It is one pan called in different names! You might have seen this Kuzhi Paniyaram or Appe Pan used by your mother or grandmother in the kitchen for making breakfast. The Paniyaram pan will become your favourite utensil in the kitchen once you start using them in your everyday cooking.
It is interesting to see how this pan is called differently in different places like Appam-patra Pan, Paddu Pan, Unniappam Pan, Aebleskiver Pan, Puff Pancake Pan and Paniyaram Pan. It is wonderful to know that one pan can be used to make different kinds of dishes right from savoury, sweet, crunchy, soft, moist and even sometimes stuffed as well.
Our most favourite South Indian dishes that we all know is the Paniyaram or Paddus. These are savoury little rice pancakes served during breakfast with a spicy coconut chutney by the side. They are crispy on the outside and moist inside. These are best to be eaten hot hot when they are prepared fresh. The next most loved recipe is Unniyappam, which is nothing but a sweet version made using jaggery, ripened banana and Maida. These are mainly served as a snack with a hot cup of tea in Kerala.
There are different ways you can substitute them for, like:
- For Fried Dishes : It is a best and healthy option to use this pan to get a crispy texture compared to deep frying them in oil. All you need is a teaspoon of oil to fry any fritter, pakoda or bajji.
- For Kofta Curries & Pakoda Kadhi : The mixture of the koftas or Pakoras can be fried using these paniyaram pan and still gives a nice crunchy texture that can be soaked well in the curry.
- For Making Sweet Dishes : Most of the sweet dishes are either fried in deep ghee to give it a rich texture. But you can these kuzhi paniyaram pan also to get the same texture and flavour that you are looking for. Dishes like Unniyappam, Chettinad Sweet Paniyaram.
Indian Recipes Using Paniyaram Pan
Continental Recipes Using Paniyaram Pan