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Maida sweet paniyaram | navaratri recipes

by Jeyashri suresh
Maida-rava sweet paniyaram is a highly addictive sweet recipe and quite easy to make too. I had tasted this in a friend’s place 2 years back  during navaratri. I suddenly remembered of that and tried this at home. It turned out super awesome and it is quite addictive sweet too. A tasty and different sweet recipe to try for navaratri. Definitely this sweet paniayaram will be a super hit among your guests too. Check out my  other Navaratri recipes


Maida sweet paniyaram

  Preparation Time : 10 + Soaking time 30  mins |   Cooking Time : 20 Mins |   Yields: 12

    Rava| Sooji  1/4 cup
    Maida | all purpose flour  1/2 cup
    Sugar     4 tblsp
    Baking Soda  a pinch
    Cardamon powder  a pinch 
    Oil   for deep frying  


  • Soak rava in little water for 30 minutes.There should not be any water floating on the top. If so, drain it.
  • After that add the maida , sugar and the baking soda to this.
rava add-sugar-maida
  • Add little water to this and mix it to a idli batter consistency. Ensure not to add more water. Just slowly add water.
  • The batter should be in dropping consistency.
mix-well Batter-ready
  • Add cardamom powder and mix well. Heat oil for deep frying.
Add elachi Batter
  • When the oil is hot add the batter with a spoon.Cook in a medium flame on both sides till golden brown.
fry deep-fry
  • Drain it in a kitchen towel. Repeat this for the rest of the batter.


  • The paniyarams were very crispy outside and very soft inside.


  • The sweet level was perfect, if you want more sweet add 1-2 tblsp extra sugar.
  • Do not add more water, let it be like a vada batter.
  • Always fry in a medium low flame.
  • If it is more watery, it will disintegrate after putting in oil.
  • You can add little maida if it turns watery.
  • You can add a small banana to the batter to make it more softer.
  • Do not add more baking soda than the quantity mentioned.

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Ramya Venkateswaran September 23, 2014 - 3:43 am

Looks fantastic

Kurinji September 23, 2014 - 7:12 am

looks delicious...

Rafeeda AR September 23, 2014 - 8:15 am

we also make this when we crave for something for chai but don't want anything elaborate... looks so yum...

Kaveri Venkatesh September 23, 2014 - 9:46 am

Very easy and delicious snack..

Saratha September 23, 2014 - 2:39 pm

Paniyaram looks delicious and tempting.

padma ramesh September 24, 2014 - 8:08 am

paniyaram looks yummy and very simple sweet

shiga selvam February 3, 2015 - 12:56 am

Instead of deep frying shall v pour batter in paniyaram pan....

jeyashri suresh February 4, 2015 - 1:45 pm

You can do it, but let the batter be little thick, also it will take more time to cook

sunny September 11, 2018 - 10:54 pm

Can you make this a couple of days before the event? Will it stay good and soft? Can we watw it up in oven to make it crispy again?

Jeyashris Kitchen September 14, 2018 - 1:49 pm

Hi i am not sure of making this in advance. Never attempted. You can try in very small quantity and check.


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