Kara paniyaram is something which my family loves to enjoy as a breakfast any given day. This can be easily made in a appe pan and you can even add vegetables of your choice and make it even more healthy. You can also send it in your kids lunch box with some tomato chutney or coriander coconut chutney. It can be served as a snack or at breakfast time. Click here for coriander coconut chutney recipe.
I use the idli batter itself to make these Kuzhipaniyaram. Click here to check out detailed recipe for Idli batter and make soft idlis. You can watch the following video to make idli batter at home:
Kuzhipaniyaram is also known as Paddu in Karnataka. So, sharing a detailed recipe to make some delicious kara paniyaram today.
Kuzhipaniyaram / Kara paniyaram
Cook Time 20 minutes
- 4 cups Idli Batter - 4 cups check the post for idli batter recipe
- Salt as per taste
- 1 Onions finely chopped
- 1 tsp Mustard seeds
- 1 sprig Curry Leaves
- 2 tsp Urad dal/white lentil - 2 tsp
- 3 Green Chilies finely chopped
- 1/4 cup Grated coconut
- 1 Carrot grated
- 8 tbsp Sesame oil
Heat oil in a frying pan and add the mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds crackle add urad dal, curry leaves and saute until lentils turns golden brown. Transfer the content in a mixing bowl with batter.
Next add the chopped onion, green chillies, grated carrot and grated coconut in the mixing bowl.
Add salt to taste and mix well.
Now heat the paniyaram kallu/appe pan for a minute. Lower the flame and add 1 tsp of oil in each hole.
Pour the batter into the holes and cook it in low flame. Once it starts turning light brown, flip the paniyaram to the other side
Add few drops of oil in each hole and cook until it turns golden brown.
Serve it hot with coconut chutney.
Rani Vijoo says
hey priya, very healthy recipe and post. Love your clicks always..awesome!
Anlet prince - Annslittlecorner says
Ya this is very simple and easy. Something interesting with leftover idli dosa btter
Priya Shiva says
Thank you 🙂
Awesome! Some add baking soda to the batter. How does it affect texture of paniyaram?
Priya Shiva says
Some people add soda for further fermentation of batter and fluffiness of paniyaram. It’s not needed if batter is well fermented.