Thursday, 13 March 2014

Spicy / Kara Kuzhipaniyaram

Bored of eating Idli or Dosa? why not trying this simple but tasty tiffin item using  idli dosa batter.

It is very easy to pack for Kids snack box and also quick snack  to treat your guest!


Idli batter - 2 cups
Mustard seeds -1 tsp
Urad dal - ½ tsp

Onion - 1(finely chopped)
Carrot - 1 small ( grated)
Green chilli -1 or 2 finely chopped
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Salt to taste
Oil - to cook ( ½ tsp for each hole )


Heat oil in a kadai; add mustard seeds and urad dhal.

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

Once it is done; add the seasoning mixture  into the 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 close the pan with a lid; allow to cook in medium flame. 

Turn on the other side using a tooth pick or a stick.  Allow to cook till the other side turns golden brown.

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


  1. A real makeover for idlis. Super tasty Paniyaram.

  2. Paniyaram and kaara chutney, love it to the core.

  3. one of my favorite..looks crisp and tasty..

  4. We have this in our country too, it is called Num Krourk and it is my favorite one. Thanks for sharing this

  5. My favorite too..even sweet paniyaram too

  6. Looks so delicious ..very tasty paniyaram :)

  7. love it alwys very favourite .

  8. well prepared Poornima thanks for sharing my dear

  9. Kuzhipaniyaram is always one of my favourites, your spicy versions tempts me an lot...


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