Forget Street Momos. Try These Delicious Apple And Banana Dumplings Instead

20/08/2015 4:05 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
Saransh Goila

Something certainly feels wrong about junking the last bit of dosa batter that won't produce a full dosa after a good meal. That is why you should turn it into a sweet dumpling!

Chef Saransh Goila has come up with apple and banana flavoured paniyaram (crispy dumplings made from leftover dosa or idli batter), that can be made sweet or savoury. "And if you cannot get a special paniyaram pan, just make these in an oven with a tray that has interesting shapes," he says.

This particular recipe serves four and is super easy to make. What's more, they make a healthy substitute to street momos with dubious meat ingredients.


½ cup finely chopped Banana

½ cup grated Apple

½ teaspoon Cinnamon powder

1 tablespoon chopped Mint

1 ½ tablespoon Honey

2 cups Dosa batter (readymade)

½ teaspoon Cardamom powder

1 tablespoon chopped walnuts

1 tablespoon Jaggery (chopped in small pieces)


Make 2 different stuffings for Paniyarams, one from banana and another from apple.

For apple, mix grated apple with cinnamon, mint and jaggery.

For banana, Mix chopped banana with walnuts, cardamom powder, mint and ½ tablespoon honey.

Heat an appa kadai or Paniyaram pan (a special pan used for this dish to give it that shape.)

Add a teaspoon of banana and apple filling in different sections of the kadai. Now top these up with a spoon of dosa batter. Soon it will start to cook and swell up. Once it swells up, quickly toss the paniyaram on the other side so that both sides cook evenly. When they come out of the pan, coat these hot paniyarams with a little honey and serve hot.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes

Check out other vegetarian recipes here: Start with a scrumptious Spaghetti Moilee that's a perfect mix of Malayali and Italian cuisine.

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