Paniyarams are savoury appams which are made usually from the left over dosa batter. They make a wonderful breakfast as well as a snack. This is another favourite of mine from childhood. Even when I was working in Bangalore, I used to wait in long queues in my office canteen just to have these lovely appams. These appams were in great demand and they used to get over soon, so I used to go early to have these yummy appams :). You can add grated carrot, coconut or add some chopped spinach to the batter and make it very colourful and healthy. They are very soft inside and a little crispy outside, with only few drops of oil !!
What you need?
2 cups Dosa batter
1 Onion small finely chopped
3-4 Green chillies chopped
1/2" pc Ginger finely chopped
few Curry leaves chopped
few Coriander leaves chopped
How to prepare?
Add onion, ginger, green chillies, curry leaves, coriander leaves and salt to the dosa batter. Mix well.
Heat the paniyaram pan. Add 1-2 drops of oil in each hole. Pour the batter in each hole so that its 3/4th filled. Cover and cook until little holes appear on them and the bottom part is golden brown. Slowly flip it over to the other side with a spoon or fork. A little batter may flow out which is fine. Cook until it turns golden brown on the other side too. Serve hot with chutney.
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