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, 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 or with the home made ginger syrup (recipe included in this post).
11. Separate the eggs and whip the egg whites till it becomes stiff - (beaten egg whites creates a more fluffy waffle). Add the egg yolks with the mashed banana, coconut milk and melted butter.
2Dry roast the semolina till fragrant. Mix together: flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, powdered cardamom, semolina and raisins.
Pre heat the waffle iron, mix the dry ingredients with the egg mixture and fold the egg white into the batter.
3Pour the batter into the pre- heated waffle maker and bake it in the desired setting. Serve it with your favorite syrup and garnish it with the chopped nuts.
4Heat 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. Add the sugar when the water starts to boil, let it boil for ten minutes. Remove the ginger and the cardamom.
Serve it warm with waffles or pancakes.
5Tips 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