Friday, October 31, 2008



Dosa/Idly Batter - 1 cup
Onion - 1 - chopped
Green chilli - 3 - chopped
Curry leaves - few
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
Cumin seeds - 1/4 tps
Urad dal - 1/4 tsp
Channa dal - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Salt - less than 1/4 tsp(if needed)


1. Heat oil in a pan, splutter mustard and cumin seeds. Add urad and Channa dal, then add onion, green chilli and curry leaves and fry until you see golden brown in onion. Let it cool for some time.
2. Mix the fried items with the batter and add salt(if needed) and mix well.
3. In the paniyarm making vessel, in each hollow add 2 drops of oil. Take the batter in a ladle and fill each hollow and close the lid for 2 min. (Note: Keep the gas in low flame)
4. Take the lid after 2 mins and turn each paniyaram to its rear, and leave it for one min. Now its ready!


If the Idly batter is bitter, you can try this. Also you can try uthappam. To reduce the bitterness, add a pinch of baking soda along with the batter. Coriander chutney, peanut chutney, coconut chutney, Kaara chutney are the best side dish for this kaara paniyaram.