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Paal Paniyaram Recipe
Paal Paniyaram is a very popular delicacy from Chettinad cuisine. Paal Paniyaram is nothing but deep fried balls(made with rice-urad dal batter) soaked in coconut milk.In my native town Karaikudi, this is one of the diwali special dishes made on Diwali day along with suzhiyan, masala seeyam,idli and any nonveg kuzhambu.It is a custom to keep the enna chatti(kadai with oil) on Diwali, you can make this delicious and easy sweet...., trust me its easier than our medu vada.

I have enjoyed this paal paniyaram so many times so decided its high time I try it.....Though I've seen amma making this from my childhood days, this is the first time I am trying it all by myself....and I am always super excited and proud when I make traditional recipes and it becomes a hit too!

This is one of ammas signature dish,so I got the recipe and tips from her and made this recipe.Now lets get on to learn how to make traditional paal paniayram recipe..Shall we?
Chettinad Paal Paniyaram Recipe

Paal Paniyaram Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Serves : 3
Recipe Category: Sweet | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Raw Rice - 1/2 cup
Whole Urad Dal - 1/2 cup
First Coconut Milk - 1 cup
Milk(boiled and cooled) - 1/3 cup
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - a tiny pinch
Sugar - 1/8cup
Oil - to deep fry


  1. Take equal measure of raw rice and urad dal and soak it together for  2-3 hrs...and those are the measuring cups Lavi gifted me :) Then grind it to a fine batter(use grinder) for best results.Add very little water only while grinding.Add salt,mix well and keep aside.How to make paal paniyaram - Step1
  2. The batter should be thick and fluffy like idli / medu vada batter.Heat oil in a kadai - When oil is heated up,take a small portion of batter and drop in the preheated oil.It will puff up well.
    How to make paal paniyaram - Step2
  3. Turn over and cook on both sides to light golden color.
    How to make paal paniyaram - Step3
  4. Drain in a tissue paper.In a bowl add coconut milk,milk,elachi powder,sugar and mix well.Drop the paniyarams into the prepared milk, let it soak for 5-10mins.How to make paal paniyaram - Step4
Enjoy your paal paniyarams!

Paal Paniyaram
Dont these paniyarams look gorgeous, I loved clicking them :)

Chettinad Paal Paniyaram Recipe

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Chettinad Paal Paniyaram Recipe

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