How to make Katti Paniyaram -

A well-loved South Indian snack in its sweet form.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Rice (चावल), Toor dal (तुवर दाल)

Cuisine : Kerala

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Katti Paniyaram

Katti Paniyaram Recipe Card


Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Prep Time : 5-6 hour

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Katti Paniyaram Recipe

  • Rice soaked & drained 1 cup

  • Toor dal soaked & drained 2 tablespoons

  • Black grams split soaked & drained ½ cup

  • Fenugreek seeds (methi dana) soaked & drained 1 teaspoon

  • Jaggery (gur) grated ½ cup

  • Scraped coconut 3 tablespoons

  • Ghee 3 tablespoons

  • Green cardamom powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt a pinch

  • Baking powder 1 teaspoon


Step 1

Grind together rice, both the dals & fenugreek seeds with ¼ cup of water to a fine paste. Transfer into a bowl.

Step 2

Heat jaggery in a pan & melt on a low heat. Add to the batter.

Step 3

Add salt, cardamom powder, baking powder, coconut & mix well.

Step 4

Put the paniyaram pan on a heat, drizzle ghee on the moulds, add the batter. Cook on high heat till underside is caramelized, flip and cook on other side drizzling ghee.

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