Monday, May 28, 2012

Instant Oats Gunta Ponganaalu / Paniyarams

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As the long weekend is here, I got some time to relax and enjoy at my mom's house. With my sis also coming over, the kids are enjoying with their pinni and babai! So now I get some time to really breathe, after a hectic last week. Having different kind of breakfasts every morning and then enjoying Mom's cooking too!
Then again comes Monday...well this time its going to be Tuesday and time to fall back into routine of everyday chores and being a driver for the kids. Soon my In-laws will be here and also school vacation is going to start in less than 3 weeks, everything is going to go out of schedule! Late mornings to late bedtimes too! Well lets see what will happen then!

One of the easy and fun breakfast are gunta ponganaalu. Its probably because of the shape and also just like dosas or idlis, they are very easy to make and also very versatile with the flavors you put into it.

All you need is an aebelskiver pan or a gunta ponganaalu pan which is easy available in an Indian grocery store here in US. These are also called appam and a sweet version can also be made. 

But for the breakfast, here is a savory one using instant oats as the key ingredient, which gives lots or fiber and is also light as using this pan, gives us a chance to use very less oil, making it also guilt free.


1 1/2 cup quick cooking oats
1/2 cup rice flour
1/2 tsp ENO fruit salt
salt to taste
1/4 tsp jeera
1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
1/2 tbsp chopped curry leaves
1/2 onion chopped
1 green chilli, chopped
enough water to make into batter


Mix all the ingredients together with a whisk so that no lumps are formed.
Heat the gunta ponganaalu pan or the paniyaram pan.
Put a drop of oil in each of the holes.
Pour the batter to fill the holes.
Let it cook for 2 minutes, until it browns the bottom side.
Slowly flip over and let it brown on the other side too.
Serve hot with chutney or even sambar.

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  1. Delicious ones..lovely twist with oats,Smitha..
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  2. Looks soo yummy smitha. Very good idea. Creative. Should try this

  3. Healthy and deliciously wholesome paniyarams.


  4. Perfectly crisp and delicious looking ponganalu. I'm sure my son would love these. Interesting use of oats.

  5. healthy paniyarams looks so yummy n tempting...nice clicks Smitha!
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  6. Awesome idea! especially when we are out of dose batter.

  7. Beautiful pictures Smitha..I love these..

  8. healthy paniyaram.. glad to follow u.. do visit by mine sometime..

  9. What a healthy panyaram. Oats in panyaram is a great twist.

  10. Healthy and lovely paniyarams, loved this instant version.

  11. Healthy and delicious breakfast recipe...nice clicks.

  12. I tried them once and was not happy with the result. Now I am tempted to try again after seeing your plump ponganalu. :)


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