Sunday, 29 October 2017

Kodo Millet and Quinoa Paniyaram

Kodo Millet and Quinoa Paniyaram (fried balls) a vegan, healthy and delicious south Indian dish which can be enjoyed at breakfast or as a snack.


Kodo Millet (Kodri) and Quinoa Paniyaram is a delicious and healthy breakfast or snack can be enjoyed with any type of chutney.

This savoury dish is made with healthy grains like Kodo Millet (aka kodri) and Quinoa batter with basic ingredients. The wonderful texture of this paniyaram is so amazing, crunchy exterior and spongy soft pillowy centre make this dish more appetizing.

Kodo Millet (Kodri) and Quinoa Paniyaram is a delicious and healthy breakfast or snack can be enjoyed with any type of chutney.

My knowledge of South Indian food was limited, I only knew idli, dosa and vada sambhar. My imagination didn't run any further than this. Probably not my fault as if you asked a South Indian about Gujarati food, maybe they'd only be able to tell you dhokla and fafda. Not only south Indian cuisine, but I learnt many foods from around the world when we got internet at home and then also when I started my blog. I was so amazed to see so many varieties of South Indian food. So I started experimenting, maybe not all of the dishes but within those few, paniyaram topped the list.

Kodo Millet (Kodri) and Quinoa Paniyaram is a delicious and healthy breakfast or snack can be enjoyed with any type of chutney.

Since then I have made Paniyaram many times by varying the recipe ingredients. But, with these two healthy ingredients, these remain my favourite. Without any guilt, I can enjoy with mild coconut and spicy tomato and onion chutney.

Generally, traditional Paniyaram or kuzi (masala) Paniyaram are made with plain Idli batter, which is seasoned with few spices and basic ingredients like onion, green chillies and curry leaves. Also, different kind of vegetables can be added to make this dish healthier and tasty.

Kodo Millet (Kodri) and Quinoa Paniyaram is a delicious and healthy breakfast or snack can be enjoyed with any type of chutney.


In the past, I have prepared Kuzi (Masala) Paniyaram which is all time favourite in the family, vegetable Paniyaram and Oats and Marrow Paniyaram, all these are ... but now that we are trying to include many healthy options in our diet, I used Kodo Millet and Quinoa in this recipe, both the ingredients are packed with so many nutrition, especially packed with protein.

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Kodo Millet and Quinoa Paniyaram
Kodo Millet (Kodri) and Quinoa Paniyaram is a delicious and healthy breakfast or snack can be enjoyed with any type of chutney.
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup Kodo Millet (kodri)
  • 1/2 cup Quinoa
  • 1/2 cup Idli Rice
  • 1/2 cup Urda daal
  • Pinch Fenugreek seeds
  • For the vaghar-Tempering
  • 3 Tbsp. Oil
  • 1 small Onion finely chopped
  • 2-3 Green chillies finely chopped
  • 3-4 Curry leaves torn
  • 1 Tsp. Mustard seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. Finely chopped fresh Coriander
  • 1 Tbsp. Fresh grated coconut
  • 1 Tbsp. Chana and Urad Daal
  • Pinch Hing
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
In a big bowl mix kodo millet, quinoa and rice, add cold water and soak for 6-7 hours.In another bowl take urad daal and fenugreek seeds and soak for 5-6 hours.Discard the water and grind everything into a fine paste.Add salt and mix well and leave it for fermentation for 8-10 hours in a warm place.In a pan or kadai heat 1 Tbsp. oil and add mustard seeds and hing.Once the seeds starts to splutter add chana and urad daal, let it fry for a couple of minutes then add curry leaves and green chillies.After a couple of minutes add onion and saute til very light pink.Turn off the heat and add coconut and coriander, mix well and add everything into the fermented batter.Mix well and Check the seasoning. Heat Paniyaram pan on a medium heat and add little oil in each cavity of the pan.Pour 1 Tbsp. batter in each cavity. When they start to cook one side, turn them very carefully and cook another side till they are crispy and light brown on both sides.Remove from the pan and serve hot with coconut and tomato and onion chutney.Enjoy!
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 20-22 pieces

5 comments:

  1. Ever since I got introduced to the paniyaram pan and paniyaram, I've made so many variations. This millet and quinoa one will be added to the list. I love making them as healthy snacks.

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  2. Gorgeous clicks!! Paniyaram is one of my favorite snacks to make and eat; with healthier ingredients, would love to try these soon!! Thanks for sharing :) :)

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  3. Pics look awesome and love it that its super healthy

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  4. Awesome variation of normal paniyaram..pics are droolicious

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  5. Lovely variation dear. Perfect for lunch box.

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