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Onion Paniyaram

Drashti Dholakia
10 minutes
Prep Time
15 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Onion Paniyaram RECIPE

These are easy, quick and healthy onion paniyarams/appe. They are a great option for tiffin box or as a tea-time snack. These paniyarams are prepared from sooji/rava and so they get ready quickly. Batter has to be set aside for 15-20 minutes – this is the only waiting time. Rest of the process is pretty quick. Enjoy them with tea/coffee and your favourite chutneys.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • South Indian
  • Shallow fry
  • Snacks
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. ½ cup semolina/sooji/rava (dry roasted)
  2. ¼ cup dahi/curd
  3. ¼ cup water + 2 tablespoons or as required
  4. Salt to taste
  5. 1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
  6. 1 Green chili, finely chopped
  7. small bunch of coriander leaves, chopped
  8. pinch of baking soda/eno
  9. Oil for shallow frying


  1. In a bowl, mix sooji and curd together with ¼ cup water. Keep aside for 15-20 minutes.
  2. After 15-20 minutes, whisk the batter well. Add finely chopped onions, green chillies, chopped coriander leaves and salt. Add about 1-2 tablespoon water and mix everything well.
  3. Heat a paniyaram pan /appe pan and add few drops of oil inside the holes.
  4. Now add pinch of eno/baking soda to our sooji-onion mixture and mix.
  5. Immediately pour the batter into holes.
  6. Cook on low heat. After about 2 minutes, drizzle few drops of oil on them. When the sides start to leave, flip it over to the other side using a spoon. You can flip 2-3 times and cook until it browns evenly on all the sides.
  7. Repeat the same process to make paniyarams from the remaining batter.
  8. Enjoy with tomato ketchup or any chutney of your choice.

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Sunaina Saxena
Sunaina Saxena   Jun-30-2017


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