Fermentation time: 8 hours

Preparation time: 10 minutes 

Cooking time: quarter-hour

Serves: 25 


1 cup uncooked rice (idli rice or parboiled rice)

¼ cup black gram

¼ tsp fenugreek seeds

½ cup flattened rice

1 tsp mustard seeds

1 inexperienced chilli (chopped)

1 onion (medium-sized, chopped)

1 ½ tsp ginger (finely chopped)

1 spring of curry leaves (chopped)

1 tsp of coriander leaves (chopped)

1 pinch of asafoetida

2 tsp black gram for tempering

Sesame oil


Step: 1

Wash and soak the rice, black gram and fenugreek seeds collectively for about 4 hours.

Step: 2

Soak the flattened rice for 10 minutes.

Step: 3

Drain the water from the soaked combination and grind to a clean, fluffy batter.

Step: 4

Combine the batter for about 2 minutes to include air bubbles.

Step: 5

Cowl and hold the batter in a single day or for about 8 hours to ferment.

Step: 6

Add salt and blend gently.

Step: 7

Warmth 2 tablespoons of sesame oil in a pan. Splutter the mustard seeds. Then add black gram and sauté it until it turns into gentle brown. Additionally add chopped onion, inexperienced chillies, ginger, curry leaves, salt, and a pinch of asafoetida. Sauté properly over a medium flame until the onion turns into translucent. Lastly, add the chopped coriander leaves after which flip off the flame.

Step: 8

Add the sautéed elements to the batter and blend properly. Kuzhi Paniyaram batter is able to be cooked now.

Step: 9

Warmth the paniyaram pan and drop ½ teaspoon of sesame oil in every cavity.

Step: 10

Pour the paniyaram batter into every cavity, as much as three fourth degree of the amount.

Step: 11

Cowl and cook dinner on low to medium warmth for about 2 to three minutes. Regulate the warmth as wanted, relying upon the make of the pan.

Step: 12

When one aspect is completed, flip it over rigorously with a wood skewer or spoon and let the opposite aspect additionally cook dinner properly.

Lastly, take out from the pan. Serve kuzhi paniyaram sizzling with coconut chutney, idli podi (dry roasted coconut chutney powder), onion chutney, or tomato chutney.


Ensure to make use of a well-seasoned paniyaram pan, or else the batter will stick.

Ideally use sesame oil or ghee (clarified butter).

Even leftover dosa batter can be utilized to make this dish.

Recipe courtesy: Sobha Varghese is a homemaker based mostly in Mumbai, India. Sobha runs a preferred YouTube weblog known as ‘Sobha’s Kitchenette’ that focuses on genuine and conventional Kerala recipes.

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