Sunday, February 24, 2013

Oats kara paniyaram /savory oats pan pops- low fat recipe

Kara paniyaram are a south Indian snack originated from the region of chettinad .These savory pan pops if prepared in a traditional way would call for rice batter ,but here I have substituted it with oats and other dhal for a healthy take on the recipe.Enjoy with a cup of evening coffee or tea or serve as a healthy breakfast with your favorite chutney .

Oats : 1 cup
channa dhal: 1 cup (here you can almost substitute with any lentil of your choice,I've tried with mung,green lentils,toor ,yellow spilt peas and a mix of all the above-it works!)
fennel seeds- 1/2 tsp
curry leaves-few
coconut flakes-about 2 T
ginger-1/2 inch grated
green chilies-2 minced fine
onion- 1/2 large
cilantro chopped-about 1/4 cup
salt - 1 tsp
oil-to spray

  • measure the dhal in a bowl,rinse and soak for a minimum of 3 hrs,along with 1 tsp of fennel seeds
  • using a blender make a paste of the soaked dhal and rolled oats,use as little water as possible to get a thick paste
  • season with salt 
  • add curry leaves , coconut flakes,finely chopped ginger, green chilies and finely chopped onions.
  • mix well until everything starts to come together 
  • add cilantro and mix well one last time. keep aside .
  • season your pre-heated pan by spraying some oil and carefully drop spoonfuls of the batter in each dent so as that it fills up to the maximum level.
  • spray some oil over the top .
  • flip in a few minutes using a fork or bamboo skewer 
  • golden brown crust will form once cooked, repeat the same for the other side .
  • cook on a medium low heat throughout the process to ensure the inside are properly cooked .
Low fat,nutritive,healthy ,flavorful and filling choice for snack .
Here is a quick video tutorial:

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1 comment:

  1. Hi,
    I tried your ragi idli, 2 min microwave chocolate cake and this above one.. All r super awesome..
    But I guess the above paniyaram needs baking soda as well.. Anyways thanks fr the recipes..