December 16, 2008

This dish is a must in every Chettinad house in South India.I've tasted it many times and very much wanted to try it myself but as it requires soaking time I always postponed.It was raining for the past two days and children wanted something hot.I searched my recipe collection and followed my chettinad friend's.I relished it throughly.


Raw rice-21/2 cups
Urad dal-1/2 cup
Salt-to taste
Oil-for frying

Wash and soak the rice and dal for 1 hour
Grind them with required water to fine paste
Dilute with water to pouring consistency,add salt and mix the batter well
Heat oil in a frying pan,pour spoonful of batter into the oil
After few seconds turnover and when fully cooked remove and serve hot with tomato chutney

Onions-5 nos,4 chopped big and 1 finely
Tomatoes-5 nos chopped
Red chillies-10 or as per taste
Salt-to taste

For seasoning
Mustard-1 tsp
Split urad dal-1` tsp
Fenugreek-1 tsp
Asafoetida-1/2 tsp
Curry leaves-few
Oil-4 tsp

Grind 4 onions,tomatoes,red chillies and salt to a paste
Heat oil in pan,add the seasonings and saute
Add finely chopped onions and saute till the onion turns transparent
Add the onion-tomato paste and saute in reduced flame till the raw smell goes
Water,if necessary can be added
Serve withhot white paniyarams,idlis and dosas too


Nags said...

i love paniyaram too :)

easycrafts said...

hey, i tried this out and it was so good...going to post it for the MBP event too.. thanks

Gayathri said...

Great, you inspired me to prepare them, will try it