As I try to expand our boundaries to try new recipes, ingredients, cuisines, I realize I have to touch home base every once in a while and make some really traditional & much loved and yet, rarely made dishes. One such would be Kuzhi Paniyaram I had bought myself the mold pan in Jan but had no space in my suitcases to haul it back, so when my brother brought in for me earlier this summer, I have been rearing to make these and Priya of Elaichi’s post reminded me of it and she also gave me the idea of using my idli batter to make these. I had the batter and I was not afraid to use it!!(;
Varalakshmi Vratam is tomorrow and I will be celebrating it next Friday, But I thought a trial run would not be a bad idea of things to make with my wondrous new pan J It is pretty snazzy with non-stick coating etc and I was surprised at how little oil I needed to use as compared to the uberly oily/ghee-y paniyarams I had at Grand Sweets the last time I did have it a few years ago!!!
I also made other traditional dishes that I am SO excited to blog about, but I will confine this post to this fine delicacy from the Southern Heartland of India. It was like having Idli-vadais-oothappams without the deep-frying
Onions (of course I will sub this with grated carrots if I am making this for a pooja)
Per instructions on my pan, I used the lowest flamed burner on my cooktop
I sprayed some non-stick
I added 1 tsp of less of oil in each of the holes
I slightly diluted the idli batter so it was easy to pour into the holes
Each hole contains less that ¾ ladles of batter
I covered it with a steam-releasing lid
In 3- three minutes, I used a tablespoon to flip them over to the other side
If the inside is flowing it does not matter
It still flips quite easily
Cook both sides until they are golden brown
Remove and serve with your choice of sides (I used my tomato chutney again)
Actually I spiced it up the way I’d like for it to be a stand alone dish
Take some pics, that make them MOST appealing and have your friends drool over them so much they want to get their aprons on and get to work making them :)))))))
You might have noticed that I am learning new editing techniques with some cool effects – I am pleased at some of the feedback I have already gotten for the couscous post where I have tried these effects for the first time! – Feels like liberation to learn something new and cool, you’ll agree, no?
One round in the pan I got yields 7 and I had enough to make 2 batches – you can imagine how quickly those disappeared!!!Much healthier option than fried idlis, people! Enjoy and Happy Ramadan, Varalakshmi Poojai to all – I am happy that our calendars of festivals allows us to join our Muslim friends in at least one day of fasting and feasting.
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oh…this paniyaram tempting me a lot…so colorful n tats a yummy platter Priya…i like the pinkish(onion) color here n there in the paniyaram looks so beautiful :)…very nice clicks too!!!
Love kuzhi paniyarams.. staple at our home and every last batch of dosa batter goes for paniyarams…
Looks light and fluffy,delicious breakfast..yum
love this and the fact that they are not fried , have had them in India before
Paniyarams look so good. I was planning to post about this, now I will wait a few days.Using a non stick paniyaram pan makes it so much healthier.
I absolutely love your pan.
Paniyarams are my favorite. Whenever I go to typical south indian hotel first thing I order is this one only.
The paniyarams look too cute and perfect! such a chatpata snack to make right!
Paarkave temptingaa irrukku. I have not tried this. Pictures are superb.
Next Friday kozhakattai undaa? Waiting to see.
Yummy for tummy on low oil? Looks good. I love your techniques on editing how abt sharing them? Will of course take me some time to implement them as you can see I am irregular these days. that's the kindest you can say abt the way I am treating my friends out here. But my dad comes first.
its been a long time i had these, they look so cute, liked the addition of onions n ginger..lovely clicks n pic explanations dear!!
Paniyaram looks perfectly done. Traditional recipes are always the best
these looks so tempting. perfect
I love the pan. Makes certain dishes truly low fat.
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this looks really yummy,,,,,
Irresistible.. Want to grab the whole lot.. lovely.. nice clicks..
A very comfortable recipe for me.Any time would like to have.
these look very enticing.
These paniyarams look so tempting…as you said I too have posted something traditional after a long time…
Soo yummy .. am going to buy this pan soon .. will try it then .
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Oooh I love these! They look so delicious and I love little savory breads like this. Very cool pan – I've seen one like this in a cooking supply catalogue and now I want one. Great recipe!
looks Lovely Priya ! these are truly guilt free , esp the crunch that accompanies it
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i love these so much..
Perfect looking Paniyarams. Loved the shots
Pics speak a thousand words and yours are just saying "eat me" "eat me" ! Really nice and wonderful to learn new tricks
i've been wanting to get one of those pans for awhile! in korean cuisine, they make sweet bread buns and fill it with sweetened red beans!
They looks so cute and damn addictive, feel like munching some..lovely!
never got a chance to try this, though heard a lot abt it… nw i can try ma own… thnk uuu
OMG! mouth watering…I am reminded of when my mom made this…idli batter and onions! Now with tomato chutney and everything…YUM!!
You are right, u r so tempting me with those pics to get up and make this…wish I had that nifty gadget now:( I got a question for u- Is the bottom of that pan flat or curvy on the outside like for it to sit on an electric cooktop.
This is my fav!!! Had this last fri…We also add a taska of rai & jeera sometimes when im not too lazy!!
So tempting paniyarams! Ooh what an amazing collection of paniyarams in so many blogs. So simple and so crisp. Would love to try it.
yummy and delicious…
looks nice & yes the cool editing techniques look funky-
Perfect cute panniyarams. Well presented also.
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Paniyams looks so delicious…Nice and colorful…
O my, I love paniyarams, N u made it so perfect that I badly want some now …
A very delicious snacks never tried before but now a must try!
One of my friend makes this and it tastes so good all the time!
Love kuzhi paniyarams 😀 I have not tried making them at home though. Bookmarked yours for that 😀
Oh, they look so cute & just like savory muffins. Happy Independence day to you & Varalakshmi Poojai
Thanks for stopping by, Priya. Ping me when you make a chocolate dish
hi now serving- this is a very sweet looking khuzi with the soft colors of onions, green chili and coriander.
that's quite an interesting chutney too. love the look of it
my fav. we call thsi gunthapanganalu. i eat thsi with sugar and butter
Kuzhi paniyaram looks tempting.Amazing clicks as well
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delicious looking paniyaram looks wonderful
Perfect paniyarams! Looks cute priya!
Great space dear… love the clicks… glad to follow u as well.
Brilliant! MY mom makes this often! I love it!
OMG, I want to grab these little yummy ones and eat them all!!
I have only electrical (induction) plates, do you think I could bake them in the oven instead?