Kara Kuzhi Paniyaram Using Idli Batter | Paniyaram | Masala Paniyaram

Kara Kuzhi Paniyaram Using Idli Batter | Paniyaram | Masala Paniyaram
Kara Kuzhi Paniyaram
  • Kuzhi Paniyarams are dumplings in round size made from fermented rice and urad dal batter.
  • These paniyarams are a popular breakfast cuisine in South India. in most households, these kuzhi paniyarams are made from leftover idli batter or dosa batter.
  • These paniyarams are also knowen as paddu, gundu pongala, gunta ponganalu, guliyappa or masala paniyaram or masala appe.
  • Kara Paniyarams are typically served with chutneys like coconut chutney or any spicy chutney if desired.
  • There are both sweet and savoury versions of paniyarams. Here we have shown the savoury paniyaram recipe.


  1. Idli batter 2 cups
  2. 2 tbsp oil 
  3. 1 tsp mustard seeds
  4. 1 tsp urad dal/ split black gram 
  5. 1/2 tsp cumin seeds/ jeera
  6. 2 green chillies finely chopped 
  7. Curry leaves 1 tbsp
  8. 1 medium-size onion finely chopped


  • Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan.
  • When the oil is hot, add mustard seeds.
  • When the mustard seeds crackle, add urad dal and chana dal.
  • When the dals turn golden, add chopped green chilies and curry leaves.
  • Add finely chopped onions. Stir until onions turn translucent. Do not let the onions brown.
  • Add this tempering to idli batter and mix well.
  • Heat a paniyaram vessel. Fill in all the mould with coconut oil.
  • Now fill in the moulds with idli batter.
  • Let it cook on a medium flame. This should take about 2 minutes or more.
  • Flip to the other side when the bottom surface of the paniyarams turn golden and are cooked.
  • Now let it cook on the other side too. This will take only a few seconds to cook now.
  • Switch off the flame and remove the paniyarams now.
  • Serve yummy paniyarams with any chutney like coconut chutney. We served it with red garlic chutney which we had.

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