Kuzhi Paniyaram

Authentic Tamil Recipes of Kuzhi paniyaram

Kuzhi paniyaram also called Kuli Paniyaram. Kuzhi paniyaram  is a famous south Indian Tamil recipes and authentic chettinad rice recipe. Kuzhi paniyaram  is a easy great starter or snack recipe. Kuzhi paniyaram is prepared by using a special vessel paniyaram chatti. Kuzhi paniyaram can be prepared in two varieties sweetpaniyaram and karapaniyaram. Kuzhi paniyaram is a cake like spongy snack with a crispier outer layer.



For Batter:                   batter-idly-idli                

  • Idli rice -1 cup
  • Raw rice – 1 cup
  • Fenugreek seeds – 1/4 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1/4 cup
  • Salt – very little
  • Cooked rice – 2 handful


How to Prepare Batter:

  1. Soak both urad dal, fenugreek seeds together and rice separately for 7 hours. First grind dal to a smooth paste followed by cooked rice and soaked rice.
  2. Add salt, mix well and keep aside for about 12 hours for fermenting. With this batter you can prepare both SWEET PANIYARAM and KARA PANIYARAM.


INGREDIENTS:                      kuzhi paniyaram

  • Mustard seed – 1/4 tsp
  • Urad dal- 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – 1 tsp
  • Chopped onions – 2 tsp
  • Green chilli – 2 pcs
  • Grated coconut – 2 tsp


  1. In a frying pan add one table spoon oil, when it is hot add the mustard seed followed by urad dal, curry leaves, onion, chilli and finally grated coconut fry for a minute.
  2. Add this  mixture to the batter and mix well.
  3. In the Kuzhi paniyaram pan rub each hole with few drops of oil. When it is slightly hot pour the batter in each hole, close the lid and let it cook for two minutes.
  4. Open the lid turn the balls to the other side using paniyaram stick and cook for another two minutes.
  5. This has to be done in slow to medium flame.
  6. Serve this hot spicy paniyaram with any chutneys.


INGREDIENTS:     Kuzhi-paniyaram

  • Jaggery – 1 cup
  • Cardamom powder – 1/2 teaspoon





  1. For the jaggery syrup add the powdered jaggery, cardamon powder with half cup of water boil for 5 minutes to get a thick syrup.
  2. To the above prepared paniyaram batter add the jaggery syrup.
  3. In the kulipaniyaram or Kuzhi paniyaram pan rub each hole with few drops of oil. when it is slightly hot pour the batter in each hole close the lid and let it cook for two minutes.
  4. Open the lid turn the balls to the other side using paniyaram stick and cook for another two minutes.
  5. Kuzhi paniyaram has to be done in slow to medium flame.
    Enjoy the sweet paniyaram.
  6. You can also use Idly batter or Aappam batter for this easy recipes of kulipaniyaram.
  7. Making of the kuli paniyaram is so easy and very simple.
    Kuzhi paniyaram is simply delicious when served hot and crispy.
  8. Always cook on medium flame. So that Kuzhi paniyaram will be crispier outside with well cooked sponges inside.
  9. Tamil Recipes of Kuzhi paniyaram is a wonderful evening snack for school going kids.Kuzhi paniyaram will be a  more willing food for kids when made with a slight twist in this recipe.For my kids I simply prepared chicken keema with minced onions,little ginger garlic paste,finely chopped chili,garam masala,curry powder ,salt,cook everything and finally garnish it with chopped mint and coriander.
  10. Add this keema mixture to the batter ,slightly fold it and use the same process of making paniyaram.This KEEMA PANIYARAM is simply a killer tiffin box recipe ,your kids would definitely love it.  Kuzhi paniyaram is one of the famous South Indian food Recipes.
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This South Indian easy simple dish is easily put together when you are in a hurry. You can also make it with leftover rice. Lemon Rice is one of the many rice dishes which forms an integral part of  South Indian Cuisine.

It gives a flavorful, tangy twist to plain white rice.there are many varieties of rice from the South like  Coconut Rice, Yogurt/Curd Rice, Sesame Rice, Tomato Rice, Tamarind Rice…only to name a few!

Try this quick, easy recipe that is so visually appealing.and simple to make with the remaining stuff in your kitchen..


  • Rice -2 cups
  • Lemon juice -3 medium sized lemons
  • Ginger -1 small piece
  • Bengal gram- 1 tsp
  • Urad dal -1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds -1 tsp
  • Curry leaves -1 spring
  • Coriander leaves- a few
  • Green chillies- 2 -3
  • Oil for seasoning
  • Salt to taste
  • Fenugreek seeds,Asafoetida-1/2 tsp each
  • Dry chilly-3


  1. Grind fenugreek seeds, asafoetida, turmeric,and dry chilly to a course powder and keep aside.
  2. Take juice of lemon,cook the rice ,and cool aside (the rice should be cooked so that it never sticks together,add a teaspoon of oil while cooking).
  3. Season mustard seeds, urad dal, ginger, Bengal gram and curry leaves in oil.Saute a little followed by the grind-ed powder,green chilly,and salt to taste.
  4. Add this to rice and sprinkle juice of lemon,mix well.
  5. Sprinkle with coriander leaves and serve this mouthwatering lemon rice with any spicy side dish.
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