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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Savory Paniyaram(Rice-Battered Ball Pancakes)

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Hmm, what are these spherical things,some of you might wonder.Paniyaram or Ball Pancakes to South Indians are what Aebleskiver is to the Dutch and Norwegians. It comes in various forms - Sweet, Stuffed or Savory. A very basic paniyaram is made with fermented seasoned rice batter and served hot with peanut chutney. For someone who grew up eating this often, a deprivation period of more than a month would result in withdrawal symptoms.This along with Rice Hoppers and Chutney Powder makes its way to the Combo Event @ Foodelicious.

Note: For Step-by-Step to make this recipe, follow a similar recipe here
 Ingredients:
  • Rice Batter - 4 cups
  • Red Onion - 1, small, finely diced
  • Curry Leaves - 1 stalk, finely chopped
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Split Chickpea - 1 tbsp
  • Red pepper flakes - 1 tsp or green chillies - 2, chopped
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
For the Rice Batter:
  • Parboiled Rice - 2 cups
  • Black gram - 1/2 cup
  • Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
      Tool:
    Procedure:
    • Soak all the ingredients under "Rice Batter" overnight.
    • Grind the soaked mixture the following day to a smooth batter in a high performance blender or wet grinder and let it the mixture ferment overnight in a warm place.
    • Add salt to the batter and whip it with a little water to a consistency that is not too thick or runny.
    • In a skillet, add a tbsp of oil and add the mustard seeds. When they start to crackle, add split chickpea and saute for a minute or two until they turn light brown. 
    • Add chopped curry leaves, onions, Green chillies or pepper flakes.
    • Saute until onions are browned.
    • Add the sauteed mixture to the fermented batter and mix gently.
    • Grease the wells of the puff pan and fill them up with the batter.
    • Using the wooden stick(that comes with the pan), flip the spheres and let cook for 2-3 minutes per side.
    • Serve hot with peanut chutney!
      Enjoy!
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        40 comments:

        1. Wow....what a fantasic looking paniyaram..never had them, now days I am seeing everywhere.Ithink it's time for me try it out..looks so tempting...pics looks briliant!!

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        2. Hey, very tempting..looks too good..send me some Dear:-)

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        3. Great looking paniyarams...yummo...
          Love
          Kairali sisters

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        4. Paniyaram looking really tempting! Feel like grabbing over the screen la! yummmm! ;)

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        5. Paniyarams look so tasty...nice brown color..wonderful combo with the chutney :)

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        6. Beautiful clicks dear...Paniyaram looks soft and yumm yumm.

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        7. Nice and tempting paniyaram. Have some batter left over from weekend. Will prepare them for dinner.

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        8. Gr888 looking paniyarms & brilliant presentation as usual!!!

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        9. hey...paniyaram looks some what like keralites unniyappam :)

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        10. These really look fantastic...I would love to try them.

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        11. Une recette très originale qui me plait beaucoup.
          A bientôt.
          See Soon.

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        12. Fantastic and cute paniyaram, feel like some now, hope u prepared them specially for me na:)..

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        13. paniyaarams, besh besh, look superb with the peanut chutney!!! :) I'm drooling over this plate!!!

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        14. Awesome paniyarams. Loved the click, too tempting. I made some last week. Btw, enjoying khakka khakka song too alongwith paniyaram :):)

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        15. The paniyarams look so cute and yummy!!! beautiful clicks:)

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        16. Wonderful paniyaram...looks cute, perfect with chutney.

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        17. I love all the varieties..sweet, savory or stuffed.Perfect tea time snack for me :-)

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        18. paniyaram looks so soft and tasty. Beautiful clicks too.
          Deepa

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        19. Must. Remember. To make. Peanut. Chutney. And now these balls of heaven to go along with it.

          Looks great!

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        20. oh yum! cant take my eyes from those paniyaram, marvellous..Would like to finish rite now..:)

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        21. Dear lassie
          Very new recipe for me ..will try for sure when I am back home...
          have a nice weekend
          Ushnishda

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        22. Dear lassie
          Very new recipe for me ..will try for sure when I am back home...
          have a nice weekend
          Ushnishda

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        23. These sure look very delicious! I have everything on hand, Might try making some for our picnic on Sunday!

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        24. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm very tempting. Great recipe. Thanks for sharing

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        25. oh these rice balls look so yummy! My kind of food, that's for sure!

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        26. These look amazing! Thanks for sharing.

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        27. Temptig paniyaram/morappam as we call it. Just the right color it has. Good presentation.

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        28. yummy paniyarams...we called it as erivappam ,somewhere orappam...looks delicious n tempting...

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        29. Panirayarams looks healthy and delicious.Nice click too.

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        30. woww..yummy paniyarams :)....look sso tempting...pass some to me :)

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        31. awesome paniyarams.The color is so tempting.Yummm

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        32. god! this looks yummilicious... Who can resist this .. anytime I can eat it too :P

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        Thanks a bunch for your valuable comments and continued support.They are very much appreciated. Yes,like "Rain on Dry Land" and like "Oasis in Desert Sand".
        XoXo, Cool Lassi(e)