spinach paniyaram

Spinach paniyaram, Keerai paniyaram

Palak paniyaram / Spinach paniyaram/ Keerai paniyaram is a soft, fluffy, healthy and delicious savory breakfast / mini tiffin. Yes you heard it right! Just add palak/ spinach mixture to your Idli batter and make yummy kara paniyaram for your breakfast. This spinach paniyaram / palak paniyaram tastes great with any spicy chutney/ even podi. 
spinach paniyaram

We all know that spinach is  considered very healthy, as it’s loaded with nutrients and antioxidants, adding them in our diet is beneficial to health. So this spinach paniyaram is one such tasty and healthy way to add in our diet. I have earlier posted spinach recipes like this:

Wanted to post this yummy paniyaram recipe for the past 10 days but din’t get a chance for some reason. This paniyaram has an appetizing green color and different taste unlike other regular paniyaram so do give it a try!     I have posted many paniyaram recipes both sweet and savory versions like these:

So let’s get to the making of Spinach paniyaram/ Palak paniyaram!
keerai paniyaram


Spinach paniyaram, Keerai paniyaram
Serves 3
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Ingredients
  1. 1. Spinach – ½ bunch
  2. 2. Idli batter – 3 cups
  3. 3. Oil/ Ghee – 3 tbsp ( for making paniyaram)
To temper
  1. 1. Onion – 1 (small sized)
  2. 2. Green chilli – 2
  3. 3. Oil – 2 tsp
  4. 4. Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  5. 5. Urad dal– 1 tsp
  6. 6. Curry leaves – a sprig
  7. 7. Hing - a pinch
Note
  1. * 1 cup = 235 ml
Instructions
  1. Remove the leaves from spinach stem. Discard stem. Wash leaves throughly to get rid of sand and dirt. Boil water in a pan and add spinach in it. Cook for about 2 minutes. (Do not cover it with lid to retain spinach color). When done allow it to cool down and add it in a blender along with a tbsp of idli batter and it to a fine paste. Keep it aside.
  2. Chop onions and green chili finely. Keep it aside. Now heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, after it splutters add urad dal, after it turns golden brown add curry leaves, onions and green chilli. Saute for a minute. When the onions look sauteed put off the flame and allow the mixture to cool down.
  3. Now to the batter add the sauteed onion mixture and mix well. Keep this batter aside. Make sure the batter is thick to yield fluffy paniyaram. You could also use a pinch of cooking/ baking soda to the batter.
  4. Heat kuzhi paniyaram/appe pan smear some oil and add spinach batter in each mold. Now cover it with lid and cook for a minute. When the paniyaram is just half cooked and flip it gently snd this ensures round paniyaram. Cook till done. Now transfer it to a plate and serve it hot with spicy chutney and coffee. Repeat the process till all the batter is over.
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How to make Spinach paniyaram with step by step images


  1. Remove the leaves from spinach stem. Discard stem. Wash leaves throughly to get rid of dirt and sand. Boil water in a pan and add spinach in it. Cook for about 2 minutes. (Do not cover it with lid to retain spinach color). When done, keep it aside for it to cool down.

  2. Now add the blanched spinach leaves in a blender along with a tbsp of idli batter and it to a fine paste. Keep it aside.

  3. Chop onions and green chili finely. Keep it aside. Now heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds, after it splutters add urad dal, after it turns golden brown add curry leaves, onions and green chili. Saute for a minute. When the onions look sauteed put off the flame and allow the mixture to cool down.

  4. Now to the Idli batter add the sauteed onion mixture and mix well. Add salt if required. I have not added any water as we want the batter to be thick for fluffy paniyaram. Keep this batter aside. Make sure the batter is thick to yield fluffy paniyaram. You could also use a pinch of cooking/ baking soda to the batter.

  5. Heat  kuzhi paniyaram/appe pan smear some oil and add spinach batter in each mold. Now cover it with lid and cook for a minute. When the paniyaram is just half cooked and flip it gently and this ensures round paniyaram.

  6. Cook till done. Now transfer it to a plate and serve it hot with spicy chutney and coffee. Repeat the process till all the batter is over.
    keerai paniyaram

 

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