Paniyaram, a small round shaped breakfast snack item made from idli batter, is like a shallow fried idli with crisp crust and soft inner. Paniyaram is best way to use leftover idli batter and can be either sweet or savory depending on how its batter is prepared. For sweet paniyaram, jaggery is added and for savory paniyaram, sauteed chilli, onion and curry leaves mixture is added into the batter. This recipe explains how to make savory Masala Paniyaram using a special utensil called Appe Pan or Aebleskiver Pan or Paniyaram Chatti in less than 10 minutes with step by step photos.
Note: Paniyaram is known as “Kuzhi Paniyaram” in Tamilnadu, “Paddu” in Karnataka and “Gunta Ponganalu” in Andhra Pradesh. Recipe given below is same for all.
Preparation Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 2 servings