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paniyaram | appam recipe | easy snacks | punugulu with dosa batter

The delicious paniyaram snack crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. The fermented dosa batter mixed with tempering mixture and fried in the appam maker which has small moulds.

Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Keyword appam recipe, easy snacks, gunta ponganalu, how to make dosa batter, paddu, paniyaram, punugulu with dosa batter
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2


Ingredients for paniyaram:

  • dosa batter – 2 cups
  • oil – 2 spoons
  • salt – 1 teaspoon
  • baking soda – 2 pinches

For tempering:

  • oil – 2 spoons
  • tempering seeds – 2 spoons
  • chopped curry leaves – 2 strings
  • finely chopped ginger – 1 spoon
  • chopped onions – 1
  • finely chopped green chillies – 2


Step by step procedure for paniyaram:

Taking dosa batter:

  1. Take a bowl to add 2 cups of fermented dosa batter(can also add idli batter).


  1. Heat a pan add 2 spoons of oil.

  2. Add 2 spoons tempering seeds, chopped curry leaves and finely chopped ginger.

  3. Mix well let them splutter.

  4. Add chopped onions and finely chopped green chillies.

  5. Mix well and fry for a minute.

  6. Switch off the flame. Take all the tempering mixture into the dosa batter.

  7. Mix well and add required salt and baking soda

  8. Pour a few drops of water according to the thick consistency of the batter. Mix well all the batter.

Making paniyaram

  1. Heat the non-stick appam patra over a medium flame. Take the special paniyaram chatti or appe pan .

  2. Drizzle few drops of oil in each mould.

  3. Pour a spoon or sufficient batter in each mould of appam maker.

  4. Close the lid and cook for 2 minutes over a medium flame.

  5. Gently flip on another side close the lid and cook for 2 more minutes.

  6. Turn twice for uniform cooking till the golden spots appear.

  7. Take the paniyaram or punugulu into the tissue to remove the excess oil.

  8. Serve the hot paniyaram as a snack or breakfast with any chutney or kara podi