South Indian's love their rice and we are no exception. And I must admit R & me also have chappati/ roti atleast thrice a week for lunch. So we do have a balance act that we do. I constantly get asked this question from readers as to what to do with left for dosa batter? how to make perfectly soft idlies? how to make crisp dosas? and so on. I have posted my no fail idly dosa batter recipe which you would want to check as its the same batter that I have used for this recipe too. Coming to today's recipe Kuzhi Paniyaram is a favourite and quick to do snack/ breakfast recipe in most South Indian homes. Today I will sharing a spiced version (kara paniyaram) recipe which is great to dip with any coconut based chutney.
One good tip to get crisp and perfect shaped paniyaram without sticking to the paniyaram mould is to grease it properly and add a bit of rice flour to the batter. And never use freshly ground dosa or idly batter use the last set of batter and make the mix (ingredients) atleast an hour before doing paniyaram. This helps in developing flavours and also just 10 minutes before making the paniyaram add the rice flour to get crisp and perfectly shaped kuzhi paniyaram.