Spicy Paniyaram

Paniyaram is a special popular breakfast originated frm Tamilnadu. You will also need the kuzhi paniyaram skillet made of holes where the batter is poured.

Rice 1 cup
Boiled Rice 1 cup
Urad Dal ½ cup
Green chillies finely chopped - 3
Onion 1 small - finely chopped
Curry leaves - few
Chopped coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Grated coconut - 2 tablespoons
Channa dal - 2 tsp
Ginger (optional) ½"
Salt to taste

1. Soak the rice, boiled rice and urad dal for 5-6 hrs. Grind the three together into a thick paste. Let it ferment for 6-8 hrs or overnight.

2. Heat the kuali and add one 1 tbsp of oil. Add mustard seeds. Then add green chillies, curry leaves, coriander leaves, ginger, onion, coconut and fry for 2 to 3 minutes. Finally add the fried items and salt into the batter and mix well.

3.  Heat the kuzhi paniyaram skillet. Add some oil in all the holes so that the batter does not stick. Pour a ladleful of batter in each hole, close and cook for 4-5 minutes. When done, turn to the other side using a spoon or paniyaram stick and cook for another 4-5 minutes. Repeat the process for the remaining batches.

4. Serve with coconut chutney or curry of your favourite.