Sunday, April 14, 2013

Kambu Paniyaram / Bajra Dumplings

Healthy and delicious paniyaram which can be done with the leftover of Bajra Idly Batter

The method of preparation of Bajra idly batter can be found in this page Bajra / Kambu Idly

  • Bajra / Kambu idly batter - 3 laddles
  • Onion - 1 (finely chopped)
  • Green chilly - 1 or 2 (finely chopped)
  • Oil - 1 teaspoon for tadka + little for greasing paniyaram molds
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt - very little
You may also add grated carrot and beetroot

Step 1 - Preparing Paniyaram Batter
  • Heat oil in a small kadai and splutter mustard seeds
  • Throw in green chillies and chopped onions.Fry till they become golden brown
  • Add it to the bajra idly batter.Put little salt and mix well

Step 2 - Making Paniyarams
  • Grease paniyaram molds/pan with oil.You may use ghee while doing it for kids
  • Pour batter on each and every mold using a small ladle.Do it in clockwise 
  • Close it with the lid given and allow it to get cooked in medium flame
  • After 3 minutes (approximately) flip carefully to the other side.You may use a blunt knife for this purpose
  • It should come out easily.If the batter sticks to the knife cook it for some more time
  • Now the upper portion will have a golden brown crust as seen in the picture
  • Cook on the other side too.No need to close it with the lid
  • Once done take it out carefully.Again it should come out easily (that's the thumb rule)

Kambu Paniyarams are ready.Serve it with chutney