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flat lay image of an appe pan with Chettinad Kuzhi Paniyaram in it besides a bowl of green chutney

Chettinad Kuzhi Paniyaram recipe

Chettinad Kuzhi Paniyaram recipe is made using leftover idli/dosa batter. It's a quick, easy & a mouth watering snack/breakfast dish from South of India.
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes



  • First we need idli/dosa batter made with soaked rice, soaked urad dal and methi seeds. Heat oil in a pan, temper mustard seeds. Once they crackle, add curry leaves, urad dal, green chillies and salt. Fry this for 2 minutes. Add this to the batter and mix. Add chopped onions, cilantro and turmeric powder as well. Heat the appe pan, add a few drops of oil in each mold.  Pour a spoonful of the batter or until 3/4 of the paniyaram mold. Cover the pan and allow the batter to cook for 2-3 minutes on a low or medium flame, turn each paniyaram with a wooden skewer or spoon and cook until crisp, turn once or twice for even cooking if required. Repeat same for rest of batter.
  • Serve these mouthwatering savory paniyaram as an evening snack along with tea/coffee. Chutney or ketchup makes a great condiment to go along with it.