paniyaram recipe

Paniyaram Recipe | Appe Recipe | How to make Paniyaram

What is Paniyaram?

The most popular Indian recipe for a snack from the state of Tamil Nadu; made with the fermented batter of rice and lentils; flavored with curry leaves, green chilies, ginger; carrying the crunch of onions is Paniyaram. Basically, dosa batter or idli batter recipe works for the Paniyaram recipe. Idli sambar and masala dosa are often prepared using the dosa batter. So whenever I like to take a break, I make Paniyaram. To make appe, there is a dish, the appe dish or appam mold. This appe dish is used. In fact, the appe dish is used to make many other snacks too. I also make aloo bonda and lauki kofta in appe dish. Appe recipe can be converted into a dinner recipe by serving it with sambar and coconut chutney. As such, it is a perfect breakfast recipe.

Let’s talk about the ingredients for Paniyaram Recipe:

I already have rava appe recipe on the blog. Most of the classic South Indian recipes have their rava versions. You name it, rava appe, rava dosa, rava idli and so on. However, this time I thought of going for the authentic appe recipe. So this is all you need to make the Authentic Paniyaram:

Dosa Batter: Idli dosa batter is common for us. I make idli using the idli batter recipe given here. And then I use the same batter to make dosa, uttapam, appe, etc.

Tempering: Tempering of mustard seeds, curry leaves are added to the batter.

Vegetables: Onions, green chili and ginger are used. As such if you wish you can cook them with the tempering and add to the batter, but I like these veggies crunchy. So I add raw.

Rice Flour: This is an optional ingredient. If required, rice flour is added to adjust the consistency of the batter.

Similar recipes on the blog:

Idli, dosa, vegetable uttapam, rava idli, sambar, coconut chutney are few of the most popular South Indian recipes and these are all here on the blog.

How to serve Paniyaram?

Serve hot with coconut chutney for breakfast.

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How to make Paniyaram?

1.This recipe serves 2-3 persons.

paniyaram recipe

2.Heat 1 tsp oil. Add ½ tsp mustard seeds (raie) and a sprig of curry leaves, torn. Cook till aromatic.

paniyaram recipe

3.In a mixing bowl add 1 cup idli batter. Into this add 1 chopped onion, 1 tsp chopped ginger, 1 chopped green chili, salt to taste and the prepared tempering. Mix.

Tips:Refer ingredients list for the recipe.

paniyaram recipe

4.Check the seasoning and consistency. Add rice flour to thicken the batter if required. It should be like the cake batter.

paniyaram recipe

5.Grease the appe dish. Add in a few drops of oil.

paniyaram recipe

6.Pour in the appe batter filing each cavity.

paniyaram recipe

7.Cover and cook on low flame, for 3-4 minutes.

paniyaram recipe

8.Cook till the top is firm and not moist.

paniyaram recipe

9.Flip and cook from the other side too. Do not cover it. Drizzle few drops of oil again for crispier appe.

paniyaram recipe

10.Cook till done.

paniyaram recipe

11.Serve hot. Bon appétit!

paniyaram recipe

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Hi! I am CA Vini Mehta. A Chartered Accountant by profession, a food blogger by passion! First of all, I would like to thank you for stopping by at Viniscookbook, I hope you have a good time. Here, yo...u will find the recipes which have been tried, at times re-tried in my kitchen and relished on the dining table. I am mother of two kids and the wife of a person with a high and selective taste sense, so basically anything, before finding its place on the blog, has many levels to cross and clear. This journey started a couple of years back. Before that I was making the most usual kind of food. The only experiment used to be asking my mother how to make something new or different☺. Then, one day, I tried a recipe for butter cookies. And they did not get to go in the container as they were over before I could store them. That day I was introduced to the joy of experimenting with recipes. And I loved everything else that followed especially garnishing and photographing food. I am still not well versed with the photography dos and don’ts but I love to experiment and learn, be it photography or cooking. Hope you too enjoy this journey as much as I do☺! Stay healthy, stay tuned!.

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