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Dec 5, 2011

Stuffed Paniyaram / Tomato Masala Stuffed Paniyaram

 Another interesting recipe, spicy and tangy tomato stuffed Paniyarams. I have already tried and posted Musroom masala Stuffed Paniyarams, this is another successful attempt with tomato masala as stuffing. I made this for the event, LGSS - Tomato guest hosting by my blogger friend Anu. This is a simple yet very tasty kara paniyarams with tomato thokku stuffed. Very tasty and spicy paniyaram perfect for breakfast or evening tiffins. 

For Outer Cover
  1. Idly Dosa Batter   2 cups
  2. Onions -  1/2 medium(finely chopped)
  3. Ginger   1/4 tsp(finely chopped)
  4. Cilantro    2 tsp(finely chopped)
  5. Curry leaves    few
  6. Oil    1/2 tsp
  7. Mustard seeds   1/4 tsp
  8. Chana n Urad dal 1/2 tsp each
  • Heat 1/2 tsp oil in a tempering pan, add mustard seeds and wait till it splutter then add chana & urad dal and fry till light golden brown.
  • Now add onion and saute for a minute.Lastly add, cilantro n curry leaves stir well and turn off the stove.
  • After that add this tempering onion mixture to the idly/dosa batter and mix well and keep aside until use.

For Tomato Masala Stuffing
  1. Onion    1 medium(finely chopped)
  2. Tomato    2 no.s large(finely chopped)
  3. Garlic    2 cloves(finely chopped)
  4. Chilii powder   1 tsp
  5. Turmeric powder    a generous pinch
  6. Curry powder   1/2 tsp
  7. Cilantro    few finely chopped
  8. Salt   to taste
  9. Oil    2 tsp
  10. Mustard seeds     1/2 tsp
  11. Fennel seeds    1/2 tsp
  • Heat oil in a pan, add musatrd and fennel seeds allow to splutter.
  • Then add garlic and fry lighty and add finely chopped onions and saute until it turns translucent.
  • Now add tomatoes and saute till it turns soft and mushy.
  • After that add chilli n turmeric powder and stir well and fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • Then add enough salt and 3 tbsp water and bring to boil and then add curry powder and simmer for another minute and lastly add cilantro and turn off the stove.
  • That's it..tangy spicy tomato masala is ready. Allow to cool for sometime before stuffing.
  • This masala goes well with hot n soft Idly, crispy dosa, plain chapathi/puri and also with plain hot rice. enjoy as your choice i used this to make stuffed kuzhi paniyarams that was also so yummy and filling.

How to make stuffed Kuzhi paniyaram with tomato masala...
  • Now heat a paniyaram pan, add few drops of oil on each groove n when its get hot, pour batter 1/2 level to the groove and keep 2 spoons of tomato masala filling and then pour batter like covering the stuffing.
  • Cover the paniyaram pan with lid and cook for 2 minutes and then turn other side gently and cook till turn golden brown n crisp.
  • Once done...remove the stuffed paniyaram from the pan n serve hot . No need for side dish if you want can serve with coconut chutney.


  1. Inviting and innovative recipe well presented,nice clicks....

  2. wow... fabulous recipe.. tomato stuffed paniyarams look awesome...

  3. Nice variation to normal paniyaram...Stuffing it makes more delicious...

  4. Delicious stuffed paniyaram..

  5. Yummy paniyarams and love the masala ..

  6. very delicious stuffed paniyaram..looks nice

  7. The paniyarams are so tasty! Love the flavour!

  8. love it sangee...
    pass me the plate :)

  9. Hi Sangee..loved absolutely yummy , love it. Hoep your kids are feeling better now

  10. Paniyaram is the famous streetfood in my native. With tomato it is killing me to eat sangee. Love it absolutely.

  11. Great looking and super tempting paniyarams..

  12. Wonderful idea sangee, loved ur clicks very much!

  13. Luv the tomato stuffing idea...looks super yum

  14. These look absolutely the last pic.

  15. These would make such an amazing snack!

  16. a very good idea..will try this once..first time here..lovely blog


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