Instant Rava Paniyaram is an epic teatime snack. These ones are loaded with my favorite ingredient – cheese. Crazy crispy on the outside and totally mouth-melting inside – this instant paniyaram are all you need with a cup of filter coffee. Serve them with my signature coconut and coriander chutney to spice up the mood of the snack table. Did I tell you rava paniyaram makes a great lunchbox snack as well? This is one of my all-time favorite South Indian breakfast recipes only for two reasons – super simple to prepare and damn delicious in taste.
One of the reasons I think you will grow in love with this instant rava paniyaram recipe is how adaptable it is. Though my recipe emphasis on using certain ingredients you can make it totally yours by adding desired flavors and vegetables. In case your measuring cups and spoons are not in reach don’t worry. As long the consistency of the batter is similar to idli-dosa batter be assured you will savor delish paniyaram.
How To Personalize Instant Rava Paniyaram?
Vegetable Choices – Chopped Onion, Grated Carrot, Chopped Spinach, Grated Broccoli
Seasoning Choices – Italian herbs, Chopped Garlic, Red Chilli Flakes, Indian Spices
Add-ons – Grated Cheese, Boiled Sweet Corn, Grated Coconut, Chopped Coriander
These are few of the many permutation and combinations to make paniyaram even more delicious and personalized as per your liking. I love recipes which have flexible and instant written all over them. And instant rava paniyaram is one of those recipes. Another addition to my quick and tasty party snacks collection. In all honesty, paniyaram make an excellent finger food for all kind of parties.
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- 1 Cup semolina sooji/rava
- 1 1/2 Cup curd at room temperature
- 1/4 Cup warm water
- 1 medium-size onion fine chopped
- 5 - 6 curry leaves chopped
- 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds rai
- 1/4 Cup grated processed cheese
- Salt to taste
- 1 teaspoon cooking soda meetha soda
- 2 tablespoon + 1 tablespoon oil
- Combine semolina and curd in a bowl. Stir to combine nicely. Set aside.
- Heat 2 tablespoon of oil in a pan.
- Add mustard seeds and allow them to splutter.
- Next add chopped onion and curry leaves. Fry till the onion turn light golden in color.
- Pour this tempering over the semolina mixture. Combine nicely.
- Add the grated cheese and salt to taste. Mix to combine all the ingredients.
- If the batter seems too thick, add warm water to get the idli-dosa batter like consistency.
- Heat a non-stick paniyaram/appe pan with one drop of oil in each mould.
- Meanwhile, add cooking soda in the batter and mix nicely.
- Now spoon one tablespoon of batter in each mould of the paniyaram pan.
- Cover and cook for 2 - 3 minutes. Check for doneness and flip using a fork/skewer to the other side. Cook from the other side for 2 - 3 minutes. Transfer to a plate. Similarly, prepare the whole batch of paniyaram.
- Serve Instant Rava Paniyaram with coconut chutney ( see recipe ).
Try to use non-stick paniyaram pan ( buy it here ). It requires less oil and is easy to clean as well.
Similarly, you can prepare paniyaram with the idli-dosa batter as well. Just skip adding cooking soda.