Straight from Uma's Kitchen

Straight from Uma's Kitchen

Bamboo rice Kuzhi paniyaaram

Bamboo rice Kuzhi paniyaaram

Bamboo Rice:
Bamboo rice is a beautiful and natural short grain Rice.bamboo rice is collected by tribes and I got this rice from Gudalur (Nilgiris Mountain )area. Some species of bamboos only bloom with flowers once in 40 years , and die after floating.Thistime period is called “Bamboo Blossom “.

Bamboo Blossom (Photo Courtesy: Google)

Bamboo Rice -250 Grms
Jaggery / country Sugar : 250 grms
egg-1 or 2
cardamom powder- 1/2 tspn
Fresh Coconut pieces- 1/2 cup

Preparation Method:

Wash and soak bamboo rice for 3 to 4 hours

Drain the water and add to a blender then pour some little water to blend well

transfer batter in to a bowl

Heat a pan

Add some water and allow it to boil

Add jaggery/country sugar in to water until dissolved

Filter and mix with the batter

Add half teaspoon Cardamom powder and 1/2 cup fresh coconut pieces in to that batter

keep it for 15 minutes

After that add one or 2 eggs in to that batter

Blend well

Heat kuzhi paniyaaram pan and spray oil

Pore batter in each mould and allow to cook for 10 minutes

Turn and cook other side

Now the paniyaaram is ready if it has become crispy and dark brown color on both sides.

Nutritional and health value of bamboo is very high. Rich proteins.In this Recipe I have Used Egg instead of Black Gram .So , Vegans Can Replace Egg with Black Gram as well.

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