Kuthampully special chilanka paniyaram

Kuthampully special chilanka paniyaram

Paniyaram that is shaped like the jingling beads of a chilanka or the dancer’s anklet has been an iconic snack of the village of Kuthampully. The paniyaram that tastes amazing when enjoyed hot could also be stored in air tight containers to up to a month. It is a snack that is specially prepared to celebrate the festival of Thiruvathira. Delicious paniyarams that are made in the homes of Kuthampully are packed and taken abroad too. Check out the pretty simple recipe of chilanka paniyaram.

½ cup mung beans
¼ cup cow peas
¼ cup yellow roasted gram
Jaggery syrup
Rice - urad dal batter as required
Oil to fry


Grind the mung beans, cowpeas and roasted gram into fine powder
Pour jaggery syrup into these powders
Mix into soft dough
Set it aside
Meanwhile, grind the rice and urad dal into separate batters
Mix the batters together in a vessel
Make small balls from the dough
Dip these balls in the batter
Fry them in hot oil
Make sure that the balls do not break in oil; else it would darken the oil
Separate the balls using a spatula so that the batter wouldn’t get spread in the oil
Enjoy the chilanka paniyaram with hot tea in the evening.

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