Saturday, 21 September 2013

Kambu (Pearl Millet) Kuzhipaniyaram

Kuzhipaniyaram is a traditional South Indian breakfast / snack variety.  This can be made either sweet or spicy.  What I have given here is the spicy version using pearl millet (gluten free grain)  which is easily digestible and a highly nutritious cereal.

Thanks to my friend Kalaimathy Panneerselvam from whom I learnt this.


Ingredients:

Pearl Millet / Kambu – ½ cup
Idli Rice – 1 cup
Urad dhal – ¼ cup
Fenugreek seeds – ½ tsp
Salt – to taste 


For Seasoning:
Jeera (cumin seeds) - ½ tsp
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Small onion - 10 (finely chopped)
Green chillies - 1 or 2 (Chopped)
Curry leaves - 1 or 2 sprigs (finely chopped)
Grated coconut - 1 tbsp (optional)


Directions:

Wash pearl millet / kambu, rice, urad dhal and fenugreek seeds separately to get grid of stones or dirt.

Soak all of them (rice, kambu, urad dhal and fenugreek seeds) together in water for about 4 hours. And grind them to fine paste.

Transfer it to a separate container; add salt and mix well. Allow to ferment for about 8 to 10 hours or overnight.

Heat oil in a kadai; add mustard seeds and jeera. 

After it crackles, add chopped onions, green chillies and curry leaves. Fry till onions become translucent.

Once it is done; add the seasoning mixture and grated coconut into the fermented batter. Give it a mix.

Heat the kuzhipaniyaram pan; add 1 to 2 tsp oil or ghee into each hole. 

Pour batter in all the holes and allow to cook in medium flame. Turn on the other side using a tooth pick or a stick. Allow to cook till both sides turn golden brown.


Remove  from pan and serve hot with any spicy chutney (Tomato garlic chutney) or sambar.



Also try my other Kambu / Pearl millet delicacies linked below: 

16 comments:

  1. Very perfectly made paniyarams.My most fav snacks

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  2. healthy paniyaram recipe dear :) love the banana leaf presentation

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  3. Looks awesome...I make it with cholam too.

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  4. Hi, Next time i will try with cholam also. Thank you visiting my space.

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  5. Kambu Kuzhipaniyaram... first time i am hearing. I will try..

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  6. wow... looks gr8... heard it for first time but looks very yummm...

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  7. Wat a healthy and nutritious paniyaram, simply delicious.

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  8. loved the presentation of this healthy paniyaram...tried it came out very well.thanku

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  9. Thank you lakshmi. Felt happy that you liked it..

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