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Paniyaram is a popular South Indian snack made from a batter of fermented black lentils and rice. It is usually served with chutney or sambar. The batter is poured into a special pan with small round indentations and cooked until golden brown. Paniyaram can be either sweet or savory, depending on the ingredients added to the batter.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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idli batter

1 cup

finely chopped onion

1/4 cup

finely chopped green chillies

1/4 cup

finely chopped coriander leaves

1/4 cup

mustard seeds

1/4 teaspoon

cumin seeds

1/4 teaspoon

urad dal

1/4 teaspoon

chana dal

1/4 teaspoon


1/4 teaspoon


1 tablespoon



Step 1:

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, chana dal and asafoetida.

Step 2:

Once the seeds start to splutter, add the chopped onion, green chillies and coriander leaves.

Step 3:

Saute for a few minutes until the onions are soft and lightly browned.

Step 4:

Add the idli batter to the pan and mix well.

Step 5:

Heat a paniyaram pan and grease it with oil.

Step 6:

Pour a spoonful of the batter into each mould and cook on medium heat for 2-3 minutes.

Step 7:

Flip the paniyarams and cook for another 2-3 minutes until golden brown.

Step 8:

Serve hot with chutney or sambar.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 12767 users have chowed down on Paniyaram a whopping 20684 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Chennai, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata are the top 5 cities gobbling up Paniyaram like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Paniyaram, our users are head over heels in december, but the interest cools down in january.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Paniyaram is the food of choice for 28-30 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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