- 1 tbsp coconut -chopped finely
- 2 green cardamoms - powdered
- 1 small banana
- 1¼ cup jaggery - powdered or grated
- ¼ tsp fenugreek seeds
- 1 tbsp white lentils
- 1 cup raw rice
- ghee ( 2 tbsp per paniyaram pan partition)
How to make Sweet Paniyaram Recipe
You could also use leftover idly batter in this sweet paniyaram recipe. Add some water to the fermented batter if it is too thick.
Our sweet paniyaram recipe relies on lentils for its incredible flavor. Did you know that Aristophanes, the Greek playwright said lentil soup was the “sweetest of delicacies”? In fact, lentils have been used for quite a number of centuries now. They have even been found in Egyptian tombs that are nearly 4400 years old!
Marie Leszczynska, the wife of King Louis XV, popularized lentils among the members of the royal family in the 18th century so much so that they came to be called “the queen’s lentils”!
Interestingly enough, the word “lens” derives its origins from the Latin word for lentils!