Thursday, 26 April 2012

Adai Paniyaram

Does the name interest you?? It was an interesting experiment and it turned out to be very tasty. I made some adai batter and instead of making it into dosas, I made paniyarams with it. It was nice and crunchy. We all loved it. It is a great way to make your little one eat a protein rich breakfast. Sure to be a hit with kids.

I am repeating the steps for making adai batter as well here. The batter should be thicker than adai dosai batter.


Boiled Rice (Boiled Rice used for making Idli/Dosa) 1/2 cup
Raw Rice 1/2 cup
Whole peeled Urad dal 1/2 cup
Toor dal 1/2 cup
Channa dal 1/4 cup

Coconut 1/2 cup
onion 1 small cut into small pieces
Red chillies 6
Green chillies 2
curry leaves few
coriander leaves a small bunch (optional)

Oil and Salt to taste

Method of Preparation

1. Soak the rice and the dals together for about 3 hours.

2. Drain and Grind into a course paste along with green chillies, red chillies, coriander leaves and curry leaves adding enough water.

3. Mix with coconut, onion, hing and salt.  Adjust water as needed.

4. Heat the paniyaram pan. Add a little oil if desired. Spoon in the batter to the pan.

5. Once one side is roasted and cooked well, turn and cook the other side.

Super delicious snack/breakfast is ready to be served.

Sending this to the Toddler Healthy Breakfast/Dinner (Nithu's event) hosted by me this month.


  1. nice idea...i too once tried but it didn't come out well,bit hard :( yours look perfect n yummy!
    may be due to urad dal i think,sinz i added only 2-3 tbsp...will try yours sometime :)

  2. lovely idea.....innovative paniyaram

  3. A very innovative idea...must've tasted yummy

  4. I know how this paniyaram will tastes,tried once..They looks super cute..

  5. Delicious looking paniyaram,we do make with adai batter...

  6. Interesting recipe! I'm sure it would have tasted great too :)

  7. Very delightful idea. a definite try..!

  8. They have come out perfect, love the shape :)

  9. very interesting & healthy recipe..thanks for sharing..:)
    Tasty Appetite

  10. my husband's fav.. but yet to buy a paniyaram pan.. these look so cute
    Noel collections