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Oct 1, 2012

Spinach Paniyaram / Palak Paniyaram

I am happy to share that Spicy Treats had crossed 5 Lakh Hits this weekend and My Tons and Tons of Thanks to all my readers, fellow bloggers, daily visitors, Subscribers and Facebook Fans. This is very important milestone for my little space since its 1 year and 9 months old only. Without your support and encouragement this would not be possible, thanks again to each n every one who visit my little space and hope u will continue your support and encourage me to do more n more in the future also. I wanted to treat to U with a special post, something sweet n special but my lil' one is sick n today he is feeling much better so keep watching for the Celebration post this week :)

Now coming to today's recipe, Palak Paniyaram. I made this last week for My HITS Event ~ Greens  hosted by Kaveri. But not able to post it in time :( Have U ever made Paniyaram for lunch?! Paniyaram is a south Indian Regional recipe and its made of different varieties like sweet, savory, masala paniyaram n even Stuffed Paniyarams and it Usually served for breakfast or mostly for evening tiffin at our home and very rarely for dinner. But because of the weather condition i served this for Lunch!!! Here last week it was so cloudy and windy. Really the weather was getting colder here and also it was so cloudy also. As i depend on Natural light source its really tough to get good pictures when its cloud n dark. On that day, after 12 pm suddenly Sun came quickly started making this paniyaram and served for our lunch with sambar & coconut chutney and rice :) Even one day i served Mushroom Masala Dosa for Lunch because of the same reason, so funny right?! Ok Now will move to the recipe....

  1. Idly/dpsa Batter      2 cups
  2. Spinach     2 cups (roughly chopped)
  3. Carrot      2-3 tbsp (shredded)
  4. Cilantro     1 tbsp (finely chopped)
  5. Ginger      2 tsp(finely chopped)
  6. Oil     as needed 
To Temper
  1. Oil     1 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds     1/2 tsp
  3. Urad & Channa      1 tsp each
  4. Onion     1 medium (finely chopped)
  5. Curry leaves     few
  6. Hing      a generous pinch
  • Wash n roughly chop spinach and microwave it for 2 minutes and then blend it in a blender to a smooth puree and keep ready.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add the tempering ingredients one by one and fry well and add it to the idly/dosa batter.
  • Then to the same batter add spinach puree, shredded carrots, finely chopped ginger, cilantro and give it a nice mix.
  • Now the batter is ready to make palak paniyaram.
  • Heat paniyaram pan, when it gets really hot add few drops of oil in each groove and pour batter to each groove and cook in medium heat for 2 or 3 minutes.
  • After that using skewer or spoon, gently turn other side and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  • Once done remove from the pan and serve hot with chutney or sambar.

Instead of puree, u can also use finely chopped spinach and saute it along with onions n add it to the batter.
With the same batter u can also make Palak Dosa n Palak Idly(if its a fresh or 1st day batter).

Sending this to Anu's South Indian Cooking Event hosted by Me.


  1. Congrats on the milestone. The spinach paniyaram looks perfect to go with a hot cup of tea or coffee.

  2. Congratulation on your milestone. Keep rocking >
    Spinach is my all time fav veg. Love these Spinach Paniyaram.

  3. looks so delicious and healthy!!!

  4. congrats sangee...Different n healthy paniyaram...Hope ur lil one get well soon!!

  5. Delicious and healthy paniyarams..

  6. Congrats Sangee, wishing you more milestones like this.. Healthy green paniyaram looks fabulous and damn attractive.

  7. Congrats! nice healthy twist to traditional Paniyaram... I love the color mix in the dish

  8. Congratulations on the milestone dear....Paniyaram looks wonderful.

  9. Congrats Sangeetha!!and this is an interesting twist to regular paniyarams..Sure to give it try soon :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  10. Absolute winner.....I am making this on Saturday :-) Will tell you how it comes out.

  11. Awesome Healthy recipe..loving the bowls :)


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