Tuesday, April 29, 2014

PONGANALU / PANIYARAM


This is a South Indian breakfast dish usually made from the left over dosa or idli batter by adding onion, chillies and tempering to it. We get a special pan for making these. In Andhra we call them Ponganalu whereas in Tamilnadu & Kerala it is Paniyaram. There is a sweet version of this also made with jaggery. 



Ingredients:
Dosa batter ... 2 cups
Baking poswer .. a pinch
Onions .... 2 small ( about 1/4 cup)
Green chillies ... 2
Coriander leaves .. 2 tbsps
Curry leaves .. few ( chopped)
Mustard seeds ... 1 tsp
Asafoetida .... a pinch
Salt .. to taste
Oil ... as needed

Method:



1. Heat oil in a small pan and add the mustard seeds and asafoetida. When they crackle, add the onion,
green chillies and saute for a minute until it becomes translucent. Let it cool.


2.Mix the onion, coriander & curry leaves, salt and baking powder to the batter.


3. Grease the ponganalu pan and spoon the batter into the holes. Place it on the gas.


4. Cover with a lid and simmer for 1 & 1/2 to 2 minutes.


5.Open the lid and flip the ponganalu with a pointed spatula ( you get this with the pan) and cook the other side until done.






Serve with coconut chutney or groundnut chutney.

Click here to see the chutney & batter recipes :

Dosa Batter

Coconut Chutney

Groundnut Chutney

Check out the Kuzhi Paniyaram recipe @ Cook Click N Devour - I love this masala kuzhi paniyaram .. nice way to use the left overs.
http://www.cookclickndevour.com/2013/06/kuzhi-paniyaram-spicy.html

Linking this to :
1st Anniversary giveaway of Cook Click N Devour 


14 comments:

  1. paniyaram or paddu looks very tempting. It's been a while since I made them :)

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  2. Lovely one Shoba,thx for linking it to my event,please give the backlink to the recipe(kuzhi paniyaram) you have chosen from my blog :)

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  3. Perfect fr beak fast n nice pics.

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  4. oh i love this...perfect as rainy day healthy snack:)

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  5. The paniyaram look so perfectly shaped. I have been looking online for the ponganalu pan but not found anyone local.

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    1. Thanks Mina.. Try at some Indian stores there. they might have it.

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  6. I've never heard of those before but it looks like something very tasty! I love trying new dishes from different parts of the world ;)

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    1. Thanks Sylvia.. These are very light and healthy too.. Do try them out and feel free to ask any doubt while making.

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  7. I have eaten these before and think they are delicious, although I didn't realise there was a sweet version too. I need to find one of those pans.

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    1. There are many variations with .change in the ingredients. both sweet and savoury.
      Hope you get your pan soon.

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  8. Paniyaram pan is one of my favorite utensils to use :) And this one seems to be quite easy-peasy n yummyyyyy <3 Lovely collection of recipes... Drop in @ www.cookingwithsj.com when you get some free time :)

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    1. Thanks for the compliments Shruti..will surely visit your blog :)

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  9. Appos as we call them my favourite too,,, lovely space,,, hopped in from Harini's space,, do drop in @http://flavorsandcolorsbyaparna.blogspot.com/ in your free time

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