Paniyaram is made of rice-lentil batter or idli batter using the mold. One of the famous traditional South-Indian breakfast item, with sweet and spicy version.
I made the Spicy one by adding onion, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, ginger, chilies and curry leaves. Below pic is the traditional utensil, which is used to prepare Paniyaram.

Ingredients:
Idli batter -  2 cups
Mustard seeds - 1tsp
Cumin Seeds- 1tsp
Onions chopped - 3 tbsp
Red or green chilies- 2 count
Ginger grated - 1 tsp
Salt - 1/4 tsp

Preparation:
Heat a tsp of oil in a pan; add mustard seeds, cumin seeds.
Add the chilies, onion and curry leaves. Fry till the onion turns golden brown. Let it cool.
Mix the fried onion mixture in to the Batter, add salt and mix well without adding water. Batter has to be in pancake mixture consistency.
Heat the Paniyaram utensil at low-medium heat, add a drop of butter or oil in each holes. Pour a spoon full of batter in to it, let it cook for 2 minutes.
Use chopstick or metal skewer to push one side of the Paniyaram, this will make the Paniyaram to turn upside down. Cook 1-2 mins or till its cooked.
Serve Warm with any type of Chutney.

Comments (50)

On April 21, 2010 at 8:24 PM , Cool Lassi(e) said...

Yummy Yum! I can eat this for morning, noon and night. Check my Ball Pancake version when you have time. There might be a slight difference.

 
On April 21, 2010 at 8:42 PM , Gita Jaishankar said...

Wow Ann I am getting hungry now!...paniyarams looks so tempting and yummy dear :)

 
On April 21, 2010 at 9:25 PM , Yummy Team said...

Delicious paniyarams..Nice clicks too..

 
On April 21, 2010 at 9:38 PM , VineelaSiva said...

Yummy paniyarams Ann.I love this.

 
On April 21, 2010 at 9:40 PM , Rumana Rawat said...

Delicious paniyarams ... great click too:-)
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On April 21, 2010 at 10:40 PM , Superchef said...

Aha...paniyaram and chutney. One of my favorite tea time combos!

 
On April 21, 2010 at 11:53 PM , Pavithra Srihari said...

this is fantastic.. one of my favourites. It looks very cute also no?

 
On April 22, 2010 at 12:38 AM , Sushma Mallya said...

Looks delicious, one of my fav, just had this one yesterday...will surely try your version too ann...

 
On April 22, 2010 at 1:07 AM , Fathima said...

really tempting cute looking paniyarams!

 
On April 22, 2010 at 1:34 AM , Rekha shoban said...

yummy and perfect paniyaram

 
On April 22, 2010 at 2:54 AM , Meena said...

Paniyaram looks awesome...so fluffy n lovely pics

 
On April 22, 2010 at 4:30 AM , Aruna Manikandan said...

Yummy paniyaram...
My all time favorite :-)

 
On April 22, 2010 at 4:38 AM , Hari Chandana said...

Wow... lovely paniyaram.. looks soooooo delicious.. perfect presentation!!

 
On April 22, 2010 at 8:31 AM , Malar Gandhi said...

Paniyaram looks delicious, perfect...I like such ethnic-light tiffins:)

 
On April 22, 2010 at 8:54 AM , Soma Pradhan said...

Paniyaram looks very very tempting..Nice Click

 
On April 22, 2010 at 9:22 AM , Swapna Sree said...

delicious paniyaram..looks yum yum....

 
On April 22, 2010 at 9:58 AM , Suja Sugathan said...

Yummy and lovely Paniyarams!!!

 
On April 22, 2010 at 10:38 AM , Padma said...

Very tempting paniyarams. Makes me hungry. Very nice clicks Ann :)

 
On April 22, 2010 at 12:02 PM , Cinda said...

That looks so good! Where did you get the pan from?

 
On April 22, 2010 at 12:11 PM , Ann said...

Hi Cinda :
Thank for your kind words. I get this one from India. you can get this in any traditional indian shop, which sells utensils.

 
On April 22, 2010 at 12:23 PM , Rick said...

Those look like the best tv snacks one could make!

 
On April 22, 2010 at 12:33 PM , Gulmohar said...

Love paniyaram...the paniyarachatti tops my buying list, for my next trip home ;-)

 
On April 22, 2010 at 1:59 PM , TREAT AND TRICK said...

Hi...looks so yummy and beautiful click too...

 
On April 22, 2010 at 2:01 PM , Swathi said...

Ann,

Paniyaram looks delicious and cute

 
On April 22, 2010 at 3:33 PM , Kalyani said...

wow paniyaram looks delicious .......

 
On April 22, 2010 at 4:46 PM , Mary said...

Each time I visit your blog I learn something new. It delights me. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

 
On April 22, 2010 at 8:32 PM , Raina said...

Those look very delicious. I have never seen them. I am so happy to be finding a whole world of new foods while blogging. Thanks.

 
On April 23, 2010 at 1:41 AM , PranisKitchen said...

paniyaram looks delicious.very simple recipe.its just like unniyappam(kerala snack).

 
On April 23, 2010 at 5:11 AM , Sridevi said...

Paniyaram is good tea time snack. Thanks for sharing.

 
On April 23, 2010 at 10:14 AM , shahana said...

Paniyaramz look yum n crispy!

 
On April 23, 2010 at 11:34 AM , chakhlere said...

They look very yummy dear. I am craving it totally.

Nice click.

 
On April 23, 2010 at 12:22 PM , Marly said...

Wow! These look amazing! I love indian food so I can't wait to give these a try. Or maybe I'll just come to your site and look at your pics. Calorie free, right?

 
On April 23, 2010 at 1:54 PM , 5 Star Foodie said...

These look so scrumptious, yum!

 
On April 23, 2010 at 2:11 PM , Jhonny walker said...

Hey...
Your blog title is my signing out theme :) Makes us partners in crime? :) :)

lovely blog !

 
On April 23, 2010 at 3:07 PM , Anna said...

I have this cute gadget but I only new how to make the little pancakes. I never tried Paniyaram, it looks delicious. Will definitely try that.

 
On April 24, 2010 at 2:03 AM , luvtoeat said...

Thank you for dropping by my blog Ann! I've never heard of these paniyarams before. They sound and looks delicious! Thank you for sharing. Have a lovely weekend :-)

 
On April 24, 2010 at 4:03 AM , SathyaSridhar said...

Paniyaram nalla bfast apram nalla evening snack paa,,ur's came out nice n well presented..

 
On April 24, 2010 at 10:52 AM , Cinnamon-Girl said...

These look so very delicious! And perfect! I would love to try them!

 
On April 24, 2010 at 11:37 AM , denise @ quickies on the dinner table said...

I'm no stranger to Indian food but have never tried this before. It really sounds like something I would really enjoy. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)

 
On April 25, 2010 at 12:29 AM , sangi said...

Perfect shape n beautiful color!!!luved ur version

 
On April 25, 2010 at 7:22 AM , Parita said...

Paniyaram looks yumm!

 
On April 25, 2010 at 2:00 PM , Lovliebutterfly said...

These look very yummy. I don't have the utensil though. I've had idli before but have never made my own because if this reason.

 
On April 26, 2010 at 2:17 AM , Padhu said...

Wow Paniyaram looks so yummy and tempting!!

 
On April 26, 2010 at 7:13 AM , Kanchan said...

I always plan to prepare this when I've Idli batter but it just skips, thanks for the gentle reminder, will try to prepare this soon.

 
On April 26, 2010 at 1:30 PM , Srivalli said...

Wow, Ann those paniyarams are looking so good!..

 
On April 27, 2010 at 1:38 AM , Uma said...

looks yum!!

 
On April 27, 2010 at 8:48 AM , Nostalgia said...

Yum! That look delicious

 
On April 27, 2010 at 9:48 AM , Stella said...

Hey Ann, I've had Paniyaram before and I love them. In fact, I love stuff like this, period. I'm going to copy this and save it to my files.

 
On April 27, 2010 at 10:56 AM , Priya said...

paniyaram luks pefect..gud idea of making in idly dough

 
On May 6, 2010 at 8:31 AM , Anonymous said...

great looking pics