Authentic Kuzhi Paniyaram

Author: kittymatti / Labels: ,

Kuzhi Paniyaram/ Kaara Apam

Recipe Courtesy: Subhasini (my friend)

All these years I have been under the impression that kuzhi paniyaram is always made only with the dosai batter...Everytime I eat paniyaram in the restaurants, something tells me that this is not the regular dosa batter. Later, I learnt the perfect recipe from my friend Subha who cooks authentic Chettinadu and Coimbatore cuisine.

Ingredients:
1 cup raw rice
1 cup idly rice or boiled rice
1 cup sago (Javvarsi/ sabudhana)
1 cup rava (semolina)
1 cup urad dal

For garnish:
finely chopped onions
finely chopped cilantro (coriander leaves)
finely chopped green chillies
mustard seeds and urad dal fried in a little oil-till mustard cracks and urad dal gets brown.

Soak urad dal in a container
Soak raw rice and boiled rice together in a container
Soak rava and sago together in another container
Allow it soak overnight.

Now grind the urad dal first till fluffy. Keep aside
Grind the rice mixture for a few minutes till each grain breaks into 3 parts.
Half way through, add the sago-rava mixture and grind together to a smooth batter.
Now mix the urad batter and the rice-sago-rava batter.
Add salt to taste and allow it to ferment till the batter doubles in volume

Garnish with cilantro, onions, green chillies, mustard and urad dal
Add some ghee in the paniyaram griddle holes and pour batter in them.
Roast on both sides till golden and well cooked
Enjoy with a chutney of your choice!

Some tips:
The texture of ingredients in the batter are very different. That is the reason the grinding is done separately. If you are feeling too lazy, you can grind them all together, the taste will remain the same :)

21 comments:

Padma said...

That is really authentic Preethi... never tried adding sago for paniyaaram... very interesting will definitely try out... it looks so delicious :)

Pavithra said...

wow this is our fav .. hope its hot hot in ur place i am inviting my self to over there to finish the plate. Looking yum yumm...yumm. Romba nalla irukku preethi..

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

mmm they have come out real crisp and the color is so comforting!!! I like to have it as a snack ;)

Nithya said...

Yummy.. I love paniyaarams. I used to pop one every time I pass by the kitchen when mom makes. :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Wow - awesome recipe...

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

super.. my fav. i tried tomato rice and it was very delicious :)

Priya said...

Looks just perfect!:)

Ammu said...

Wow! looks delicious. Wanna to have a piece.

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice lovely snack dear

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow i tatsed them recently....Looks yum...

Vrinda said...

Wow..looks superb,recently i had this dish from my friend's house,i really liked the taste...yummy

DEESHA said...

this is my fave snack

kittymatti said...

thnx u all so much. Thnx mahimaa for trying out the tomato rice! Would love to share this all of u..open invitation pavithra:)

Priti said...

Looks so perfect and yum..love the pic

Ann said...

Please accept the Award, that I love to Pass it to you!

Mythri N said...

thanks for the recipe..will try it out!! didnt know had to mix sago and rava preparing the batter!

Priyameena said...

I never heard about adding rava/sago in a paniyaram...but looks gorgeous..

kittymatti said...

thank u all sooo much for the lovely comments

munchcrunchandsuch said...

ya 100% authentic..I usually mix it with the dosa batter..yum!

Kalai said...

One of my fav dish.I never used rava for paniyaram batter.Next time i will try with rava.

kittymatti said...

thnx friends!

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