Vegan Sweet Potato Ponganalu

For Day 3 Week 1 of BM #18, I made these impromptu sweet ponganalu which disappeared in a blink of an eye!

I wanted to make these with carrot but then I saw some sweet potatoes which I thought needed my attention and so made these. These tasted very rich and crispy and melt in the mouth!!

Ingredients - 

Idli Batter 2 cups
Oil as needed
For the Filling - 
Sweet Potato grated 1 cup
Sugar 1/4 cup
Almond Milk 3 Tbsp
Cardamom Powder 1 tsp

Vegan Sweet Potato Ponganalu

Method Of Preparation -

To prepare the filling - or make Sweet Potato Halwa
Cook the grated sweet potato with the almond milk in the microwave until tender (about 5-6 min).

Add sugar and cardamom powder to the mix and continue to cook in the microwave for another 7-9 min in 1 min intervals stirring in between.

It would come together as a single mass.  Make 15-18 portions of the filling and set aside.

To Prepare the ponganalu /paniyaram - 
In a heated paniyaram pan, add 1/2 tsp oil in each of the slots and reduce the flame.

Add 1/2 tablespoon of batter and push in one portio of the filling and cover it up with some more batter. 

Fill in all the slots and cover. When the undersides are brown flip them and cook for a few seconds if needed.

Continue with the rest of the batter to make as many as possible with the batter and the filling you have on hand.

Enjoy them warm and crispy!

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other marathoners doing BM #18.
Preparation Time 30 min
Makes 15


  1. looks nice and fluffy

  2. Champa Says:
  3. They are so adorable. I bet they taste delicious with that sweet potato in it.

  4. Suma Gandlur Says:
  5. Recently I have been noticing these kind of sweet paniyarams on blogosphere a lot. Loving these variety of ponganalu.

  6. That's very Interesting Harini...I have always fancied these cute little beauties...n these look special.

  7. looks wonderful delicious paniyaram

  8. divyagcp Says:
  9. Paniyaram looks very inviting and delicious.

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  10. Unknown Says:
  11. Ammooo Harini what an idea simply superb wow iam drooling here book marked.

  12. Priya Suresh Says:
  13. Those cute dumplings looks irresistible and attractive.

  14. Padmajha Says:
  15. Very innovative recipe and nice clicks :)

  16. sushma Says:
  17. Kids might love these..looks great

  18. Jayanthi Says:
  19. Awesome....can't take my eyes off the cute fluffy ones. Amazing recipe....

  20. Looks absolutely delicious...

  21. Srivalli Says:
  22. That's really one interesting recipe wonder it disappeared!

  23. Anonymous Says:
  24. I like it that u stuffed them...they look adorably cute!

  25. Pavani Says:
  26. Yummy looking ponganalu and love the sweet surprise inside.

  27. They look amazing! Love that you have used idli batter to stuff it with. Simply delicious!

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