Day 3 of the blogging marathon and my theme is “Guilt Free Snacks”. This paniyaram is made with leftover idli or dosa batter, but any time I have leftover batter I always end up making a dosa called “Pongalam”. So I made these with fresh batter just so I don’t keep missing it.
These paniyarams are crispy on the outside, soft on the inside and are a perfect evening snack. You can eat them as is or with any chutney. This is another versatile recipe where you can add your choice of ingredients to the batter. I have added sooji/rava for that slight crispiness which it gives. This was a hit that evening and my kids loved it too. Off to the recipe.
Idli batter about 2.5 cups
2 tbsp channa dal soaked (bengal gram dal)
1 small onion
2 green chillies
1 small carrot grated
1/4 cup sooji (rava)
Take the dosa batter and add the soaked channa dal.
Add chopped onion and chillies.
Add grated carrots.
Add sooji (rava).
Mix well. Dilute the batter using little water if necessary. Consistency should be that of dosa batter.
Heat a kuzhi paniyaram pan and pour 1/4 tsp oil in each groove. Pour the batter in the grooves. Keep the heat at a medium so that the inside gets cooked properly.
After few minutes flip over the paniyarams. Remove when both sides are cooked.
Tasty and guilt free kuzhi paniyarams ready. We had it with coconut chutney.