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Maize / Makka Cholam Paniyaram

This chola paniyaram tops among all, since it gives a spongy texture when cooked and served hot.
Prep Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr
Cuisine Tamil
Servings 3 people


  • Maize / Makka cholam 3 cup
  • idly rice 1 cup
  • urad dal 1 cup
  • onion 2 no.
  • coriander leaves 1/4 cup
  • curry leaves 10 no.
  • salt to taste
  • oil 10 tsp
  • mustard 1/2 tsp
  • broken urad dal 1/4 tsp
  • bengal gram 1/4 tsp


  • soak the maize / makka cholam and idly rice for four hours
  • grind it by adding soaked urad dal and make as a batter and allow to get fermented
  • finely chop the onion
  • in a pan heat the oil and temper the mustard, broken urad dal and bengal gram
  • add onion and saute it until it turn into brown
  • transfer the onion into maize batter and add finely chopped curry leaves and coriander leaves
  • mix well
  • heat the oil in the paniyaram pan
  • pour the batter and allow to cook in one side
  • once it get cooked in one side then turn it and allow to cook other side
  • now maize paniyaram is ready. serve with chutney
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