Ragi Paniyaram Sweet & Savoury

Prep: 15-20 minutes (Fermented) | Cook: 10-12 minutes | Servings: 4


For Savoury

1 cup red rice

½ cup whole ragi

2 tbsps urad dal

1 green chilli, chopped

1 red chilli, chopped

1 tbsp ginger, chopped

1 small onion, fine chopped

2 tbsp carrot, fine chopped

100 gms processed cheese, cut in cubes

Salt to taste

1-2 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped

Ghee, for greasing

For Garnish

Coriander leaves, chopped

For Sweet

½ cup jaggery

Honey to drizzle


  • Soak red rice, whole ragi and urad dal together for 4 hours.
  • Blend them into a smooth paste.
  • Allow the prepared batter to ferment over-night.
  • Add the batter into two different bowls, dividing in equal portions.
  • In one bowl, add green chillies, red chillies, ginger, onion and carrot, mix well.
  • In the other bowl, add jaggery and mix well.
  • Grease the paniyaram pan with ghee using a brush.
  • In one half of the pan, pour the savory batter and insert a cheese cube inside each. Pour some more batter to cover the cheese cubes.
  • Pour the sweet batter in the other half of the pan.
  • Cover the paniyaram pan with a lid and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Open the lid and turn over the paniyarams. Cover with lid again and cook for another 3-4 minutes.
  • De-mould and serve savoury paniyaram with green chutney and sweet paniyaram with honey.