Paniyaram pan is also known as Appe pan in some demographics. However, it is widely used in South Indian cuisine. Traditionally, it is used to make Paniyarams. Recently I tried many of my favorite deep fried snack in the Paniyaram pan. The snacks turned out great just like the deep fried ones. The best part about cooking in the Paniyaram pan is, with only few amount of oil the snacks turned yummy.
1. Masala Omelette
Masala omelet is a soft, fluffy and flavorful omelet with spices. It is easy and simple to make in just a few minutes in the appe pan. You can serve masala omelet as a snack or appetizer or a side dish with any rice varieties.
Check out the recipe masala omelet.
Falafel is a crunchy deep fried Mediterranean dish with chickpeas, garlic and fresh herbs. You can make a healthier version of falafel in the paniyaram pan without deep frying. Enjoy the healthy and tasty falafel without indulging the fat from oil.
Check out the recipe for falafel.
3. Aloo Bonda (Batata Vada)
Aloo bonda is a popular Indian snack, mashed potato balls dipped in the chickpea flour batter and deep fried. You can make guilt-free aloo bondas using the paniyaram pan.
Check out the recipe for aloo bonda.
4. Sweet Banana Paniyaram
Sweet banana paniyaram is a classic South Indian sweet dish with overripe banana, wheat flour, and coconut. It is an excellent snack for the kids. This sweet, soft and spongy paniyarams are easy and simple to make in just a few minutes.
Check out the recipe for sweet banana paniyaram.
5. Kuzhi Paniyaram (Guntu Ponganalu)
Guntu ponganalu is a savory paniyaram recipe with leftover idli batter. Sour idli batte flavored with chopped onion, green chiles, coriander leaves and cooked in the paniyaram pan. You can serve guntu ponganalu as a snack or breakfast.
Check out the recipe for kuzhi paniyaram.
6. Egg Bonda
Egg bonda is a delicious deep fried snack with boiled egg and chickpea flour batter. Make this protein-packed egg bonda healthy without deep frying using the paniyaram pan. You can serve egg bonda as a snack or appetizer.
Check out the recipe for egg bonda using paniyaram pan.
Baati is a popular Rajasthani dish with wheat flour, sooji, and ghee. Traditionally, it is baked in a tandoori oven. I tried cooking baatis in the paniyaram pan over a low heat and turned yummy just like the baked ones.
Check out the recipe for baati.
8. Medu Vada
Medu vada is a deep fried snack with urad dal. Enjoy the guilt-free and tasty medu vadas using the Paniyaram pan
Check out the recipe for medu vada.
9. Instant and Healthy Oats Paniyaram
Oats Paniyaram is a healthy and instant Paniyaram recipe with oats. Kids would love these tasty oats Paniyaram.
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Unniappam is a delicious sweet with banana, rice flour, jaggery, and ghee. You can serve unniappam as a snack or dessert. Kids would love this sweet and crispy ghee flavored unniappams.
Check out the recipe for unniappam.