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Jan 8, 2015

Pasiparuppu Paniyaram | Moongdal Paniyaram ~ Healthy Snack Recipe

Pasiparuppu Paniyaram Recipe
Today's recipe is one healthy, delicious, simple and easy after school snack recipe for kids using Moongdal / Pasiparuppu - Pasiparuppu Paniyaram. This is my Grandma's recipe and one of my favorite childhood food. Pasiparuppu Paniyaram is a good old recipe that many of you did not even heard or completely forgotten, I am happy that I learned such healthy, delicious recipes from her. My grandma is good in making different varieties of Paniyaram / Adai & Vadai. Most of our evening tiffin or snack will be Idli Batter PaniyaramChola PaniyaramPasiparuppu paniyaramRagi AdaiMurungai Adai. These are delicious, nutritious and filling snack. If you love Paniyram then you must try this recipe, this pasiparuppu paniyaram needs any spicy tangy dip like tomato garlic chutney, kara chutney, coconut chutney with dry red chilies. My kids love to have it with tomato sauce.I have posted this recipe long back and now updating it with new pictures and step wise pictures.  Now off to the recipe
Pasiparuppu Paniyaram

Pasiparuppu Paniyaram Recipe
Prep Time : 1.30 hrs | Cook Time : 20 minutes
Recipe Category : Tiffin/Snack
Makes 35-38 small paniyaram
Pasiparuppu Paniyaram
  1. Yellow Moongdal/Pasiparuppu   1 cup
  2. Poha/Aval    1/2 cup
  3. Green Chili   3 or 4 no.
  4. Fennel seeds  1/2 tsp
  5. Onion   1 medium(finely chopped)
  6. Cilantro/coriander leaves   3 tbsp(finely chopped)
  7. Ginger   1/2 tsp (finely chopped)
  8. Carrot,shredded    2-3 tbsp
  9. Cumin seeds  1/2 tsp
  10. Hing   1/4 tsp
  11. Salt   to taste
  12. Oil   as needed
  • Wash and Soak Moongdal and Poha  together for 1-2 hours.
  • After that drain excess water and put it in a blender and to it add green chili, fennel seeds and using 1/4 cup water grind it to a coarse batter.
  • Transfer the ground batter to a bowl, add finely chopped onions, cilantro, ginger, hing, cumin seeds, carrot and enough salt and mix everything well.
  • Now the batter is ready to make paniyaram.
  • Heat paniyaram pan, drizzle oil in each hole.
  • Pour spoonful of batter to each hole and cook in medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
  • Then flip other side using skewer or spoon and again cook for another 3 minutes or until it turns crisp and golden brown.
  • Once done, remove from the pan and serve hot with tomato chutney or any spicy chutney.
To the same recipe, you can also add handful of chopped spinach to make it even more healthy.
Grind the batter to a coarse paste.
You can grind the batter by noon time and refrigerate it and use it in the evening.
Adust chilies to your taste, you can also use dry red chillies, if using dry red chili then soak it along with dal and poha and grind altogether.
Moongdal Paniyaram

Pasiparuppu Paniyaram


  1. pasiparuppu paniyaram look so good and tempting. That's a healthy snack I am going to make soon.

  2. I do it with rice but adding Poha is new to tasty and healthy snack for anyone

  3. Paniyarams looks delicious...grandmas are awesome isn't it ?

  4. perfect snack!! love to keep munching these!

  5. wow never tried this looks yumm

  6. very much liked these traditional recipes

  7. tats a nice instant one.. will try it.. looks scrumptious sangee

  8. very healthy and tasty one dear..guilt free too,yummy!!

  9. Wat is a paniyaram pan?
    Can any other type of vessel b used instead of that?

  10. Wat is a paniyaram pan.?
    Can a tawa or wok b used instead of that?

    1. Paniyaram Pan is available in Amazon or Ebay sites, If not you can try it as small pancakes in tawa. Cook in low-medium heat. Smear tawa with generous oil.


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