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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Banana paniyaram ( Sweet banana dumplings)

Banana paniyaram ( Sweet banana dumplings)
Basmathi rice - 1 alak, powdered jaggery- 3/4 alak, salt- a pinch, cardamom pwd- 1/4 tsp, thein vazhai( honey bananas or miniature bananas) - 4
Soak rice for 4 hours. Grind the rice to a smooth paste , add the bananas, jaggery pwd, cardamom pwd & grind for another 5 minutes till everything blends into a homogenous mixture.
Heat paniyaram pan & pour 1/4 tsp olive oil in each depression. Now pour a ladle of batter in each depression & allow to cook on low heat . With a fork, turn the dumplings & allow to cook on the other side too till slightly crisp on both sides. Serve warm or cold . Can be stored in the fridge in a ziplock bag for one or two days.

These paniyarams will be slightly crisp on the outside & soft & chewy inside. Normally one uses ghee to fry these paniyarams , but i used olive oil & found that it did not make any great difference in taste !


Blogger paati said...


Blogger sudhav said...

vella appam ..great..nice one patti...
7/08/2006 07:32:00 PM
Blogger paati said...

Thanks, sudhav:)
7/13/2006 05:57:00 PM
Blogger Puspha said...

Looks super delicious!!!
7/17/2006 05:01:00 PM
Blogger paati said...

7/21/2006 01:54:00 AM
Blogger Karthika said...

I made it yesterday and it came out awesome. I had my own take on so called sweet paniyaram.
1/3 cup each of corn meal, wheat flour and rice flour,
salt to taste,
1/4 tsp of baking soda,
abt 1/2 cup or more of milk and
2/3 cup more or less of brown sugar or sometimes I use Jaggery syrup or Agave nectar.
Sometimes I add mashed bananas
Mix it all up and make paniyaram as you would.

But nothing beats the taste of traditional sweet banana paniyarams.
8/13/2010 10:47:00 PM
Blogger paati said...

thanks dear karthika for the positive feedback but your version sounds like the healthy one:) BTW curious do they sell jaggery syrup now?
8/15/2010 08:14:00 PM
Blogger Karthika said...

Hi Paati - No I haven't seen Jaggery Syrup around here. Sometimes I ambitiously make lots of it, store and refrigerate it.
8/17/2010 12:27:00 AM
Blogger paati said...

now you are giving me ideas karthika!:)date syrup ( like lion brand) is something i would like to do but no recipe on the net!
8/17/2010 09:56:00 AM

May 7, 2011 at 10:54 AM  
Blogger sanjana reddy said...

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April 16, 2013 at 4:54 PM  

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