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Millet sweet paniyaram recipe

Millet sweet paniyaram recipe with kodo millet, varagu in tamil. Perfect for evening snack or sweet cravings. A quick video, step by step detailed pictures.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 28 paniyarams


  • 1 cup kodo millet
  • 1 banana
  • 1 cup naatu sakkarai
  • country sugar
  • 2 tablespoon urad dal
  • 1 teaspoon toor dal
  • ¼ teaspoon fenugreek seeds
  • 1 pinch cooking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cardamom
  • Ghee/ oil as needed


  • Wash millet well by rubbing atleast 5 times to get rid of the impurities. Soak with urad dal, toor dal, methi seeds for 3 hours.
  • Drain water and grind without much water (little water retained after draining is enough) to a smooth paste.
  • Add mashed banana, naatu sakkarai and cardamom. Blend to combine.
  • Transfer to a bowl and set aside for minimum 5 hrs.
  • Before making, add salt, cooking soda and mix well.
  • Heat paniyaram pan (appe pan) with ghee or sesame oil and fill with the batter. Cook covered for 2 mins.
  • Flip and cook another 2 mins in medium flame. Smear with more ghee or oil for crispy results. Enjoy hot.



  • Millet have impurities so make sure to wash well by rubbing.
  • Do not ferment until it gets sour. 
  • Adding banana and cooking soda ensures softness.
  • Do not add excess water as it will make batter watery. Add wheat flour in case it becomes watery.
  • Adding enough ghee or oil is needed for best results. 
  • Grated coconut can be added about 2 tablespoon in the batter.