Kuzhi paniyaram is a South Indian dish made by steaming batter â€” traditionally made from pulses (specifically black lentils) and rice using a mould. The batter used is the same as that for idli or dosa. Kuzhi paniyarams can be made sweet or spicy. The spicy version has sautÃ©ed onions and green chillies mixed with the batter.Kuzhi paniyarams used to be made for eating on long distance trips without the use of a refrigerator.
Ingredients for Kuzhi Paniyaram Recipe
- Dosa batter – 250 gms (about 3-4 cups)
- Onion – 1 big (chopped)
- Urad dal – 1 ttbsp
- Green chillies – 2-3 (chopped)
- Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
- Oil – 1 tsp + more for frying the paniyarams
- Salt – top taste
- Coriander leaves – ¼ cup
Procedure for preparing Kuzhi Paniyaram Recipe
Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan and allow mustard seeds to splutter, then add the onion and sautÃ© till it turns soft.
To this add the urad dal and sautÃ© till it turns golden brown. Add green chillies and again sautÃ© for 1 minute.
Remove from heat and add this to the dosa batter and mix well along with salt.
Add chopped coriander leaves and mix again
Heat kuzhi paniyaram vessel and put ½ tsp oil in each section then pour a spoonful of the batter and allow it to turn golden brown on one side then turn it over and allow it to turn golden brown on the other side.