Unique paniyaram using idli batter

Unique paniiyaram using idli batter

Try making cute little paniyarams using the same batter in case you are bored of eating the good old idli or dosa. This could be enjoyed as a filling breakfast or a tasty evening snack. Here is how you can make paniyarams using idli/dosa batter.


2 cups idli/dosa batter

1 tbsp coconut oil

1 tsp mustard seeds

½ tsp cumin seeds

1 tbsp urad dal

1 tbsp yellow gram

1 onion

2 green chillies

1 inch piece of ginger

¼ tsp asafoetida powder

2 sprigs curry leaves

15 cashews

1 carrot (grated)

Salt as required


Heat coconut oil in a pan and splutter mustard and cumin seeds

Add urad dal and the yellow gram

Roast until they turn light brown in colour

Now sauté the finely chopped onion

Sauté the finely chopped ginger, green chillies and curry leaves as well

Add asafoetida, chopped cashews and grated carrot when the onion is nicely sautéed and oil begins to separate

Mix and stir until the water in the carrot gets reduced and gets dry

Add this mixture into the dosa batter after it has cooled down

Add salt as required

Mix well

Heat oil in an unniyappam vessel

Pour a tablespoon full of batter in each hole

When the paniyaram is almost cooked and bubbles begin to appear on top, flip them

Cook until both sides are light brown in colour

Enjoy the paniyarams with the classic coconut chutney or spicy shallots chutney.

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