I haven't been very active recently on my blog due to some medical constraints but this snack is so delicious and was something new, atleast for me ; therefore I had to share it with all of you.
Kuzhi Paniyaram is a popular Chettinad tiffin item, where fermented rice and lentil batter (idli / dosa batter) is mixed with seasoning and steamed in special pans which comes with little golf ball size holes (kuzhi in Tamil). These paniyarams can be made either sweet or savoury.
My kind neighbour taught me this. Its quick and easy and convenient to satisfy the hunger pangs of little children and (tongue - in - cheek) hungry adults !!! It takes about 15 - 20 minutes from start to finish.
She told me that when one doesn't have idli /dosa batter at home, one can use rava / sooji which is easily available and rustle up this quick snack. What a wonderful idea !!
So here it is. I couldn't post a photograph because it was walloped up in a few minutes. Hungry adults you see !!! But the next time, I make a batch, I will surely post a picture.
I found an image of the Paniyaram on the internet from this site. So I have posted the image below to get an idea of what this recipe will turn out into. I hope they don't mind.
The recipe is posted below the image. The video for Unni Appam (towards the end of the post) shows how much oil to put into the paniyaram pan for frying.
The paniyarams are soft and spongy. Quite tasty.
2) Heat the Paniyaram pan on the stove
4) Fill each holder with the prepared paste. Cover with a flat lid.
Note : Do take the largest size for bigger Paniyarams. I bought the smallest size by mistake.