Kuzhi paniyaram is a typical Indian breakfast made from idli/dosa batter. I really can’t remember when i tasted this for the first time as my mom hardly do this, but i’m pretty sure when i start to crave for this awesome dish. It was when i tasted ever tasty kuzhi paniyaram which bought by a friend. Since that day, my crave for paniyaram grew till i bought a paniyaram mould myself and try it out myself.
I was so eager to try this after bought the mould. Therefore i had came out with different batter recipe.
1 cup rice
1/2 cup urad dal
1/3 cup sago
1 tbsp grated coconut
4 dry chillies chopped
1 onion chopped
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp urad dal
curry leaves chopped
a pinch of turmeric powder
1/2 inch ginger
Soak rice and urad dal for 6 hours. Add sago one hour before to grind. Grind all together to idli batter. Add yeast and ferment overnight.
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds to splutter. Add cumin seeds and urad dal to fry.
Add dry chillies, curry leaves, onion chopped and ginger chopped. Fry to cook. Add coconut as well followed by turmeric powder. Fry well. Add salt and sugar to taste. Pour into the batter and mix well.
Heat the paniyaram mould with 1 tsp ghee on each pit. Pour 3/4 full the batter. Cook in medium flame. Turn over once cooked on one side. Cook both sides brown and crisp. Remove from fire.Serve hot with coconut chutney.