• Nupur Jain

Vegetable Oats Paniyaram


Paniyaram - An Indian dish made by steaming rice batter in a particular mould /pan which has round cavities. The batter can be sweet or spicy depending on the use of ingredients.


These little spheres are full of flavour and are very famous in Southern states of the country. Lets make a very healthy version of the famous Paniyaram also called as appe by adding oats and tons of vegetables.


Paniyaram, ponganalu, tulu or appe call them by whatever name you choose these are super tasty and easy to make. Make them sweet or savory according to your liking and enjoy.

Ingredients -

  • 1/2 Cup - Rice Flour

  • 1/2 Cup - Oats Flour

  • 1/2 Cup - Semolina(Suji)

  • 1/2 Cup - Curd (with tadka of mustard seeds and curry leaves)

  • 1 Cup - Water

  • 1 Carrot - Grated

  • 1 Tomato - finely chopped

  • 1 Onion - finely chopped

  • 4 Green chillies -finely chopped

  • 10-12 Curry leaves - finely chopped

  • 1/2 tsp Fruit salt (Eno)

  • Salt to taste


Instructions -

  • In a mixing bowl add rice flour, oats flour and semolina and whisk. Now pour in 1/2 cup masala curd and water and make a lump free batter.

  • Once the batter is all mixed and flowy add the chopped vegetables - carrots, tomatoes, onions, green chillies and curry leaves. Mix everything again.

  • Now add in the salt and fruit salt and mix the batter again. Let the batter rest for around 30-45 minutes.

  • After 30-45 minutes whisk the batter again and adjust the consistency by adding some water. I added 2 tbsp. We want a slightly thick but free flowing batter.

  • Take a paniyaram pan and grease it with oil. heat the pan on medium flame and pour the batter carefully in each cavity. Fill each cavity to the brim.

  • Cover and let it cook for around 5 minutes. Once they are nice and fluffy use a wooden spoon to turn them over and cook covered for another five minutes or until they turn golden in colour.

  • Remove from pan and serve hot with coconut chutney or any chutney of your choice.


Oats and Vegetable Paniyaram served with Coconut Chutney.

Pro-Tip : Brush some oil on the roasted paniyaram once you flip them for a nice shine. Sprinkle some chat-masala on top for added spicy flavour.

These paniyaram or appe as we call them are crusty on the outside and pillowy soft inside. Loaded with vegetables and cooked in very less oil these vegetable appe are delicious and super healthy to snack on.


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Try these yummilicoius appe filled with goodness of vegetables and oats. This healthy dish is perfect for breakfast or mid day snack. Cooked in very less oil these are perfect for weight watchers or just evryday binge.

Good luck!


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