Thursday, May 3, 2012

Sweet paniyaram

Sweet paniyaram / Inippu kuzhi paniyaram is always welcome in our home like any other sweet.  I started making it often after seeing my MIL preparing it some years ago. I always encourage her over phone to make it for festivals, as this is her signature dish .
Raw rice (pacharisi) - 1 cup
idly rice (puzhungal arisi) - 2 tbsp
black gram lentil (ulunthu paruppu) - 2 tbsp
water - 1/4 cup
coconut - 2 tbsp
salt - 1/4 tsp

baking soda - 1/2 tsp

jaggery (brown sugar) - 1/2 cup or little more.
water - 1/2 cup (for jaggery)
cardamom powder - 1/8 tsp

ghee / oil -  as per need

We may need :
kuzhi paniyara kal (puff pancake pan)
fork / skewer

Soak the rice and dhal together for 4 hours. Grind to a fine paste with 1/4 cup water, 1/4 tsp salt, coconut. It should be like idly batter.  Let it stand for 4-5 hours. No need to ferment like idly, but this duration gives soft paniyaram.

Mix jaggery with 1/2 cup water and bring it to a boil. Switch off, let it dissolve. Filter and remove any impurities. Let it cool.  Add it to the prepared batter with cardamom and mix  well.
(This batter can be kept refrigerated now for further use).

Just before preparing the paniyaram, add the baking soda, mix well and let it rest for 5 minutes.

Heat a paniyarakkal (paniyaram pan / puff pancake pan). Add oil/ ghee till 1/2 of the depth of each hole (first time only, then 1 tsp in each hole will do). Let it get hot.

Then pour paniyaram mix in each hole till 3/4. Put a lid and cook covered. It takes about a minute.
Reduce heat to the minimum and wait till its cooked on one side.
Click to see 'how to make paniyaram' in my unniappam post.
Then with the help of a wooden skewer (vadai kambi) or fork, gently flip the paniyaram.
Let them cook the other side too.

Then take them out and drain the excess oil using a kitchen towel.

Sweet Paniyaram is ready!

Serving suggestion:
Serve as snack..
Makes 21 paniyaram
(7 hole paniyaram pan X 3 times)

This sweet paniyaram can be  prepared  by deep frying instead of using a pan also.
Ghee or butter should be used instead of oil to get the most delicious sweet paniyaram.


Unknown said...

good one..have to try it sometime..

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

wow - yummy paniyaram... Such a sweet daughter in law too. YOU!

Hari Chandana P said...

Yummy and delicious paniyaram.. looks awesome :)
Indian Cuisine

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

we mostly make kuzhi paniyaram with leftover idli batter. this looks so soft and spongy...wanna try soon.

புவனேஸ்வரி ராமநாதன் said...

குழந்தைகளுக்குப் பிடித்த ஒரு பலகாரம்
செய்த காண்பித்துள்ளீர்கள். மிக்க நன்றி

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Good to hear that you share such a lovely relationship with your Mil. I love these sweet paniyarams

Hamaree Rasoi

Hema said...

Love these cuties..

Priya Suresh said...

Sweet paniyaram looks cute, tempting..

Suparna said...

hi viki,
hmmm...excellent dish...I love it to the core..ur paniyaram have turned out perfectly round :P

hotpotcooking said...

yum paniyaram

Unknown said...

Perfect paniyaram..Thanx for the recipe

Cham said...

My mom loves but I prefer over savory one. Great for kids!

Anonymous said...

Lovely sweet paniyaarams Viki. Thank you very much for your kind words in my blog.

kala said...

looks so yummyyyy

Gayathri NG said...

Looking yummy n perfect paniyaram...

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