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Vegetable Paniyaram

Mixed Vegetable Ponganalu

Mixed vegetable paniyaram aka ponganalu are a quick and easy to make breakfast/ snack dish made with leftover idli batter. Serve with your favorite chutney for a delicious treat.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: andhra, Indian, south indian, tamil
Servings: 4 serving


  • cups Idli or Dosa Batter
  • 3 tbsps Green beans, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsps Green Pepper, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsps Carrot, grated
  • 1 Small Onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Green chilies, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger, finely grated
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsps Cilantro, finely chopped
  • To taste Salt


  • 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.
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