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May 20, 2013

Leftover Rice Kuzhi Paniyaram Recipe|Paniyaram Varieties - Leftover Rice Recipes

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Leftover rice kuzhi paniyaram
I got this kuzhi paniyaram recipe using leftover rice from my friend Shalini. I had some leftover rice lying in my pantry. I asked her to suggest me some interesting recipes using it. She immediately told me about this kuzhi paniyaram recipe. I ground the batter in the afternoon and prepared paniyaram for dinner. It was very nice, crispy outside, puffy and very soft inside. We loved it very much.

 I used mixie to grind the batter which made my job much more easier.In this recipe I used sour curd. So the batter takes less time to ferment ( For me it took 4 hours). Based on the weather in your place , the fermentation time differs.It may need maximum of 6-8 hours.

 If you grind the batter in the morning / afternoon (around 1pm) , you can use it for dinner. But my friend told this paniyaram can be made immediately/ instantly after grinding the batter. Thank you so much Shalini for this yummy recipe. 

Do try this friends , you’ll love it a lot. Adding cooking soda is a must for this recipe. U can also try ENO fruit salt instead of cooking soda. Hope it gives the same result. :)

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Leftover rice kuzhi paniyaram

Leftover rice Kuzhi paniyaram

Leftover rice Kuzhi paniyaram Leftover rice Kuzhi paniyaram - How to make instant kuzhi paniyaram using leftover cooked rice
Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Breakfast/dinner
Serves: 4
Prep time: 120 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 125 Minutes

To grind
  • Raw rice ( Good quality sona masoori) – 2 cups
  • Leftover cooked rice – 1 cup (Sadham)
  • Sour curd – 1/2 cup
  • Green chillies – 2 to 3 nos
  • Salt – As needed
  • Water – as needed
To add in the batter
  • Cooking soda / baking soda – A big pinch
  • Big onion – 2 nos (finely chopped)
  • Curry leaves – few (-do-)
  • Ginger – 1/2 inch piece (finely chopped)
  • Coriander leaves - few

  • Wash & Soak the raw rice and leftover rice together for 2 hours. Then drain all the soaked water and grind it to a smooth paste adding sour curd , green chillies , salt using required water. Consistency should like dosa batter.

  • After 4 hours  ( skip cooking soda if you leave the batter for over night or 8 hours fermentation. You should add soda if you leave for 4 hours), add cooking soda, finely chopped onions, ginger, curry leaves and coriander leaves. Mix well. 
  • Heat paniyaram pan. Add 1 tsp oil in each hole and pour the batter till 3/4th of the pan. Cover it with a lid and cook for few minutes in low to medium flame. Then flip the paniyaram and cook the other side for few more minutes.

  • Remove using a fork / spoon and serve it hot with chutney !
Leftover rice paniyaram

Enjoy !


  • Urad dal & methi seeds are not necessary for this recipe. Still paniyaram comes out fluffy and soft.
  • Please add the cooking soda just before you make paniyaram. If you leave the batter for overnight fermentation or 12 hours, soda is not necessary.
  • Tastes the best when served hot !!
Enjoy this easy, yummy leftover rice paniyaram for your dinner or breakfast!! 
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Indian Khana said...

Perfectly done ...looks yum

meena said...

cool,beautiful clicks,perfect shape and crispiness.

Unknown said...

Dear please pass me the paniyaram n chutney....looks so tasty

Sangeetha Nambi said...

Wow ! Perfectly done... Loved the clicks...

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

Super fluffy paniyarams, love to have this now

chef and her kitchen said...

Nice n delicious paniyarams..looks soft n spongy

Prema said...

Wow super tempting paniyaram...

Priya Suresh said...

Prefect,super fluffy paniyarams, love to have those cuties rite now.

Laxmipriya said...

wow.. it is so tempting.. nice clicks.. have made paniyarams with dosa batter.. never tried this way.. nice idea to use left over rice.. :)

Divya Shivaraman said...

What a beautifully cooked paniyaram's...that crisp is on the sides...wonderful presentation

divya said...

Looks so tempting and perfect.. thanks for sharing !!

Unknown said...

Deliciously done Paniyarams!!! looks so spongy and so light and so soft... using left over rice is a good idea!!! also never used soda in paniyaramns...should try next time..
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