Thursday, 22 January 2015

Pazha Paniyaram - Banana Paniyaram

  I had a few Nendram Pazhams/Malabar Bananas lying around for quite some time.I had bought to them to make one of my favourite evening snacks "Pazham Pori",but as always forgot about them totally .They had gotten very ripe and I decided to make paniyarams out of them.Ever since I brought my little paniyaram pan I exploit the poor thing to the fullest.It lets you make so many fried snacks without actually having to deep fry them.Preparing healthy evening snacks can be a real challenge,and this Paniyaram is a regular and favourite snack at home.Usually Paniyarams are made with more flour,but I like it when the banana flavour dominates.So I use very little flour and lots of bananas,this works perfectly well with any big banana.And I love making them with ghee,it simply enhances the taste.Oil works fine too,but nothing beats ghee :)I haven't stopped at your blogs for a very long time,will soon stop by :)So off to the recipe.....

You'll Need:
Bananas (ripe big ones) - 2 ( I used Kerala NendramPazham/Malabar Bananas)
Jaggery - 3/4 cup
All purpose flour or Wheat Flour - 1/4 cup
Rice Flour - 1/4 cup
Water - 1.5 cups(or more as needed)
Coconut - 4 - 5 tbsp (Finely grated)
Ghee or oil - as needed
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Raisins - 1 - 2 tbsp(optional)

-Peel,chop and grind the bananas to a fine paste.
-In a small vessel boil the jaggery with 1. 5 cups water till it is is melted.Then filter it.
-Mix the Banana,coconut,flours and Jaggery syrup.Mix well with a Whisk.Add the cardamom powder and give another good whisk.The batter will not be runny like idli or dosa batter ,will be more like a thick paste.Add a little water if you feel that the batter is too thick and sticky.
-Heat a paniyaram pan and fill all the molds with a little ghee. Add about 1 tbsp of batter to each mold and let it cook.Drizzle a little  ghee on top of each mold.
-Once you feel the underside is cooked, flip the paniyarams over and drizzle some more ghee.When they are fully cooked on both sides,remove them from the pan.Repeat the same process for the left over batter.Since the batter doesn't have a lot of flour flipping it can be a little difficult,

-If you like a floury version double the quantity of the rice flour and wheat flour.

Thanks for stopping by ! Have a nice day !


  1. simple, yummy and healthy snacks..

  2. I don't have the pan. But I am sure I can either bake or lightly pan fry. Very nice. The color is so gorgeous.

  3. Hi dear ,where have u been ? Hope u guys are doing good.
    Paniyaram looks yummm love it with ghee but have to be satisfied with oil most times.

  4. Love this, has come out very well..

  5. Hi, even i have started exploring the pan recently... i made Appe's but these banana Paniyaram look tempting, i am definitely going to try it :)


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