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February 5, 2009

Chettinad kara kuzhi paniyaram

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When I say chettinad cuisine, the first dish that strike my mind is the "Kara kuzhi paniyaram". Chettinad dishes are popular for its spicy flavour. Paniyaram can be made either sweet or savory.

kuzhi paniyaram, well-spiced, fried a deep golden brown, and served with sambar and chutney (coconut or a red) is an absolute treat. Succulent and spicy, it’s a great snack — with tea, coffee — or even as a starter, served on a platter, as the prelude to a sophisticated dinner.

Kuzhi paniyaram can be made easily with the leftover idli/dosa mavu by adding little ingredients & it finally looks like a round golf ball in shape. Try this chettinadu special paniyaram & u will love it!!!

Ingredients :
  1. Idli batter(mavu) - 2 cups
  2. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  3. Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
  4. Channa dal - 1 tsp
  5. Onion - 1 no
  6. Small onions- 10 nos
  7. Green chilly - 4 nos
  8. Minced ginger - 1/2 tsp
  9. Carrot grated- 1 tbsp (optional)
  10. Grated coconut -1 tbsp
  11. A pinch of hing
  12. Curry leaves - 1 tbsp
  13. Corrainder leaves - 3 stks
  14. salt to taste
  15. Oil - 5 tbsp
Directions :
  • Finely chop Onion, small onion, Green chili, Curry leaves and Coriander leaves.
  • Fry the grated coconut in a tsp of oil & set aside.
  • Heat Oil in a pan, add Mustard seeds, cumin seeds and Channa dal, fry till Channa dal turns into light brown in color.
  • Add Onion, small onion, Green chili, carrot, ginger, hing and Curry leaves, fry till the Onion becomes light brown color. Allow the fried items to cool.
  • Add these fried items, Salt, grated coconut and Coriander leaves to the Idly batter and mix well.

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  • Pour some oil in the paniyaram mould. (in each impression)
  • Once the oil is hot pour the batter in each impression .(3/4 batter in each impression)
  • Allow it to cook for few minutes. Flip it over to cook the other side.
Serve hot kara paniyaram with coconut chutney. Enjoy!!!


Nandinis food said...

Kuzhi Paniyaram looks so yummy! It's one of my favorite dishes.

Unknown said...

i make this too and love it..looks yummy..

LifenSpice said...

this is one of my fav dishes too! i dont make it now bcoz i dnt have these moulds here:(

PS: i see u too are in Germany. where do u stay? i am in Frankfurt! do let me know

AnuSriram said...

Looks yum! My favourite one...

Srikitchen said...

it looks yum!

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