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Panori recipe | traditional Gujarati recipe panori | Gujarati panori recipe

Panori is a traditional Gujarati recipe made with lentils (dal) and regular spices. It is healthy steam roti, which is gluten-free and rich in protein. It is enjoyed with any type of traditional chutney as an accompaniment or simply with peanut oil (or ghee) and achar masala. This healthy dish is very easy to prepare. It should be served hot for breakfast as well as a meal. Do try this!

The key to making soft panori at home are
  • Firstly, I made panori with green moong dal, you can also use other lentils like chana dal and urad dal instead of it.
  • Dal batter has to be a thick and spreading consistency hence add water in small batches while grounding the soaked moong dal beans.
  • Whisk the batter for 5 minutes in one direction, so air particles incorporate into it and it becomes fluffy, which helps to make soft panori.
  • Take a deep vessel for making panori, so steam pressure will generate and panori cook properly.
  • Steam panori on high-medium flame. do not steam it on low flame.
  • Lastly, panori tastes great when served hot with peanut oil and achar masala.
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Panori recipe | traditional Gujarati recipe panori | Gujarati panori recipe

Author Nehas Cook Book
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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Gujarati, Indian
Servings 7 medium size panori


  • 1 cup soaked green moong dal
  • 4-5 green chilli
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds - jeera
  • ½ tsp ajwain
  • Pinch of hing
  • ½ cup coriander leaves
  • 2 tbsp water or as required to grind thick batter
  • Salt to taste
  • ½ tsp black pepper powder
  • Water for steaming
  • Serve with peanut oil and achar masala


  • Wash and soak green moong dal into slightly hot water for 3-4 hrs.
  • Remove water with sieve and dal into mixture jar. Then add green chilli, ginger, cumin seeds, ajwain, hing, coriander leaves, and 2-3 tbsp water.
  • Grind dal into a smooth and thick paste.
  • Now, whisk the batter for 5 minutes till it becomes light and fluffy.
  • Then add salt and black pepper. Mix well.
  • Now in a deep bottom vessel (big patili) add 3 cups of water and bring to a boil.
  • Meanwhile, take one plate or thali (equal or more radius of patili) and spread the prepared batter with a slightly wet hand on the back side of the thali. Spread thin layer and only on the middle part, leaving the edges.
  • When water comes to a boil, put this plate on it. Keep the batter side down. It should take 6-8 minutes to well cook.
  • Allow it to cool for a while. Cut into pieces and spread peanut oil and achar masala on it. serve immediately.
  • Enjoy this delicious, healthy hot panori.


  • soak moong dal in slightly hot water to reduce its soaking time.
  • do not add more water while grinding the batter.
  • The consistency of batter should be thick.
  • make a thin layer of batter on the plate.
  • steam panori on high-medium flame. do not steam it on low flame
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