Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Kadalaimaavu Paniyaram / Besan Kasuri Methi Paniyaram

Here's a quick and easy snack that can be made in about 20 mins. Since the non-stick paniyaram kal is used very little amount of oil goes into this, making it a healthy low fat snack. 

1 cup Kadalai maavu /Besan
1/4 cup Rice flour
1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/4 tsp Baking soda (optional)
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp Chilli powder/ chopped green chilllies
1 tblsp Kasuri Methi
1 cup thinly sliced Onions
1/2 tsp  hing/Asoefotida
11/2 cup water

Mix all the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well using a whisk for about 2 mins.
Then add the onions and mix well with about a cup  and half of water. 
The consistency should be slightly thicker than Idly batter. 
Allow the batter to rest for atleast 10 mins
Heat up the paniyaram pan or the appe pan  add 1/4 tsp of oil in each mould.
Add a tblsp full of the batter in each of the mould and cook covered for a minute in medium heat.
Remove the lid and flip the paniyarams gently to the other side.
Cook till golden brown.
Serve with any chutney or sauce.

Resting the batter for atleast 10 mins results in soft and fluffy paniyarams.
You can increase or decrease the spice level as per your taste.
Baking soda is absolutely optional, the result is good even without using it.
If you don't have a paniyaram kal, use the same ingredients(except the baking powder) to make soft pakoda's deep fried in oil, comes out really good.


Priya Suresh said...

Paniyaram with besan and kasuri methi sounds interesting and healthy..

Chitra said...

must be great with evening coffee. :-)

Unknown said...

I am dying to paniyaram in general, and this savory version is killing me. So, I guess I am going to make it over the weekend. Will let you know :)

sini said...

I love that you add kasuri methi to it.I think kasuri methi gives nice flavour to paniyaram.

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Paniyaram looks fantastic!

Unknown said...

What a interesting snack idea, fluffy n perfect they look

chef and her kitchen said...

Nice alternative to pakoda..looks yumm

Raji said...

This is such a healthy recipe. I love paniyaram and would love to try this.

Swathi said...

Delicious snack for tea.

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) said...

Looks absolutely yummy n tempting...
First time here..u hv a lovely space..visit mine as time permits

Sreelu said...

Lovely recipe, thanks for your comments on my blog

Malli's Mint and Mimosas said...

Besan Paniyaram sounds absolutely delicious!! My first time visit to your page. Gorgeous and love ur Barcelona pictures... so beautiful:)

Srivalli said...

With besan and methi sounds very interesting!

Cham said...

I would love to taste this one, perfect snack idea!

Lifewithspices said...

Hv never thought of paniyaaram with beasan n methi .. such an interesting flavors..

Happy to follow ur blog!!!

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