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Chettinad Muttai Paniyaram

Chettinad Muttai Paniyaram is a delicious, soft tiffin made by blending idli dosa batter with egg beat & tempered spices and simmering it in ghee molds. Chettinad Muttai Paniyaram is a perfect alternate to idli and dosa & the whole family will relish it. How to make Chettinad Muttai Paniyaram is explained in this post with step by step pictures.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
AuthorSharmilee J


  • 1 cup idli dosa batter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp pepper freshly ground
  • 1 big onion finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves finely chopped
  • oil as required to toast
  • salt to taste

To temper :

  • 1 tsp cooking oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tbsp curry leaves chopped finely


  • In a mixing bowl – add idli dosa batter. Using a whipper whip the eggs until fluffy.
  • Add the beaten eggs to the idli dosa batter, keep aside.
  • In a kadai – heat oil add the items listed under ‘to temper’ let it splutter then add onion and fry till golden brown.
  • Then add this to the egg batter, along with coriander leaves, freshly ground pepper and salt if required.
  • Mix well and now your egg paniyaram batter is ready the consistency should be semi runny like dosa batter.
  • Heat a paniyaram pan with 1/2 tsp oil in each hole then fill each hole with the batter.
  • Then cook covered for a minute or until it gets cooked.
  • When the top part looks cooked then turn and cook on other side till golden brown.
  • Serve Muttai Paniyaram hot with any spicy chutney of your choice.


  • When egg is added it gives a runny consistency to the batter so make sure your batter is thick enough. After egg is added the consistency should resemble dosa batter.
  • Adding freshly ground pepper powder gives a great flavour so  do not skip it.
  • You will not find much of egg flavour in this paniyaram , it is very soft and fluffy.
Nutrition Facts
Chettinad Muttai Paniyaram
Amount Per Serving (125 g)
Calories 365 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Trans Fat 0.04g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 164mg55%
Sodium 2153mg94%
Potassium 160mg5%
Carbohydrates 58g19%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 814IU16%
Vitamin C 300mg364%
Calcium 107mg11%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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