Monday, November 5, 2012

Waffle Iron Paniyaram/ Coconut Milk Waffle

      This sweet paniyaram (waffle) is a popular south Indian snack. Usually it's deep fried or cooked in a kuli paniyaram chatti (danish ebelskiver pan/ pancake poppers pan). It's made with all purpose flour (maida), rava/ semolina, egg, coconut milk, cardamoms, sugar, nuts and raisins. Instead of frying, i used the waffle maker and made some delicious indian waffles for breakfast. It tasted good with maple syrup and with the home made ginger syrup (recipe included in this post). 
coconut milk wafflae
Indian waffle!
2 cups        *fresh coconut milk
* Grind 1 cup dry/ frozen or fresh coconut with 2 cups of warm water in a blender, and squeeze out the coconut milk from the pulp through the strainer.
2                cardamoms (powdered)
2 cups        all purpose flour/ maida
1/2 cup       sugar
1/4 cup       rava / sooji/ semolina 
1/2 tsp        baking powder
1/8 tsp        salt
2                eggs 
1/2 cup       melted butter/ clarified butter or oil  
1                banana (mashed)
1/2 cup      raisins (chopped)
1 cup         fried cashews (chopped) to garnish
waffle paniyaram
Coconut milk waffle!!!
1. Separate the eggs and whip the egg whites till it becomes stiff - (beaten egg whites creates a more fluffy waffle) 
2. Add the egg yolks with the mashed banana, coconut milk and melted butter.
3. Dry roast the semolina till fragrant. Mix together: flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, powdered cardamom, semolina and raisins. 
4. Pre heat the waffle iron, mix the dry ingredients with the egg mixture and fold the egg white into the batter.
5. Pour the batter into the pre- heated waffle maker and bake it in the desired setting.
6. Serve it with your favorite syrup and garnish it with the chopped nuts. 
Tips for taste : 
1. If it's tedious to separate eggs, beat the whole eggs for a minute and blend it with the ingredients in step 2
2. To make waffles ahead: Make the waffles in low setting and remove it before it gets brown, cool it and wrap it in a cling wrap and freeze. Heat it in a toster before serving
Ginger syrup
serving 3-4  
1 cup            water
2"                 ginger (crushed)
3 tbs             sugar
1                  whole cardamom 
1. Heat water in a pan and add the whole cardamom, tie the ginger in a piece of cheese cloth, crush it and add it to the water.
2. Add the sugar when the water starts to boil, let it boil for ten minutes. Remove the ginger and the cardamom.
3. Serve it warm with waffles or pancakes.  

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