Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Zucchini Paniyarams

           Paniyarams are South Indian delicacies, there are both sweet and savory versions, of all, the sweet pal(milk) paniyarams of Chettinad is my favorite. Tradiontally they are made out of urad dal, but mostly we make the non-sweet ones from a couple of days old idli batter, adding some seasonings and onions to it. But for today's recipe, I didn't use both, I used a combination of wheat flour and all purpose flour and added grated zucchini to it, they turned out really good, try it out..

Need To Have
  • Whole Wheat Flour - 1 cup
  • All Purpose Flour Or Maida - 1 cup
  • Grated Zucchini - 2 cups
  • Onion - 1 big chopped
  • Grated Ginger - 1tablespoon
  • Curd - 1 cup
  • Peanuts - 3 tablespoons
  • Chilli Flakes - 2 teaspoons
  • Turmeric Powder - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Baking Soda - 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Urad Dal - 2 teaspoons
Saute the onions
Add ginger and zuchhini, mix well
Prepared batter
Pour into the paniyaram moulds
Cooked on one side
Fully cooked paniyarams
           Mix in the whole wheat flour, maida, curd and baking soda, and enough water to make a thick batter and keep it aside for half an hour. Meanwhile, heat oil, add the mustard seeds and the urad dal and the peanuts, once the spluttering stops and the peanuts are slightly roasted, add the onions, saute till they turn tranparent, then mix in the turmeric powder and the asafoetida. Now, add the grated ginger, zucchini, chilli flakes, salt, mix well for 5 mins and add to the batter. Mix everything well, pour into the paniyaram moulds, cover and cook on one side, flip it over and cook uncovered on the other side. Serve it with some chutney or tomato thokku. I started it as a evening snack but finally I made it for dinner. 

Also sending it to Anusha of Tomato Blues who is hosting the Cooking For Kids - Zucchini event started of by Kalyani.

Sending it also to Srav's Culinary Concepts for the Cooking Concepts - Dish For Loved Ones.

You can do the whole thing only with whole wheat flour and even leave out the baking soda and add eggs.
Cook on medium heat, otherwise the paniyarams might not be cooked on the inside, you can check it with a knife, before turning it.

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  1. I love the different combos you try with food hema :) I have never tastes zucchini before... i think its time i try :)

  2. A different paniyaram. Nice one. Will try..

  3. A unique combo,sounds interesting n tasty!!

    Erivum Puliyum

  4. Really very innovative recipe,lovely combos...paniyaram looks so inviting dear...thanks for this wonderful entry to my event..
    Spicy Treats
    OnGoing Event:Show Me Your HITS~Healthy Delights

  5. Reeally different and innovating...zuchini paniyaram awesome..

  6. innovative paniyarams... looks yumm...

  7. wow....that was lovely twist...luks delicious...

  8. interesting n healthy paniyarams!!

  9. very innovative and healthy ones !! Thanks for linking to the event !!

    Ongoing event CC-Dish For Loved Ones

  10. Zucchini Paniyarams looks yummy...

  11. i love paniyarams, this looks very interesting and delicious..bookmarked it :)

    Please be a part of the Just "4" Fun event.

  12. very yummy looking paniyarams.. love zucchini in it..

  13. Hey, i saw those pans everywhere at a recent fair but didnt know what to do with them.. so this is how they are used.. I should get myself a pan

  14. nice and yummy paniyarams, quite healthy too

  15. So these are steamed, are they? Looks absolutely delicious...I am always looking for low calorie snack ideas...only problem is finding the pan...bwt you have a lovely blog :-)

  16. tasty and healthy paniyarams.. !!!

  17. sounds new and very interesting!!vl try this........

  18. these are more like savoury muffins, love it!

  19. They are really tempting and very healthy wowwwwwwwwwww