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Maida Sweet Paniyaram

Easy sweet made in maida flour

Recipe by christy gerald of Dubai, AE

An ideal substitute for Chettinad Sweet Kuzhi Paniyaram and very easy to do(can be done in less than 15 mins time) and tasty to eat.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 2 cups Maida flour
    • 1 cup fresh coconut milk
    • 1 tsp cardamom powder
    • 3/4 cup sugar
    • 1 tbsp ghee roasted semolina(suji)
    • a pinch of salt
    • few drops vanilla essence
    • 1/2 cup refined oil with 2 tsp ghee


    1. Mix coconut milk with sugar and cardamom powder.
    2. Then add maida flour,ghee roasted semolina,a pinch of salt and vanilla essence and mix these together to a fine dough and shape this into round balls.
    3. Heat oil with ghee and shallow fry the sweet balls till light brown on both sides.
    4. Serve this hot as a teatime snack.


    Lydia Veigas

    Thanks alot Christy, this should really help me. I appreciate your prompt reply. Thanks again.

    christy gerald

    christy gerald

    Hi Lydia!.2 Cups maida flour is more than 300gms-I shud say.1 cup coconut milk is 200ml.U can include the baking powder (1/2 tsp or 3/4 tsp)to puff this paniyaram.The dough shud be thick and soft- like for parathas(if needed add 1 or 2 tbsp maida flour more).This sweet will be best done with kuzhipaniyaram kadai (greasing each shallow-hole with 1 tsp oil) or deep-fry this with 350 ml oil in a shallow kadai(so that the maida balls when added to the oil,they shud not touch the bottom of the kadai.If done with less oil,u must turn the maida balls once (allow it get fried for 25 secs) ie.15 secs after adding it to the oil so that the otherside shud not stick to the bottom (ie. all sides fried a little after being put into the oil by turning the balls quickly)and then do the normal deep-frying.The dough shud be made into balls(little hollow inside) like u do for paratha - stuffing the dough in-between fingers.Hope this helps u.

    Lydia Veigas

    Hi christy, I tried your sweet paniyaram recipe, sorry it did not come out well. The dough was sticky and not stiff to make balls as you mentioned. I tried shallow frying but it was hard. So I deep fried the rest but still it turned out hard. should I mix some baking powder to the dough? I am sorry, but can you tell me what went wrong. I did exactly as you mentioned. The picture looks really yummy! Thanks.