Sweet maida paniyaram is a tasty deep fried, South Indian snack. It has a crispy outside and a soft inside and makes a delectable snack during tea-time. There are so many variations, but this is the most simple and tastiest version. I have used just bananas, flour and some sugar to make it, no extra special ingredients are needed. Also it is so easy to make in just minutes. Valentine's day is nearing and am sure all of us have many plans for this special day; romantic dinners, colorful cakes, lip-smacking milkshakes, sumptuous desserts and delectable sweets are waiting ahead for sure in every homes. But all those special recipes are somewhat western right? so how about an authentic South Indian paniyaram for valentine's day? Wonder how it will fit the theme anyway? It does fit when it has a heart shape, agree? that is what I have posted about. I have discussed bout both ordinary paniyaram and heart shaped paniyaram today. Try them for your loved ones and make it a special day. Not only a spouse or a lover is to be adored, loved and treated with affection on this day, your kids, family and friends also deserve appreciation and recognition on this particular day, so make it for all who care for you and share this special day with them too. Am sure you will definitely fall in love with these cute shaped, flawless paniyarams. Do check out the recipe, it is so easy to make also no extra efforts needed just a few minutes extra and some cookie cutters will give you the valentine special paniyarams.
INGREDIENTSMakes 10 to 15 paniyarams
Total Preparation Time - 20 to 30 minutes
- Maida / All purpose flour - 1 cup (75 grams)
- Sugar - 5 to 6 spoons (40 grams)
- Banana - 1 small banana
- Water - 100 ml (or) as required
- Oil - For deep frying
Extras you may need
- To make the batter, take a bowl add maida, sugar, banana and mix well with your fingers first. (Mash the banana well with your fingers)
- Then add water little by little and mix well until it it becomes a smooth batter and has the consistency of dosa batter. See that it is not too runny nor very thick.
- Keep this batter aside for 10 to 15 minutes.
- After 15 minutes take the batter and mix well with a ladle for 2 minutes. This will help the sugar to get evenly mixed with the batter.
- Now place a frying pan on flame and pour oil into it. Check the oil to see if it is ready for frying the paniyarams, for this drop a small piece of batter into the oil, if it settles in the bottom it shows that the oil is not ready. If it comes up immediately it means the oil is ready, if the batter comes up and browns immediately it shows that the oil is too hot.
- After the oil heats up scoop a spoon full of batter and pour it into the oil gently.
- Then after the batter puffs up, slowly turn sides and wait until it turns brown on both sides.
- Once it browns up remove from flame and place on a tissue paper to absorb excess oil.
Heart shaped paniyarams:
- To prepare heart shaped paniyarams, place a heart shaped cookie cutter in hot oil and then pour a spoon full of the prepared batter into the cookie cutter. Pour until the cookie cutter is filled up.
- Then after few minutes flip the cookie cutter gently and leave undisturbed for a minute.
- Then remove the cutter from flame and place on a plate. After it cools down, slide a knife into the sides of the cutter and slowly push the paniyaram using your fingers. It will slide out very beautifully.
- Now take these shaped paniyarams and fry again in hot oil, turn sides and wait until it browns evenly. Fry on a low flame so that the paniyarams gets cooked evenly.
- When done remove from flame and place on a tissue paper to absorb excess oil. Then serve.
TIP 1: If you want bigger paniyarams use a big ladle to pour the batter into oil. I used a spoon and made smaller ones because it gets cooked quick and evenly.
TIP 2: You can also add some rava/sooji to the batter to make it more crispier.
TIP 3: You can also make the same with wheat flour, but it will be more dense than he maida paniyarams.
TIP 4: I have added moderate amount of sugar only, if you want the paniyarams to be more sweeter add more sugar. You can taste the batter to check sweetness.
TIP 5: You can use different shaped cookie cutters, but do not use plastics. I have used a clover shaped cutter too you can see the pic.
TIP 6: To get perfect shaped hearts, be patient and pour batter till the rim of the cookie cutter.
TIP 6: To get perfect shaped hearts, be patient and pour batter till the rim of the cookie cutter.
Super delicious, crispy and soft paniyarams are ready!! Serve as snack!! Serve those heart shaped paniyarams for your loved ones on valentine's day!!
Sending this recipe to Priya's event!
And to Nivedham's Sowmya's Autnentic Indian sweets event
OMG! wonderful write up dear. Your guests are too pretty and you are too kindhearted host dear. Lovely paniyaram, toothsome and lucious. Like that broken heart picture......so cute dear.ReplyDelete
cute little hearts divya..................ReplyDelete
loved the cuties.my mom used to prepare as snacks when we were kids.ReplyDelete
u r smthign divyReplyDelete
even ants come to ur feast
looks good fm here
rompa super divyaReplyDelete
Beautiful paniyaram, my favorite and love the heart shaped cutties :) just like u... :PReplyDelete
OMG these are so cute love the heart shape. Very innovative. Thanks for sharing such an awesome idea perfect for valentines day breakfast.ReplyDelete
romba porumai divya!!!! Looks very cute!!!!ReplyDelete
Wow, the cookie cutter idea is too good, beautiful paniyarams..ReplyDelete
Love the heart shaped paniyarams..thnks for the idea..ReplyDelete
So cute and they look perfectly done...ReplyDelete
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OMG! wonderful post dear. ur picsa just stolen m heart dear. Lovely paniyaram n liked that broken heart picture..so cute dear.ReplyDelete
So romantic.....lovely paniyarams...ReplyDelete
lovely heart paniyaram..ReplyDelete
cute little heart :) lovely presentation..ReplyDelete
Cute..!! My Favt..!!!ReplyDelete
Nice Idea!! giving a twist to traditional food...It really good to see your 'guests' too..ReplyDelete
my heart miss a beat after seeing ur pic.. so nice and temptedReplyDelete
Nice clicks..my all time favorite..ReplyDelete
AHHHHHHHHHHHH so cute Divya perfect for valentine day. Ur little guest were so cute too.lovely clickReplyDelete
cute hearts for cute loving people. perfect for any day let alone V day. nice clicks too.ReplyDelete
Love the heart shaped paniyaram,thxs for sharing this idea!!ReplyDelete
Very creative,lov the heart shaped clicks,yummmmReplyDelete
Cute valentine treat dear..looks fabulous & delicious!!loved the click with toothpick:)ReplyDelete
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so cute Divya..i love heart shape paniyaram..especially with ants on paniyaram.ReplyDelete
love the idea!!! very innovative!!! heart shaped paniyarams..... bookmarking!!!ReplyDelete
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Loved the heart shaped ones. Paniyarams are my favorite. will try soon..ReplyDelete
Awesome idea...You rock gal...I loved it..ReplyDelete
Great snack,cute and yummyReplyDelete
Wow ! One of my favorite...I was wondering how you got those lovely heart shapes..thanks for sharing..btw are your guests having the 'broken heart'?ReplyDelete
Thabks dear :) No I ate the broken heart piece ;) ants are eating the pinch of paniyaram I served for them :)Delete
Cute paniyaram,looks yumm..ReplyDelete
wowwwww really awesome post divs :) Your guests are very cute and are so nice to them :) love all the clicks dear :)ReplyDelete
Sweet paniyarams tempts me a lot,that too heart shaped paniyarams looks damn cute.ReplyDelete
Thanks for sending to me Divya.
Wow. cute paniyarams.Vday will become more special, if making this:)ReplyDelete
Admire ur love and care for ants too.
Awesome paniyaram with heart shape.ReplyDelete
wow..they look so good & delicious!!ReplyDelete
Wonderful idea, Divya.. Paniyarams looks so cute.. Love all the clicks, especially your guests enjoying the feast.. Perfect for valentine's day..ReplyDelete
Delicious and mouthwatering paniyarams.ReplyDelete
Yum Yum .............Wish I was in your guest list too :-) LOLReplyDelete
wow...dear, u r so creative...we too make this paniyaram for all feasts n festival...thats a wonderful idea of making this maida paniyaram for valentines day feast, i think unnala mattum dhaan yosikka mudiyumnu, ithula enna Hit na heart paniyaram saapida vantha guest dhaan :)ReplyDelete
btw awesome pics...love it !!
Thank you so much Sangee akka for all the appreciations :)Delete
yummy and temptingReplyDelete
Paniyaram looks great with superb idea on heart shaped.ReplyDelete
Love this paniyaram dear...in Malaysia we add more bananas...will try this...awesome clicks...ReplyDelete
so cute n yummy paniyaram!!!ReplyDelete
Really an awesome innovative idea Dear for the shapes... So cute hearts. Exactly match for Valentine... Nice presentation and pictures... Just Lovely.cannot stop to write...ReplyDelete
nice clicks Divya! you are too kind dear. After all, pity is the first thing we all need to have towards other living beings. paniyaram looks delicious and perfectly doneReplyDelete
lovely shapes looks wonderfulReplyDelete
Paniyaram looks so good and the shaped one are so cuteReplyDelete
Such cute shapes, that looks awesome! Simply lovely!ReplyDelete
my mom makes this everytime she has overriped bananas but then this is a very creative idea of doing... the pictures are mindblowing as usual... :)ReplyDelete
very very cute idea Divya... such an innovative thought .....ReplyDelete
very very cute and a great idea for heart shape :) u have an awesome spaceReplyDelete
Wow.. Very creative Divya. Lovely post & clicks as usual :-)ReplyDelete
You just took paniyaram to another level...yummy and beautiful paniyarams :)ReplyDelete
Such a good idea! Very cute looking :)ReplyDelete
Paniyaramm looks so soft and cute. Your guest is also very cute. Heart shaped paniyaram looks so beautiful and romantic.ReplyDelete
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These are so beautiful! I'm wondering if there's anyway to make them ahead of time? Will they hold?ReplyDelete
Thanks Kelli... These stay good for 2 days at room temperature, but it tastes the best when its fresh :)ReplyDelete
Thank you! I was thinking of making the little hearts for my bf, but would probably make them up until the point where you fry them after taking them from the moulds and then would fry them at his house for dessert!Delete
Romantic post Divya! Loved the idea of cookie cutters! Say 'hi' to your lil guests! :)ReplyDelete
Very nice idea...first time here...loved your recipes..Glad to follow youReplyDelete