Yields: 4 Servings Difficulty: Medium Prep Time: 15 Mins Cook Time: 15 Mins Total Time: 30 Mins

Pearl Millet is one of the fibrous millets. Pearl Millet/Bajra/Kambu is a boon to diabetic patients. Bajra has a very high fibrous content and tends to digest slowly. This will release sugars gradually and hence pearl millet is very diabetic friendly.

Pearl Millet is also gluten-free and hence it can be consumed by people with gluten allergies. As it is high in fiber, pearl millet also promotes weight loss. Apart from Idlis and dosas, porridges, I have tried making this tasty paniyaram with pearl millet flour/ kambu maavu. Along with this millet flour, you can add any variety of chopped/shredded vegetables to increase nutritional value and make it a complete breakfast or snack. This Paniyaram is also an easy way to include millets and vegetables in kids’ diets.

Try this quick and tasty kambu paniyaram for breakfast or as a snack. Serve this with any chutney or sambar or ketchup.

Click on the links for more millet recipes: Thinai Aval Payasam, Chola Dosai, Samai Idli, Thinai Uthappam,


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  • In a bowl, add one cup of bajra flour, a quarter cup of Rava, and quarter cup of curd. Season with salt to taste.
  • Whisk them together along with water. Mix to avoid lumps.
  • Make a thick batter and set it aside for 15 mins.
  • Add chopped green chilli, grated ginger, chopped carrots, beans, onions and coriander leaves. Mix them together and add two pinches of baking soda.
  • Grease appe pan with gingelly oil. Pour batter into each mold. Cover them and cook for 2-3 mins.
  • Flip over the other side and cook until they are done. Serve hot with chutneys or sambar.


  • I have used pearl millet flour/ Kambu Maavu to make this paniyaram. You can replace it with any other millet flours you have.
  • The addition of vegetables is based on your choice. You can add finely chopped or shredded carrots, capsicum, beets, peas, green beans, and corn.

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