India is famous for its snacks. Each state has its own version of tea time snacks. Some of them are fried, some steamed, some baked, but all are very tasty. Kuzhipaniyaram is a fried snack which originated in the southern state of Tamil Nadu.
Preparation Time: 10 mts Cooking Time: 20 mts Serves: 2
Green Chillies - 2 nos.
Refined Oil - 4 -5 tbsp
Cut the onions & green chillies into fine pieces. Mix them well in the dosa batter. Place the kuzhipaniyara pan(wak in the small picture) in the stove & heat it. Pour 1 tsp. oil in each kuzhi. When it gets heated, pour the batter into that with the help of a small ladle. Wait for it to cook on one side. Then turn it slowly & cook on the other side. Drain the oil & take it out. Repeat this process again till the batter is over. Kuzhipaniyaram is ready to eat. Eat it with coconut & coriander chutney.
This is the basic batter for this snack. We can make this by adding some gram flour (besan) to the batter. Maida or refined flour can also be added instead of gram flour. Instead of dosa batter, we can use just maida & rice flour (4:1 proportion) & add onions & chillies & fry them.
- While preparing the batter, add 1 tsp. of soaked gram Dal (kadalai paruppu) to it. This will give it an added taste.
- We can also add some finely chopped coriander leaves (cilantro) to the batter. This will give a nice aroma to the snack.
- If the batter is old, we can add a pinch of soda bi carbonate to the batter. This will make the batter taste nice & fresh. Don't add too much because the kuzhipaniyaram will then absorb lot of oil.
Taste it & enjoy.