Jan 5, 2013

Oats Kuzhi Paniyaram / Oats Kara Paniyaram / Oats & Rice Flour Balls / Oats Ponganalu - Instant Version

I love making kuli paniyaram, specially because of their cute shapes. These bite size morsels are such a indulgence for breakfast. There is nothing more than making this during morning and having with coconut chutney.

This is the new paniyaram maker which i bought online for around 500 Rs. It is such a dream one, it is nonstick and i love it, because when i experiment with so many version of this paniyaram i dont have to worry about things getting stuck to the pan.

These paniyaram are made with oats and this is a instant version. It can be made any time as you wish. You can add whatever veggies you wish, i added some grated carrot which i love in this. This turned out to be so soft and fluffy and i loved it. Try it and you will know why i loved it...

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 30 mins
Serves : 4 to 5


Instant Oats - 3 cups
Rice Flour - 1 1/2 cups
Curd- 1 cup
Water as needed
Salt to taste
Eno Fruit Salt - 2 tblspn (or use 1 tsp of baking soda)

Oil for Frying paniyaram

For Seasoning:
Oil - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu - 1 tsp
Shallots / Sambar Onion - 10 chopped finely
Curry leaves - 10 chopped finely
Green Chilli - 2 chopped finely
Carrots - 1 cup grated
Coriander leaves / Cilantro - 3 tblspn finely chopped


Take oats, rice flour, curd and water in a mixing bowl and make a smooth batter.

Now make the seasoning by heating oil, and crackling mustard, cumin and urad dal and let it sizzle for a min.

Add in onions, curry leaves, green chilli and saute for a min.

Add in carrots and coriander leaves and mix well for 30 sec.

Now pour this over the oats mixture and mix well.

Add in salt and eno salt and mix well till they foam up.

Heat paniyaram pan, drizzle oil in it and let it heat up.

Pour spoonful of batter in the paniyaram pan and cook till the bottom crisp up.

Flip over and cook.

Serve with chutney.

You will need Oats, Rice flour,
Curd, Oil, Eno salt, Tempering Spices,
Salt, Curry leaves, Green Chilli, Cilantro, Carrots..
Take oats in a bowl
add in rice flour
add in some curd
and some water
mix well to form a batter
heat oil in a pan
add the seasoning spices
add in shallots, curry leaves and green chilli
add in carrots and cilantro
saute well
Pour that into the batter
and mix well
add in salt
and some eno salt
let it foam up
like this
heat your paniyaram pan
Pour ladleful of batter in
flip them over
and serve


  1. Nice!!! I have always enjoyed cooking from childhood, and your blog and couple more - Solai's Kitchen - I bet you know that too, and vah-reh-vah . com, is encouraging me to write my own blog / website with recipes. Last evening I tried the Salna and wrote to you.

    On this kuzhipaniyaram, much liked aspect is the "eno salt"! Nice unique idea and usage, instead of some baking soda or yeast etc. Kudos & Cheers!!


  2. Defnitely gonna try dis.....me tooo luv my nonstick unniappachatti vry much..

  3. healthy and delicious
    Happy new year to you and family

  4. Oats kuzhi Paniyaram looks yum and a healthy version of paniyaram...

  5. Such a instant and super tempting healthy paniyaram,will make some soon.

  6. U can pulse oats in mixer grinder for few secs n then add the rice flour. It will be even better

  7. Mhh looks delicious!!!

  8. lookd mouth watering. I will try soon, easy and tasty too.

  9. I used your recipe to make pancakes http://torviewtoronto.blogspot.ca/2012/09/green-banana-peel-chutney.html

  10. These look yum. Can you pls let me know through which online site, you order your utensils / dark chocolate chips etc.

  11. @Anonymous i buy stuff from my near by super market. Chocolate chips, i buy from a shop which i searched from india mart

  12. Hi Aarthi
    this looks delicious and may i ask how do u use the paniyan i am very new to this of cooking.. also do u email your recipes... if so let me know and i will send my email id to ur address
    thanks and more power

  13. hi..can this b made without eno..or any substitutes..Thx..

  14. Hi,

    These look delicious and healthy. Please can you tell me what I can use instead of eno fruit salt.


  15. @Anonymous You can use baking soda. Add a tsp of baking soda

  16. @Anonymous Add 1 tsp of baking soda instead of eno fruit salt

  17. I tried this today and it came so yummy that my kids who are fussy eaters did liked it and enjoyed a lot.. Thanks for sharing such a yummy recipe ...

  18. I tried this today and it turn out so delicious that my fussy kids enjoyed eating this. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  19. Very interesting way to use oats, will definitely try this one

  20. Can idli maker be used instead of paniyaram maker ?

  21. @AnonymousI am not sure..but you can make them as dosa.

  22. Great pictorial. U make cooking too simple. Good job!
    Can we avoid baking soda ? because its believed to be not so good for health..

  23. @AnonymousBaking soda is what makes it soft. You can leave baking soda and add eno fruit salt.

  24. Hi Aarthi, Can i use Jowar flour instead of Rice flour in this recipe. I adore you cooking skills. you are an inspiration :)

  25. @Divyarice flour helps in binding, you can try using jowar as well

  26. avoid ENO, Its dangerous for those who have liver problems.


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