Monday, May 12, 2014

Spinach Kuzhi Paniyaram

#SpinachPaniyaram : Green leafy vegetables are good source of vitamins, minerals and fiber.
In the same way Spinach is also rich in Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, etc.,... It is a rich source of minerals like Iron, potassium, calcium and other minerals.
To know more
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinach

Our body gets the full benefit of nutrients present in these leaves when eaten fresh or by cooking quickly. The nutrients get destroyed if over cooked. So these leaves can be used in the preparation of salads and also to garnish dishes just like we do with coriander leaves where ever possible.
Here let me present the preparation of #kuzhipaniyaram from commonly available ingredients at home and using plenty of spinach.
Can make approx. 15 paniyarams.

Spinach Kuzhi Paniyaram

Ingredients :
1 cup                                        Idly batter
1/2 cup                                     Rawa
1/4 cup                                     Buckwheat, powder using a mixie
3/4 Tsp                                     Salt [ adjust ]

Greens to add :

10                                             Spinach
10                                             Curry leaves
3 Tsp                                        Coriander leaves chopped
15                                              Mint, chop nicely


Other Ingredients :
1/2                                           Onion, chop nicely
1                                               Green chilly, chop nicely
2 Tsp                                        Oil
1/4 Tsp                                    Asafoetida powder
1/2 Tsp                                     Mustard
3 Tsp                                        Gram dal

Method :
Mix all the given ingredients for batter with 1/4 cup of water.
Keep aside for half an hour.

Heat a kadai over a slow flame with oil.
Splutter mustard seeds and then fry gram dal until it turns golden color.
Now add asafoetida, curry leaves, green chilly and onion.
Saute for 2 minutes.
Transfer into the prepared batter.
Add other chopped green leafy vegetables.
Mix well to get a batter of idly consistency.

Heat kuzhi paniyara tawa on a stove over medium flame.
Add little oil in each pit of tawa.


When hot fill each pit with batter till half.
Sprinkle oil over each kuzhi paniyaram.
When the rim of paniyaram turns to golden color flip using a spoon.
Cook other side also until golden brown.
Transfer in to serving bowl.

In the same way make another set of paniyarams.

Serve hot with Garlic tomato chutney.

Spinach Kuzhi Paniyaram


Note : Try with other green leafy vegetables also.

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