Chettinad Muttai Paniyaram Recipe

High protein breakfast made with dosa batter mixed in egg and sauteed onion that is fried in a kuzhi paniyaram pan till crispy.

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Chettinad Muttai Paniyaram Recipe
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Chettinad Muttai Paniyaram Recipe is a traditional dish famous in the region of Tamil Nadu. It is a variation made  from a rice batter filled in with High protein egg and some extra spice to kick start your Breakfast in a healthy way. The Paniyaram Is usually made in a Paniyaram pan by using less of oil and shallow frying till it becomes crispy from outside, soft and gooey inside. 

Serve the Chettinad Muttai Paniyaram along with Tea Time snack.

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Cuisine: Tamil Nadu
Course: South Indian Breakfast
Diet: Eggetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

30 M

Total in

40 M


4 Servings


  • 3 cups Idli Dosa Batter
  • 2 Whole Eggs
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 2 Green Chilli , chopped
  • 2 sprig Curry leaves , finely chopped
  • 2 sprigs Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
  • 2 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • 2 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
  • 2 tablespoon Red Chilli powder
  • 2 teaspoon Black pepper powder
  • 1/4 cup Fresh coconut , grated
  • Salt , to taste
  • Sunflower Oil , for cooking

How to make Chettinad Muttai Paniyaram Recipe

  1. To begin making Chettinad Muttai Paniyaram Recipe prep all the ingredients first. Heat a Kadai with some oil, add mustard seeds and asafoetida and let it splutter for few seconds.

  2. Then add curry leaves, onions , ginger, garlic and green chillies. Saute for few minutes till the onions become translucent and brown.

  3. Add in the spice powders like turmeric, red chilli, cumin and pepper powder, adjust the seasoning by adding salt according to your taste. Give it a stir and let spice get cooked. Finally, add the grated coconut.

  4. In a small mixing bowl, break in the two egg and beat it till it fluffs up little. Pour egg into the dosa batter and also the sauteed onion mixture. Add some chopped coriander leaves and check for seasonings at the end. Mix the batter properly till all the spice and egg is mixed evenly into the batter.

  5. Mix the batter properly till all the spice and egg is mixed evenly into the batter.

  6. Heat the Paniyaram pan on a medium heat, add a teaspoon of oil into each cups. Use a tablespoon to drop the dosa batter into each cups. Fill in till the brim.

  7. Cover and let it cook for 5 minutes on each side and flip over. You can add oil if required while cooking.

  8. Serve the Chettinad Muttai Paniyaram along with Tea Time snack.

Last Modified On Wednesday, 03 May 2017 09:48
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