Kara Paniyaram/ Savoury non fried dumplings

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Today’s recipe is an easy, quick snack or breakfast or dinner as we do. The only thing you have to have is Idli / Dosa batter. If you have the batter already, you can make this in jiffy.



Idli / Dosa batter – 5 cups or as needed

Carrots – 1 big size or 2 medium grated finely

Onions – 1/2 cup finely chopped

Dry Red chillies – 2 broken

Mustard seeds – 1/4 tsp

Channa dal – 1/2 tsp

Salt – as needed

Oil – 1 tsp to saute veggie and as needed to make paniyaram


  • Heat oil in a pan. Crackle mustard seeds and add channa dal.
  • When it turns golden add onions and broken red chilies.
  • Saute till onion turn translucent.
  • Add grated carrots and stir for few minutes. Add required salt and switch off.
  • Add this mixture to the batter. Mix thouroughly.
  • Now heat a Paniyaram pan. Add a tsp of oil in each hole.
  • When its hot, drop a big spoon of batter to each hole.
  • When one side is cooked ,flip other side using knife of skewer.
  • Cook until both sides turn golden.
  • Serve with your favorite chutney or Sambar.



  1. Instead of dry red chilli, you can add chopped green chillies.
  2. You can add chopped Curry leaves and coriander leaves.


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