Wednesday, September 7, 2011


How to make Paniyaram

Paniyaram is very famous dish hailing from southern part of India. I will say a sister snack of Idli which is equally delicious. Whenever I make Idlis I make sure to save some batter to prepare paniyaram the following days.

Here is what we need -

  • Idli Batter
  • 1 spoon cumin seeds
  • 1-2 chopped green chilies
  • cilantro
  • salt
  • 1/2 onion

Whats Next -

Refer to the Idli recipe to see how to make the batter for paniyaram because both the recipes are made from the same batter.

To make paniyaram you need a paniyaram pan; I brought mine from India. This could be brought here in any Indian store.

Fine chop onion and green chilies. Add it to the batter. Add cumin seeds.

Heat pan on the stove. put some oil in each compartment. pour little less batter than the size of each compartment as it rises a bit once cooked. It will take a few minutes for one side to get cooked. flip it to the other side and wait for another few minutes to eat it. It should be nice golden brown on the side it cooked first and the other side would be lighter. That is how it should be.

Enjoy paniyaram with Idli pudi (I like MTR chutney powder)


  1. yoohoooo!! we'll get to feast on paniyaram tonight!!

  2. Hey Neetu, You should get the pan in Vancouver .. try Indian stores in your area.. Thank you for your visiting my space!


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