These are easy, quick and healthy onion paniyarams/appe. They are a great option for tiffin box or as a tea-time snack. These paniyarams are prepared from sooji/rava and so they get ready quickly. Batter has to be set aside for 15-20 minutes – this is the only waiting time. Rest of the process is pretty quick.
Some tips & variations :
We have only added chopped onions to it batter, but you may add other veggies like capsicum, peas, carrots and corn.
Skip green chilies if you are making for children or want to avoid eating spicy. Alternatively, you may also add more, if you prefer spicy food.
Grate cheese on top and serve.
You may season the batter with oregano or any of your favourite seasonings.
Enjoy them with tea/coffee and your favourite chutneys.
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Paniyarams are easy, quick and healthy snacks - a great option for tiffin box or tea-time snack.
½ cup semolina/sooji/rava (dry roasted)
¼ cup dahi/curd
¼ cup water + 2 tablespoons or as required
salt as required
1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
1 green chili, finely chopped
coriander leaves, chopped
¼ teaspoon baking soda/eno
oil for shallow frying
In a bowl, mix sooji and curd together with ¼ cup water. Keep aside for 15-20 minutes.
After 15-20 minutes, whisk the batter well. Add finely chopped onions, green chillies, chopped coriander leaves and salt. Add about 1-2 tablespoon water and mix everything well.
Heat a paniyaram pan /appe pan and add few drops of oil inside the holes.
Now add pinch of eno/baking soda to our sooji-onion mixture and mix.
Immediately pour the batter into holes.
Cook on low heat. After about 2 minutes, drizzle few drops of oil on them. When the sides start to leave, flip it over to the other side using a spoon. You can flip 2-3 times and cook until it browns evenly on all the sides.
Enjoy with tomato ketchup or any chutney of your choice.