Instant Rava Kara Kuzhi Paniyaram | Lunch Box Appe Recipe

This Instant Rava Kara Kuzhi Paniyaram is a life savior to make in the morning for kids lunch box as well as adults. If you are a fan of appe pan recipes, then this Lunch Box Appe Recipe is something you will love. 

Rava Kara Kuzhi Paniyaram

I have blogged several Lunch Box recipes and still there are many mornings when I am at loss as to what to pack for lunch. I prefer to make something that we all in the family can enjoy. Yesterday, I blogged about the Potato Masala Sandwich, that is one of our favorite. I use the same potato filling to make Aloo Paratha as well and so once I have the filling ready, depending on what my kids and husband wants, I can make either of them. 

Kara Kuzhi Paniyaram is one of our other favorite and such a quick recipe to make in the mornings. If you have leftover idli / dosa batter, then it is even simpler and you can make this version of the Kuzhi Paniyaram. If you are a wheat flour lover, then you definitely have to make this Wheat Flour Kara Kuzhi Paniyaram. Today, I have a very similar recipe but made with rava / semolina / sooji. Try this really quick Instant Rava Kara Kuzhi Paniyaram and I am sure everyone will love it.

Instant Rava Kara Kuzhi Paniyaram

My boys especially love to take bite size recipes to school as it is easier for them to eat. That is one of the main reasons, kuzhi paniyaram is very popular in my house. I can add as many vegetables or as less depending on the day. For this Instant Rava Kara Kuzhi Paniyaram, I kept it pretty simple and used just onions. If you like it, you can also use finely grated carrots and finely chopped bell peppers. 

My kids take it school with ketchup on the side and come back saying this is the easiest to lunch and they love it. My husband took this with masoor dal chutney for lunch. I also make sure that I send some yogurt for my kids and my husband likes to take some Masala Chaas

My second post for this month’s BM Theme, Kid’s delight – Lunch Box recipes is this Rava Kara Kuzhi paniyaram. Bhawana of Code2Cook is hosting Srivalli’s Kid’s delight event for this month.

Instant Rava Kara appam

Preparation time – 15 minutes
Cooking time – about 5 minutes per batch
Difficulty level – easy

Ingredients to make Instant Rava Kara Kuzhi Paniyaram – Makes about 25

  • Rava / Sooji / Semolina (fine) – 1 1/4 cup
  • Plain yogurt (preferably sour) – 3/4 cup
  • Water – as needed to make a thick batter
  • Salt – to taste
  • Onion – 1/2 cup (finely chopped)
  • Green chilies – 2 or 3 (finely chopped)
  • Ginger – 1/2 inch piece (finely grated)
  • Oil – 1 TBSP plus more to grease the appe pan
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Chana dal / Kadalai paruppu – 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves – few (optional)

Procedure to make Instant Rava Kara Kuzhi Paniyaram – 

  • In a wide bowl, measure the rava and add the yogurt in it. Use sour yogurt if you have it available as it helps making it more flavorful. 
  • Mix the rava well without any lumps. Now add just enough water to make a thick batter. The batter should be in the consistency of idli batter. Add the salt needed for the batter and mix well. 
  • Keep this batter aside for 10 to 15 minutes, so the rava / semolina could absorb as much as liquid and soften a bit. 
  • In the meantime, heat a pan and add 1 TBSP of oil. 
  • Once the oil heats up, add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, chana dal and fry until the chana dal becomes golden brown. 
  • Now add the chopped onions, green chilies and ginger and let it fry for 3 to 4 minutes or until the onions are slightly soft. Add just enough salt for the onion mixture when cooking as we have already added salt to the rava batter.
  • Once the onion mixture cools down slightly, add it to the rava / semolina batter and mix well. 

Rava Paniyaram

  • Check the consistency of the batter and add more water if needed.
  • Heat the appe pan on medium heat and add a little oil in each of the tiny hole. You can even use a pastry brush and brush the oil evenly.
  • Pour that batter in each hole and cover the pan for the paniyaram / appe to cook evenly.
  • Flip the paniyaram once the bottom starts to become golden brown and flip it over. Let the other side cook for about 30 seconds and then remove them from the pan. 

Rava instant appe

  • Serve it with some spicy chutney or with ketchup. My boys take it to school with ketchup and I packed it with Masoor Dal Chutney for my husband.

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Instant Rava Kara Kuzhi Paniyaram

This Instant Rava Kara Kuzhi Paniyaram is a life savior to make in the morning for kids lunch box as well as adults. If you are a fan of appe pan recipes, then this Lunch Box Appe Recipe is something you will love. 

Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Lunch Box Recipes, Snacks
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Keyword breakfast, kara paniyaram, kids lunch box, kuzhi paniyaram, Lunch Box Recipes, paniyaram, rava paniyaram, savory snacks, snacks
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 25 pieces

Ingredients

  • Rava / Sooji / Semolina fine - 1 1/4 cup
  • Plain yogurt preferably sour - 3/4 cup
  • Water - as needed to make a thick batter
  • Salt - to taste
  • Onion - 1/2 cup finely chopped
  • Green chilies - 2 or 3 finely chopped
  • Ginger - 1/2 inch piece finely grated
  • Oil - 1 TBSP plus more to grease the appe pan
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Chana dal / Kadalai paruppu - 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - few optional

Instructions

  1. In a wide bowl, measure the rava and add the yogurt in it. Use sour yogurt if you have it available as it helps making it more flavorful.
  2. Mix the rava well without any lumps. Now add just enough water to make a thick batter. The batter should be in the consistency of idli batter. Add the salt needed for the batter and mix well.
  3. Keep this batter aside for 10 to 15 minutes, so the rava / semolina could absorb as much as liquid and soften a bit.
  4. In the meantime, heat a pan and add 1 TBSP of oil.
  5. Once the oil heats up, add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, chana dal and fry until the chana dal becomes golden brown.
  6. Now add the chopped onions, green chilies and ginger and let it fry for 3 to 4 minutes or until the onions are slightly soft. Add just enough salt for the onion mixture when cooking as we have already added salt to the rava batter.
  7. Once the onion mixture cools down slightly, add it to the rava / semolina batter and mix well.
  8. Check the consistency of the batter and add more water if needed.
  9. Heat the appe pan on medium heat and add a little oil in each of the tiny hole. You can even use a pastry brush and brush the oil evenly.
  10. Pour that batter in each hole and cover the pan for the paniyaram / appe to cook evenly.
  11. Flip the paniyaram once the bottom starts to become golden brown and flip it over. Let the other side cook for about 30 seconds and then remove them from the pan.
  12. Serve it with some spicy chutney or with ketchup. My boys take it to school with ketchup and I packed it with Masoor Dal Chutney for my husband.

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10 thoughts on “Instant Rava Kara Kuzhi Paniyaram | Lunch Box Appe Recipe

  1. I have somehow never got around making paniyarams. Wondering why ? They look so good and simple to make and obviously make such a fantastic breakfast . Definitely jotting down a menu now and including this healthy breakfast .

  2. A healthy and yummy option for kids lunchbox and the best part is that these are instant. These look so inviting, I will love to have these with some coconut chutney.

  3. I’m in love with this recipe of yours! All of us at home adore kuzhi paniyaram in various forms, and I wonder why I never tried them out with rava before. 😐 Will be making this soon. Bookmarked this post.

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