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Stuffed Kuzhi Paniyaram / Stuffed Rice Doughnut

Usually I will make Kuzhipaniyaram in a simple way. I got this recipe from my friend Sowmiya and I tried this recently. This simple twist makes the Kuzhi Paniyaram more tasty. Since it has potato stuffing, it will be very good with coconut chutney.

Time of Preparation : 30 minutes
Spice level : 3


  • Idly Batter – As required
  • Oil – 1/4 cup
  • Green chillies – 1 (finely chopped)
  • Onions – 1/4 cup (finely chopped)
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  • Potatoes – 2 (boiled and peeled)
  • Red chilli powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin powder – 1/2 tsp
  • Ginger – 1/2 tsp (grated)
  • Salt – to taste
  • Coriander leaves – 2 tsp (finely chopped)

Method of Preparation:

  1. Heat 1tsp of oil in a pan and add the cumin seeds.
  2. When they splutter, add the green chillies followed by the chopped onions and grated ginger.
  3. Add little salt and fry till the onions become translucent.
  4. Crush the boiled potatoes and add them.
  5. Now add the red chilli powder, cumin powder and salt if needed.
  6. Add 2 more tsp of oil if needed.
  7. Mix it well and cover it with a lid for 5 minutes.
  8. Fry till the raw smell goes and finally add the coriander leaves.
  9. The stuffing is ready.
  10. Now heat the kuzhi paniyaram pan in medium heat and add very little oil in each hole.
  11. Add the Idly Batter till the 1/4th of the hole.
  12. Now keep the potato stuffing on the top of it.
  13. Now add the Idly Batter on the top (it should just slightly cover).
  14. Repeat this for all the holes and cover it with a lid for 3 minutes.
  15. Turn the paniyaram to the other side and let it cook for another 5 minutes.
  16. Remove it from the pan when both the sides turn golden brown.
  17. Serve hot with coconut chutney.


  • We can use whatever stuffing we want and we can give variation by adding any masala powder.
  • Cook the paniyaram in medium flame so that it will be cooked inside.


  1. Stuffed Kuzhi paniyarm looks delicious.

  2. Interesting recipe.. looks delicious !!

  3. love the stuffing, i love it

  4. Mmmmm these look like they are super addictive.