Paal Paniyaram recipe / How to make Paal Paniyaram at home / Sweet Paniyaram / Milk Paniyaram


Paal paniyaram is a simple comfort sweet dish of chettinad. These are nothing but, small white balls are soaked in sweetened fresh coconut milk flavoured with cardamom. It’s totally a mouth drooling dish. Traditionally no nuts or saffron are used.

Paal paniyaram / Rice buns in milk

Paal paniyaram / Rice buns in milk


  • Raw rice – ½ cup
  • Blackgram / Whole urad dal – ½ cup
  • Milk (Boiled and cooled) – 1/3 cup
  • Coconut Milk – 1 cup
  • Cardamom powder – ¼ tsp
  • Sugar – 1/8 cup
  • Salt –  a pinch
  • Oil – for deep frying


  • Soak rice and dal separately in water for about 2 hrs.
  • Grind it to a fine paste by sprinkling water. Add salt and mix both the batter together.
  • The batter should be thick and fluffy.
  • Heat oil in kadai, drop the batter in a small spoon.
  • It will puff well then turn the sides and cook till its golden brown.
  • Drain it in a tissue paper and keep aside.
  • In a bowl, Add coconut milk, milk, cardamom powder, sugar and mix well.
  • Drop the paniyarams into the prepared milk, let it soak for half an hour.

Serve it with coconut milk in small bowls.


6 responses »

  1. In the ingredients it says, boiled and cooled – 1/3 cup. Is this only for milk? what about the coconut milk?

  2. Thanks for your prompt response. If we take 1/3 cup of milk, what is the measurement for coconut milk? You didn’t mention anything about coconut milk under ingredients.

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