove the paniyaram using spoon or stick and serve hot with any chutney or sambar.

Adding more onions particularly shallots/chinna vengayam will give nice taste n flavor.
U can also add 1/4 cup finely shredded carrots and also 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh coconuts.

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