The recipes i’m going to post now are made with remaining iddli and hopper batter.Even
if the batter is less you can turn it into a serving .
I shall begin with hopper batter ,which was my childhood favourite,and my mom’s
I reminisce the days when we woke up to the floating aroma from the kitchen,and
mom’s touch ( which all experience) on these pancakes with perfection still make me
So let me start with that recipe first…
1. BANANA APPAM / PANCAKES
1 -2 cups left over hopper batter
2-3 bananas mashed
2 tblsp ghee
Jaggery or Sugar to taste
1/2 tsp cardamon powder
Mix all the ingredients into the batter .You can make this in the hopper pan itself or use
pancake griddles to make .Pour a little ghee or oil in the pan you are using.Cook on both
sides and serve.
2. Nutty Jaggery Paniyaram
1 cup hopper batter
1/2 cup nuts of your choice
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1 tsp ghee
Jaggery powder to taste
Ghee or oil for frying
Mix all the ingredients into the batter ,and pour into paniyaram moulds or make
Moving on to Iddli batter
1. SAVOURY VEGETABLE PANIYARAM
1 cup batter
1 carrot grated
1 onion cut fine( spring onions/leeks could be used)
1-2 green chillies cut fine
1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp cummin
1/2 tsp pepper coarsely ground
1 tsp ghee
1 egg (optional)
Oil to fry
Mix all the ingredients into the batter.
Heat the mould,add a tsp of oil in each mould,and pour batter to fill.Once it is cooked on
one side,turn over and cook till golden brown.
Serve with coconut chutney.
This is a quick and easy breakfast.
Suited for lunch boxes and snack time.
2.SPINACH ‘N’ CHEESE PANIYARAM
1 cup iddli batter
Handful of spinach leaves
2 pips garlic
1 tsp cummin seeds
1 small tomato chopped
2-3 green chillies chopped fine
1 onion chopped fine
1 tsp oil or ghee
3-4 tblsp grated cheese.
Oil for frying
First grind the spinach, cummin seeds,garlic to a fine paste and mix in with the rest of
Use the paniyaram mould to make like for savoury paniyaram.
This does not need any chutney or dip to be served with.
Variation: You can add 1/2 cup rawa (sooji,rulang) to 1 cup dosa batter.Add water to
make a thin batter.Add few cut onions and green chillies with coarsely ground pepper
and cummin and make rawa dosas.
Note:I have not added salt in the above recipes.As the batter will have salt,please do
check for salt when you make the savoury ones.