Beetroot Paniyaram


2 cups idli batter
1 small beetroot / 1/4 cup beetroot puree
1 small onion, finely chopped
1/2 inch ginger, finely chopped
2 green chillies, finely chopped
1 sprig curry leaves, chopped
1 tsp mustard seeds
salt to taste


  1. Peel and cut beetroot into small pieces and cook it with 1/4 cup of water till it turns tender. Cool and then grind it with 1/4 cup of water to a smooth puree.
  2. In a mixing bowl, take idli batter and add beetroot puree and salt and mix well. Keep it aside.
  3. Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan and add splutter mustard seeds.
  4. Add finely chopped onion, ginger, green chillies and curry leaves and saute for 2 minutes.
  5. Add this to the idli batter and mix well.
  6. Heat a paniyaram pan and add few drops of oil in each hole.
  7. Pour a spoonful of batter in each hole and cook for 3-4 minutes on low- medium flame.
  8. Then turn it using a skewer or spoon gently and cook on the other side for another 2-3 minutes.
  9. When both sides are cooked, remove paniyarams from pan and serve hot with chutney….

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