Chettnadu Vellai Paniyaram

Today it is another authentic dish from chettinad cuisine. Vellai appam is a very healthy and tasty dish which can be had both for breakfast or dinner. Paniyaram tastes heavenly when paired with chutney and Milagai podi .
Raw rice
Par boiled rice
1 cup
Fenugreek seeds
1/4 tsp
Black gram dal
1/2 cup
Green chillies
3 tbsp
 To taste
for shallow frying

·       Soak both types of  rice and fenugreek  for 3-4 hours
·       Soak urad dal separately for 3 hrs
·       Grind each one separately into a soft batter, mix together evenly, mix in the salt and allow it to ferment for 10-12 hours or overnight
·       Heat Kuzhipaniyaram pan, pour oil into each depression 
·       When the oil heats up sufficiently hot, pour spoonful of the prepared batter into each kuzhi or depression, close it with the lid  or a plate. Cook in low flame for 1 minute
·       Now flip each paniyaram on the other side and let it cook till it gets a golden brown colour

·       Serve warm with a chutney of your choice and idli milagai podi

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