A delicious way to use leftover Idli batter!
A crisp and delicious shallow fried snack made with leftover idli batter
Kuzhi Paniyaram / Appe / Punganalu is a South Indian snack. Originally from Chettinad.
It is often made with leftover slightly sour Idli batter. It is usually served as a snack at breakfast (or tiffin – as popularly termed in South India).
It is made in both sweet and savory versions, with the savory version being the more popular one.
Prep time – 10 min
Cooking time – 15 min
2 cups Idli batter
3 Tbsp -Fresh coriander, chopped
2 -3 Green chili, chopped
1.5 Tsp -Ginger, chopped(optional)
8- 10 – Curry leaves, chopped
2 Tsp Cooking oil
1 Tsp Mustard seeds / Rai
1 Tsp White lentil / Urad daal
1/4 Tsp Asafoetida / Hing
A pinch of Fruit salt / Eno
Heat oil in a small pan.
Add mustard seeds and white lentil/urad daal in the oil.
When seeds start crackling add green chili, asafoetida, and curry leaves.
Now add this tempering in the idli batter .
Also add finely chopped onions, tomatoes, dhania to Idli batter.
It should be dropping consistency .
Adjust salt and Mix well .
Add eno just before preparing.
Heat appe pan and drizzle few drops of oil in the pan.
Fill the holes with about a Tbsp of prepared batter.
Cover with a lid and let it cook on medium heat till sides become golden.
Now drizzle some oil on the top of the paniyaram/appe.
Turn the side with a fork or skewer stick and cook till it become golden from the bottom.
Serve hot with fresh Nariyal chutney!