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.

Vegetable Kuruma - 1


Carrot - 2 nos- cut into small pieces
Beans - 10 nos - cut into small pieces
Green peas - A hand full
Potato - - 1 nos - cut into small pieces
Big Onion - 1
Tomato - 2(medium)
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Grated Coconut - 3 tsp
Green chilli - 3 and chilli powder - 1/4 tsp(if needed)
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Oil - 3 tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp or as per need
Curry leaves - few
Coriander leaves - few

1. Grind coconut along with 1/2 tsp of cumin seeds and green chillies and keep it aside.
2. Heat oil in a pan, splutter cumin seeds, add onion, curry leaves and turmeric and fry well
3. Add tomato and fry till oil gets separated.
4. Add vegetables, salt and mix well and let the vegetables to cook for 5 mins.
5. Add the grinned coconut paste now and check for spice and salt. Add more if needed.
6. Let it cook for few more minutes. Finally add coriander leaves.


Most of us know the only side dish for Poori/Bhatura as potato. Try this! Also for roti, Pulav you can try this as side dish. People who don't like garam masala taste will definitely like this kind of kuruma.