Saturday, 4 July 2015

Kuzhi Paniyaram

For the second day of one-bite fritters in this BM I would like to present kuzhi paniyaram which is a famous house-hold snack in Tamil Nadu. This is a very easy snack and can be easily made with left-over dosa batter.

It can be had plain or with some lip-smacking chutney.


Left-over idli batter - 1 cup
Onion - 1 no
Green chillies - 2 nos
Coconut (grated) - 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste
Oil - to fry

To temper:

Oil - 1 tbsp
mustard seeds - 1 tsp
channa dal - 1/2 tsp
curry leaves - few


  • Chop the onions and green chillies finely.
  •  In a kadai, add oil and add the mustard seeds, channa dal and once the channa dal turns nice golden colour add the chopped green chillies and onions and fry the onions turns pink.
  • Add a pinch of salt to this.
  • Add this to the batter and mix well.
  • If you are adding coconut bits add at this stage.
  • Heat the paniyaram pan an add oil in each holes.
  • Pour the batter with a spoon.
  • Keep in a medium flame.
  • Flip this with the help of a fork or the wooden stick.

Serve hot with coconut chutney or spicy red chutney!!!!


You can also make this with freshly prepared batter.
The leftover batter can be used for making dosa as it comes very great.
You can replace green chillies with red chilli powder also.


  1. I like kuzhi paniyarams. I dont make this a lot, but its a sure treat once in a while..

  2. We love the yummy paniyarams.

  3. love the bite sized snack.. so tempting..

  4. My favorite , i always reserve some batter to try this..It looks yummy

  5. Those kuzhi paniyaram look crispy and delicious.

  6. These mini beauties are welcome anytime!

  7. Truly addictive and irresistible paniyarams..lipsmacking..

  8. This is what I always make with my left over idli batter. Yous has come out so well.

  9. Paniyarams are a fav at home.

  10. great leftover recipe..perfect golden brown paniyarams..

  11. I know these make a great starter!..very nicely presented..