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Instant Kuzhi Paniyaram

Maritta Felix
10 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Instant Kuzhi Paniyaram RECIPE

This speciality from Tamil Nadu makes a delicious snack and breakfast along with some coconut chutney. Made with a fermented rice batter. You easily make these delicious balls with leftover dosa or idli batter. Add your favourite veggies to the batter to make it more nutritious!.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Steaming
  • Snacks
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. Rice 1 cup
  2. Parboiled rice (ukda chawal) 1 cup
  3. white gram skinless (urad dal) 1/2 cup
  4. Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) 1/4 teaspoon
  5. Salt to taste
  6. Oil 2 tsp
  7. Mustard seeds 1/4 teaspoon
  8. Cumin seeds 1/4 teaspoon
  9. Curry leaves chopped 10-12
  10. Green chillies finely chopped 2-3
  11. Onion finely chopped 1 large


  1. Soak rice, dosa/idly rice and urad dal with fenugreek seeds in six cups of water for at least five hours. Drain and grind. Ensure that the batter is not too smooth. Add salt, mix well and allow it to ferment overnight.
  2. Heat two teaspoons oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, curry leaves, onion and green chillies. Sauté for two to three minutes. Add tempering to the batter. Mix well.
  3. Heat the paniyaram tawa over medium heat and grease each dent with a little oil. Pour a ladleful of batter in each dent, drizzle oil and cook for four to five minutes till the underside is done.
  4. Turn them over using a spoon and drizzle a little more oil and continue to cook for three to four minutes or until both the sides are evenly cooked. Prepare more paniyarams similarly.
  5. Serve with Coconut Chutney

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Shelly Sharma
Shelly Sharma   Dec-10-2017

I will surely try this.

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