Kuzhi Paniyaram

Kuzhi Paniyaram

Baked rice and lentil batter popular in Chettinad


  • 1 cup Idli / Dosa Batter
  • 2 tablespoons fresh coconut grated
  • 15 sambar onions / shallots
  • salt as per taste
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves, chopped
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida / hing
  • 1 teaspoon Urad dal
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 Green chili, chopped
  • Oil


  1. Heat 2 tsp oil. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, asafoetida till dal is little brown.
  2. Fry chopped shallots, green chillies, curry leaves. Saute till onions are translucent. Add salt. Put off the flame.
  3. Add coconut and mix well.
  4. Mix idli/dosa batter with mixture.
  5. Heat paniyaram pan and grease with oil. Place spoonful of mixture in each mould. Place the lid and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Turn paniyarams in between and again cook for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Serve hot paniyaram with chutney.

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