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Coocnut Scraper & Kuzhi Paniyaram

Swarna from Chennai, sent me via email, these two beautiful images of her kitchen gadgets for my Indian Kitchen series.

She wrote to me…
“Both of these given to me by my mother from Madras. The first one is a hand held coconut grater or scraper would be more apt and the second one is what we call “kuzhi paniyaram” vessel. Kuzhi means hole (literally) in tamil and paniyaram I suppose is the name of the dish. It can be made sweet or savoury. mostly we do the left over idli/dosa batter, chop a few onions, green chillies do the tadka and pour the batter into these moulds. The types of batter we can do is endless really, rava(sooji) combination, maida/jaggery/mashed banana- for a sweet paniyaram.”

Hand Held Coconut Scraper Used for grating the fresh coconut - Sent by  Swarna, reader of this blog,  from UK kuzhi paniyaram or Ponganaala Pennam - Sent by Swarna, a reader of this blog, from UK
Hand held coconut scraper/grater and Kuzhi Paniyaram (Ponganaala Pennam)

Thanks Swarna!

Posted by Indira©Copyrighted in Indian Kitchen, Indian Utensils (Sunday December 4, 2005 at 1:52 am- permalink)

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21 comments for Coocnut Scraper & Kuzhi Paniyaram »

  1. this seems to be a handy coconut scrapper though we have modern kitchen appliances nowadays. “OLD IS GOLD ” . though kuzhi paniyaram is made form leftover idli/dosa batter its got a diff taste. Great find for our indian kitchen swarna !

    Comment by priya,ar — December 4, 2005 @ 11:59 am

  2. I had a coconut scraper in college…to make some occasional Kerala food when we were fed up with the food in our college canteen!

    Comment by Gini — December 4, 2005 @ 1:13 pm

  3. Indira…thanks so much for putting up my photos on your fabulous site…. youa re doinga great job and what a great idea, this Indian kitchen gadget series….
    now let me go rummaging for any more authentic kitchen gadgets!!

    keep it up and keep ‘em coming!


    Comment by Swarna — December 5, 2005 @ 5:27 am

  4. i like it im really inspired

    Comment by lori — January 5, 2006 @ 9:38 am

  5. Can you send me Kuzhi Paniyaram recipes

    Comment by lakshmi — September 20, 2006 @ 9:23 pm

  6. Hi,

    Any one of you send me Kuzhi Paniyaram recipes

    Comment by lakshmi — September 20, 2006 @ 9:24 pm

  7. i like to know where can i get a Kuzhi Paniyaram vessel.if i can get on line and if you know any site pl. let me know. cause i had a one some one give me a gift but i think now it is no good after using long time its pill off the non stick part.thank you.

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