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Ragi Kuzhipaniyaram Recipe


  • Ragi Idli Batter – 2 cups
  • Oil – for frying
  • Onion – 1 (finely chopped)
  • Green Chili – 1 (finely chopped)
  • Curry Leaves – 2 springs (finely chopped)
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Channa dal – 1 tsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp
  • Grated coconut
  • Grated Carrot

Ingredients for ragi batter:

  • Idli rice or parboiled rice – 1 cup
  • Urad dal or husk black gram – ½ cup
  • Poha – ¼ cup
  • Ragi flour or finger millet flour – 1 cup
  • Methi seed – ¼ tsp
  • Water as per need
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil as required

Ragi batter preparation:

  1. Rinse and soak the poha and rice for 4 to 5 hour.
  2. Rinse and soak the urad daal with fenugreek seed for 4-5 hour.
  3. Drain the rice and poha then grind it wet grinder and make a fine batter with little water.
  4. Pour the batter in a deep bowl.
  5. Now drain the urad daal with fenugreek seed and grind it. Put this batter in same big bowl.
  6. Now add ragi flour in the batter and mix well and make fine batter with dosa consistency.
  7. Now add salt and cover the bowl with a lid.
  8. Now keep the batter overnight so that it gets fermented and ready Ragi Kuzhipaniyaram.

Preparation method:

  1. Start by heating a pan with little oil and add mustard seeds, channa dal, urad dal asafetida. Wait till the mustard seeds start cracking.
  2. Now add chopped onion, curry leaves, chopped green chillies, now sauté it for some time.
  3. Now add the tempering to the ragi batter and mix well, now add grated carrot and coconut to the batter.
  4. Now heat up the pancake griddle on medium flame, now a few drops of oil in each hole and pour enough batter on the griddle and let cook it on medium flame.
  5. Now flip the paniyarams with the help of a fork.
  6. Drop some extra oil, if you want to make it crispy.
  7. Cook the paniyarams , till both the sides get brown color.


  • Serve this tasty paniyarams with spicy chutney or regular coconut chutney, sambhar.
  • You can even make sweet or spicy paniyaram, for sweet version add sugar or jaggery syrup to the batter

Ragi Kuzhipaniyaram Recipe

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