May 15, 2015

Masala Kuzhi Paniyaram Recipe

This is my favourite dish to make, whenever we have some sour idli batter, we will either make uthappam or this paniyaram. It taste so spongy and very tasty..Not only it is easy to make, but it taste so yum. I make few more variations of this paniyaram, will share all of them very soon.

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Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 2 to 3 mins per batch
Serves : 3 to 4


Idli Batter 3 to 4 cups
Oil as needed for making paniyaram

For Seasoning:
Oil - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Urad Dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1 tsp
Asafoetida / Hing / Kaya Podi - a pinch
Curry Leaves a sprig
Shallots / Sambar Onion - 12 to 15 chopped finely
Green Chilli - 2 chopped finely
Ginger - 1 tblspn finely chopped
Coconut - 1/2 cup grated
Coriander leaves a handful chopped finely
Salt to taste


Heat oil in a pan, add in mustard and urad dal. let them splatter.

Add in asafoetida, curry leaves and mix well.

Add in onions, ginger, green chillies, salt and saute for 2 mins.

Add in coconut and coriander leaves. Toss well.

Add this to idli batter. Mix well.

Heat a kuzhi paniyaram pan with some oil. POur batter in and cook on low flame till it crisp up a little.

Now flip over and cook.

Remove and serve.

Take all your ingredients

You will need some idli batter

Heat a tblspn of oil in a pan

add in mustard seeds and urad dal, let it pop

add in curry leaves

add in a dash of asafoetida

in goes some chopped ginger

Add in some chopped shallots.

Add in chopped green chillies

season with some salt

toss well

add in coconut 

add in coriander leaves

Mix once

add this into the batter

mix well

Heat a kuzhi paniyaram pan with some oil

spoon some batter in

let them cook on low flame till it crisp up

flip over and cook



  1. Take it from me. These are one of the best paniyarams that I have seen for a long time. Excellent pics as well.

  2. Hmmm yummy paniyaramas... I haven't tried with coconut though sounds good will try it next time with it. Nicely done.

  3. Do we need to cook it covered? Or okay to cook it open alone?

    1. it is okay to cook in open flame. but make sure the flame is on low

  4. Aarti what brand Kadai is this

  5. Aarti,the pan is non stick one or iron pan...suggest me,I want to buy one...Thanks da

  6. Hi aarti,the pan is non stick one or iron pan... Suggest me Iwant to buy one

  7. Aarti,the pan is non stick one or iron pan...suggest me,I want to buy one...Thanks da


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