This is a very famous Chetttinad item. Nowadays most of the restaurants in TamilNadu serve this Chettinad Special Kuzhi Paniyaram. There are two different kinds of Paniyaram, sweet and spicy! With basic batter, you can make either sweet or spicy paniyaram. I am pretty sure, your kids will enjoy the sweet paniyaram.
1) Soak Raw rice, Idly Rice, Urud Dahl, and Fenugreek seeds altogether for 3-4 hours and grind it well
2) Add a pinch of salt and ferment it for 7-8 hours
3) Keep a kadai with 1/2 cup of water on the stove
4) When it boils, add the powdered jaggery and let it melt completely
5) Remove the kadai from the stove, and filter it in order to remove the dust
6) Pour this jaggery syrup into the Paniyaram batter
7) Powder the cardamom with 1/2 teaspoon of sugar so that the cardamom will be powdered easily
8) Now add the cardamom and grated coconut(usually in Chettinad, they don’t add coconut, but I feel that it will enhance the taste. So adding coconut is optional) to the batter
9) Keep the paniyaram kadai in medium flame on the stove(both electric and gas). Pour a little bit of oil/ghee in each hole and let it heat up
10) Now pour the batter in each hole. Once one side is cooked well, flip it over and let the other side cook
11) Use the paniyaram stick(or chopstick) to flip the paniyaram
Now the sweet Paniyaram is ready to be served !