Masala Paniyaram Recipe
Recipe type: Main
RecipeCuisine: Indian
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Serves: 3-4
Masala paniyaram are also known as kuzhi, appes, appams and paddu. Masala paniyaram recipe are made from left over idli or dosa batter.
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 2 cups of fermented idli batter (it has to be thick batter)
  • ½ inch ginger grated or chopped finely
  • 1 small onion chopped finely
  • 2 green chilies chopped finely
  • 10-12 curry leaves torn with hand or chopped finely
  • 1 t/s garam masala powder (optional)
  • 2 tbsp fresh grated coconut
  • ½ cup coriander leaves chopped finely
  • salt as required
How to make the recipe?
  1. Mix all the ingredients into the idli batter. Check if salt is required then add accordingly.
  2. Place the paniyaram cookware on medium heat. Add a few drops of oil in each mould. Pour spoonful of the paniyaram batter leaving some space over the top.
  3. Allow to cook for 3-4 mins on medium heat. Once you see them browning from top. Try to check the edges with a wooden skewer or spoon. If it's cooked just turn or rotate them gently and allow the other side to cook.
  4. You could turn again them if you want them to be more crisp. Remove and cover them with a lid so that it stays warm.- Repeat the same with the rest of batter.
  5. Serve the masala paniyaram hot with any chutney of your choice.
1. Ensure the batter is thick for holding the paniayaram shape.
2. Add any veggie of your choice but make them as soon as the batter is made else it would have a lot of moisture otherwise.
3. You could make paniayarams from let over idli, dosa or medu vada batter.
4. In case your paniyarams stick to the bottom then try leaving some oil in your cookware overnight.
Recipe by Flavors of Mumbai at