Masala Kuzhi Paniyaram


2 cups idli batter
10 shallots / 1 medium onion, finely chopped
1/2 inch ginger, finely chopped
1 green chilly, finely chopped
1 sprig curry leaves, chopped
few coriander leaves, chopped
a pinch of asafoetida
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp urad dal
salt to taste


  1. Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan and add splutter mustard seeds and urad dal.
  2. Add finely chopped onion/ shallots, ginger, green chilly and curry leaves and saute for 2 minutes.
  3. Add chopped coriander leaves, asafoetida and salt and mix well.
  4. Add this to the idli batter and mix well.
  5. Heat a paniyaram pan and add few drops of oil in each hole.
  6. Pour a spoonful of batter in each hole and cook for 3-4 minutes on low- medium flame.
  7. Then turn it using a skewer or spoon gently and cook on the other side for another 2-3 minutes.
  8. When both sides are cooked, remove paniyarams from pan and serve hot with chutney….


  1. Dear, better to link back from this post to your idli post if any, so if your viewers want they can view it… just my two cents! Got to try this next time I have excess idli batter…

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