Paruppu Paniyaram – Chettinad Special

Paruppu Paniyaram – Chettinad Special

Paruppu Paniyaram:(Chettinad Style)

Lentils Paniyaram. Dhal Paniyaram. Parippu Paniyaram.

Nothing much to say…I like chettinad cuisine. Especially their wide array of paniyarams:) I prefer ‘Paruppu Paniyaram’(Mixed Lentils Puff?!!)better, as it is good source of protein. Unlike deep fried/shallow fried vadai it consumes less oil, so guilt free indulgence.


Tuvar dal
Moong dal
Chana dal
Urad just few spoons
Rice few spoons
Soda 1 pinch
Ginger 2″ grated
Green chilies 3 finely chopped
Cilantro few chopped
Asafoetida 1/4 spoon
Cumin seeds 1/4 spoon
Ghee/ Pam spray oil/ oil few spoons.


Soak the lentils and rice together for 2-4 hours and wet grind them coarsely.

Now throw in all the above mentioned items, except oil.

Heat the paniyaram/puff skillet, spray oil. Ladle down the batter. Cook over medium heat and turn them using fork/needle. Cook the other side too.

Is it ready?? Then what, flip them…serve yourself, enjoy:)


38 Responses so far.

  1. Looks lovely…Malar what is the propotion of dhals & is there any fermentation required?

  2. Latha says:

    Wow lovely parippu paniyarams….recently I saw a tv show where they say that chettinad is famous for paniyarams. Thnx for sharing.

  3. Gita says:

    This paniyaram is very new to me…looks soft and fluffy too…good one Malar :)

  4. Anupama says:

    Lovely paniyaarams malar and that too, packed with protein in the form of dhals :-)

  5. Malar Gandhi says:


    Its upto you to decide the quantity of dhall, thats why I left it blank. And not only this, even adai anything that contains ‘just dhal’ should never be fermented(Mommy said, dunno why)!

  6. Tina says:

    Cute cute paniyaram..Never tried this..Perfect and tempting dear…

  7. Wow..paniyaram looks delicious.

  8. looks very crispy and nice recipe

  9. Sarah Naveen says:

    Wow!!! Yummy yummy Paniyarams..

  10. Cham says:

    I never tasted such a panniyaram, looks quiet yummy!

  11. Ivy says:

    These sound delicious, especially those with the lentils.

  12. yummy paniyaram…looks perfect too

  13. Nandini says:

    Paniyaram is my favorite! Looks delicious and alluring!

  14. Soma Pradhan says:

    Looks yummy..I have to buy one of these moulds now..I see you can make them so many ways…sweet salt tangy and ingredients u use vary vastly

  15. I too like Chetinadu samayal :) Paruppu Paniyaaram sounds filling ( with 3 types of dhal) and tasty Malar! must be delicious with some thuvayal :)

    I have to get one paniyaaram satti!

  16. ரொம்ப சூப்பரா இருக்கு மலர்.உங்களுடைய மற்ற குறிப்புகளும் புதுசா நல்லா இருக்குப்பா…

  17. Happy cook says:

    Wish i could pick them up from the screen.
    Looks yumm.

  18. kothiyavunu says:

    Wow,Looks so inviting & very pretty paniyaaram..the pictures itself make us feel hungry and i am just thinking about how tasty it will..Yum..:)

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  20. really a guilt free panniyaram.looks great

  21. These look scrumptious! I love green chilies here!

  22. Parita says:

    I dont own a paniyaram..someday i would love to make this :-)

  23. shankari says:

    What kind of chutney do you serve this with?

  24. Geetha Achal says:

    எங்கள் வீட்டில் அனைவருக்கும் இந்த பணியாரம் மிகவும் விருப்பம்…சூப்பராக இருக்கின்றது..இத்துடன் தேங்காய் சட்னி சேர்த்து சாப்பிட்டல் ஒரு புடி பிடித்துவிடுவேன்…

  25. Peanutts says:

    They look a lot like idli are they the same or related?

  26. Malar Gandhi says:

    Thank you girls.

    Shankari, its upto you to decide what chutney…no biggie.

    Peanutts, Hmmm I wish I could say that…but idly is steamed one..whereas these are done directly on hot pan, so how do you name it?!

  27. my kitchen says:

    Looks appetizing,Will do tomorrow

  28. PJ says:

    this looks delicious! i love cooking in the puff skillet, it takes much less oil and the taste is wonderful! got to try this soon.

  29. Oraphan says:

    This looks and sounds so delicious! We use the same kind of puff skillet in Thailand to make some food that similar to this, I can’t wait to try your version but I don’t know where I can find that puff skillet in the U.S.!

  30. Spice says:

    I want that pan……I’ve seen in few other blogs too…now I’ve to buy that as u keep saying but are not moving to my neighbourhood, which would make my life little easier…ha..ha…

  31. These look delicious! I have been waiting to try them for quite sometime … lovely recipe Malar!

  32. Rina says:

    Malar, Paruppu Paniyaram is new to me..buts sounds like we can give it a try..

  33. Nice recipe.I have a you use yam for preparing paniyaram.anyway thanks for the recipe.

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