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Vellai paniyaram recipe

Chettinad special vella paniyaram which is rice and lentils batter deep-fried.
Cook Time20 mins
soaking time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Tamilnadu cuisine
Keyword: chettinad cuisine, chettinad recipes, south indian breakfast recipes
Servings: 3 people
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 1 cup raw rice
  • 1/4 cup urad dal
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/4 cup water - more/less as needed
  • oil - for deep frying


  • wash and soak the rice and urad dal in water for 3-4 hours.
  • after 4 hours, drain the water, add salt and grind it to a smooth batter.
  • Further, add sugar and water and mix well to make it thin like little more than the dosa batter consistency.
  • heat oil in a kadai until medium-hot.
  • pour a ladleful batter into the oil and once it rises up, turn side and cook both sides.
  • take out before it browns. strain the excess oil and serve hot!