Sweet Rava Paniyaram recipe, a deep-fried snack generally made on festive days. And we usually make it along with regular breakfast when we have our guests. These are crunchy on the outside and super soft inside.
This effortless Sweet Rava Paniyaram recipe does not need any condiments. It can be made for evening snacks in no time. Another highlight of this recipe is preparing for the recipe. As the ingredients are super simple, even a kid can do it.
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Paniyaram is one of the authentic, traditional recipes of Tamil Cuisine. Rava Paniyaram is made out of Rava / sooji/semolina. It can be made either in a sweeter or savory version. A best teatime or evening snack.
This paniyarams are made in Karthigai Deepam day. This is one of the items we make on this special festive occasion for offering to God.
This Rava paniyaram recipe is the lifesaver when we have surprise guests, which needs a few minutes to prepare.
Unlike nowadays, our close relatives visit our home quite often. They visit us for many reasons, including but not limited to pilgrimage, touring, family functions, or it can also be just family get-togethers. And this happens not only in our home but in every other Indian home.
In our custom, love and hospitality are measured in terms of a number of dishes made for a particular meal. Hence, in order to respect our guests, we have a rich menu to be served for each meal. For the guest, every single meal will be planned with varieties of dishes like this recipe and with the main dishes and condiments.
For the guest breakfast, my mom usually makes 3-4 main dishes along with their condiments. These types of Sweet Rava Paniyaram will be served along with the main dishes like Idli, Dosa.
This Rava paniyaram recipe is one of the most favorites of my family. This South Indian style snack recipe is also best to serve as a tea time snack. Great filling snack for the children, who returns super hungry after school.
The regular simple breakfast menu for the guest would be Idli, Dosa, Idiyappam, Kesari and a sweet fried paniyaram. And this sweet paniyaram recipe could be the best suitable recipe for the fried sweet dish.
How to Make Sweet Rava Paniyaram Recipe:
Step 1. Preparing
In a mixing bowl, add one cup of Rava, 1 cup of sugar, and 1.5 cups of maida, crushed cardamom, and a pinch of baking soda.
Step 2: Making the batter
Add one cup of water little at a time, to make a thicker paste. Set aside for about 15-20 minutes.
The consistency has to be thick flowing consistency. Hint: Like thicker idli batter.
Step 3: Frying
In medium flame, heat oil in a pan for frying, use the tablespoon to scoop out the batter.
Gently drop batter into the oil to make even sized balls.
Flip them occasionally. Hint: Drop the batter maintaining very little distance between the oil surface and the spoon. The batter will get scrambled everywhere if it gets dropped from the higher distance.
In the medium flame, fry them until it becomes golden brown in color. Strain them and transfer to kitchen towel to remove excess oil.
Serve Rava Paniyaram hot.
Sweet Rava Paniyaram recipe
- 1 cup Rava /sooji/Semolina
- 11/2 cup all purpose flour /maida
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cardamom gently crushed
- ⅛ tsp baking soda
- ¼ cup water
- 2 cup vegetable oil for frying, substitute with the cooking oil you use
- Combine Rava, all purpose flour, sugar, crushed cardamom, and baking powder in a mixing bowl.
- Add the little water at a time to make a thicker batter.
- Set aside for about 15-30 minutes.
- Heat Oil in pan for frying. When the oil becomes hot, scoop the batter with a table spoon.
- And gently drop them into the oil.
- In the medium flame, fry them until it becomes golden brown.
- Strain them and transfer to kitchen towel to remove excess oil.
- Serve Rava Paniyaram hot.
Can I make Rava Paniyaram with the banana?
Yes, it does taste excellent as well. Just add one mashed banana while combining all the ingredients. If needed, reduce the sugar quantity.
Can I use Jaggery?
Yes, you can substitute sugar with jaggery. Palm sugar is also a great substitute for sugar. May also use other sugar substitutes. Substitute the sugar with your preferred sugar and follow the rava paniyaram recipe as is.
Can I make with Wheat flour?
Yes, you may substitute maida/all-purpose flour with wheat flour. But the color and the taste of the paniyaram changes slightly.
Serving Suggestions Sweet Rava Paniyaram recipe:
- Generally, it does not need any accompaniment. But coconut chutney, coriander chutney could be the better option.
- Usually, it is made along with breakfast. It can be the best tea time snack as well.
Tips and Variations:
- Add slices of coconut for crunchiness.
- Adjust the quantity of sugar according to your preference.
- For the savory version, Instead of sugar, try adding chopped onion, green chilies, curry leaves and coriander leaves with some salt.
Tips For Cooking in Non-Indian Kitchen:
The ingredients for this recipe are easily available in the market.
If you wish, cardamom can be replaced with vanilla extract.