Savory Paniyaram

I’m not a big-branded blogger or even the one to be considered in hit-list of Indian bloggers… But I love blogging and I love food, so I have been integrating these 2 things in form of a food-blogging! I love creating dishes with simple ingredients… those which can be found in your routine pantry! I absolutely love creating dishes that’s not complex… For someone who wants to start cooking or for those who prefer keeping it simple yet delicious… I’m not a big-time kitchen gadgets lover too! Rather I prefer using my mum’s old cookware ;)

Yes, I can’t refuse the fact that I have a few gadgets like toaster, sandwich press, magic bullet, coffee machine (which is almost unused), microwave (which I prefer for reheating only), roti-maker (had got it for some critical reason)… but I’m never so fond of food processors, juicers, thermomix, airfryer, stand mixer or anything similar!!! I prefer a few basic ones… and I enjoy cutting, chopping, kneading everything by myself :) I really never feel like spending a lot of money over these things… Not that I’m a less foodie or less interested in cooking but somethings are better enjoyed if done manually, isn’t it? Silly simple reason… :)

And other ‘Trendy’ thing is… I enjoy cooking n living with wellness in mind and I also cook some indulgent dishes from time to time. I love giving a modern touch to traditional dishes but never the same approach always! Prefer keeping a few dishes in the traditional way only… I don’t go to gym but I walk when I can… I don’t do exercising in-house but my work gives me plenty of chances to do that :P I definitely eat for pleasure but at the same time, I know some set limits. I can’t give up on the things like fried munchies or high-calorie treats ever… but I don’t even eat them on daily basis, right? So it’s okay… ;) Rather than thinking over 1000 things, understand that something that’s fried is “fried” only and you can either choose to eat it with joy or leave it completely. Don’t hang in between these 2 states :P Me? I’ll take the former option always :P How about you???

Back to the dish… It’s “Savory Paniyaram” :) I have been using paniyaram pan since last 3 years and I must say, I absolutely love it! Although I prefer fried wada and everything at times, I enjoy making my koftas or quick snacks in this one. Taste bhi, Health bhi… :) But to be honest, the only thing I don’t like about this pan is… Cleaning!!! It’s tough to clean the cavities :( It always gives me a hardtime… hehe! Jokes apart, if you’ve some leftover dosa batter and want to make something under 10-15 mins for evening snack, this is the thing :)

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INGREDIENTS:

1 cup Dosa Batter
1/2 to 3/4 cup Mixed Veggies, finely chopped
Routine Spices (coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilly powder etc.)
1/4 tsp Garam Masala
Salt, to taste
Oil, to pan-roast

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STEPS TO FOLLOW:

  1. Add all the veggies and spices to dosa batter.
  2. Mix everything well and add a bit of water of required to make the batter with flowing consistency.
  3. Heat paniyaram pan (appam pan) and brush some oil in all cavities using pastry brush.
  4. Put a cavity-full of batter in each and cover with a lid for 2 mins.
  5. Let it get cooked completely and then flip those.
  6. Cook again for 2 mins and it’s ready.
  7. Serve it immediately with a cuppa tea or coffee!!!

SJ’s NOTE:

  • I used carrots, zucchini, red bell pepper, red chillies, capsicum, coriander for crunchiness. You can choose your veggies!
  • Also, it can be made without spices (just with salt) quite like we make uttappam but I like it this way even more :P
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