Monday, 23 April 2012

Kongunadu Chola Paniyaram

Doasa and Idlis are a part of South Indian breakfast. In certain parts of Tamilnadu, paniyarams find their place in the table. There are many versions of these and today's post is from the Kongunad breakfast thali.
 Paniyarams are a part of a  tasty breakfast as well as a delicious snack.

I used :

Idli rice - 1 cup
Sorghum / cholam - 1 cup
Urad dal - a little less than 1/4 cup

Salt to taste

For seasoning the batter

Oil - 1 tablespoon
Onion- 1 , finely chopped
Mustard - 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves - a few

  1.  Soak the rice, chollam , urad dal for 4 hours.
  2. Drain and grind to a fine batter using a little water. The batter should be similar to dosa batter consistency.
  3. Add salt and mix well.Let it sit for a couple of hours.
  4. Heat oil for seasoning. Put in mustard and curry leaves
  5. When the mustard splutters, put in onion and saute till translucent.
  6. Pour this into the batter and mix well.
  7. Heat a paniyaram pan [and grease the depressions with a little oil if not using non stick pan]
  8. Fill the depression [3/4th] with the batter.
  9. When the sides crispy, turn them over and cook for a few minutes.
  10. Remove from pan and serve warm with chutney / sambar

Other types of paniyarams...

Moru Appam - Savory rice dumpling from Tamilnadu prepared from leftover dosa batter.
Kuzhi paniyaram - A specialty dish from Chettinad

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  1. love those paniyarams anytime, PJ !! looking good :)

    loved ur entire Thali series too !

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  2. Cholam is corn right... Looks really yummy.. Have tastes only ordinary paniyarams... This one looks great

  3. this is good n healthy option...for paniyaram

  4. I have made chola dosai and the paniyaram looks yummy too.


  5. Nice one :)

  6. been getting introduced to these via your blogs

  7. I love paniyarams...looks amazing PJ your drumstick sambar and the chutney too Very nice ...

  8. Wat a healthy paniyaram,wish to have with a spicy coconut chutney.

  9. I am always attracted by Paniyarams..they look so cute!

  10. Its my all time fav.. made me drool..

  11. A different version. Isn't it hard to grind sorghum? I have never tried it.

  12. Yummy paniyaram...luv the corn version.

  13. hi,
    Thanks for your version of the recipe, adding shorgam is new to me.

  14. Interesting Paniyarams...looks delicious and healthy....

  15. Too good to pass. I love that the paniyarams have sorghum in it. I am a great fan of sorghum.

  16. I love paniyarams..looks so good...

  17. r u doing?...and kiddo:-)....Paniyaram looks very the corn version

  18. Perfect breakfast.. Healthy & delicious way to start any day..

  19. Champa, after soaking its easy to grind shorghum. In cold temperatures soak it overnight...

  20. Looks so yumm!! Wonderful combo and sure would have tasted good too.

  21. Looks so yumm!! Wonderful combo and sure would have tasted good too.

  22. New for me, will give it a try.

  23. Interesting and healthy version, I would say.


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