BM# 68-Cooking Carnival: Day 10
Theme of Week 3: Vegetables in Snacks
Dish: Mixed Vegetable Ponganalu
We are starting 3rd week of Cooking Carnival today and I chose another very broad category, Vegetables, as my theme. To make it a little more interesting, I’m going to post Snacks that are made with vegetables or that include vegetables under this theme. First up are these ponganalu/ paniyaram with vegetables.
Paniyaram/ Ponganalu are usually made with either dosa or idli batter and are flavored with cumin seeds, onions, ginger etc. I saw this vegetable paniyaram recipe on one of the Telugu cooking show and it seemed like a great way to add veggies to diet.
You can use either idli batter or dosa batter to make these paniyaram. I used some leftover idli batter in this recipe. If you are concerned that the veggies won’t soften after cooking, then make sure to chop them very fine. Serve these for breakfast or snack with your favorite chutney.
Combine all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix well. Set aside for 15~20 minutes.
Heat ponganalu/ paniyaram/aebleskiver pan on medium heat. Once the pan is hot enough, pour about ½tsp oil or ghee in each cavity.
Pour about 1~2tbsp of the batter in each, cover the pan and cook till the bottom of the paniyaram turn golden brown, 2~3 minutes. Gently flip each paniyaram and cook on the other side until golden, about 2 minutes. Drizzle in a little more oil of ghee if desired while cooking.
Remove from the pan and serve hot with your favorite chutney.