Oatmeal Savory Abelskievers (Paniyarams)
First things first: I am not a fan of oatmeal. I will try my hardest to camouflage the oats by any means possible. Yep, a bit crazy, I know. But that's how I feel about eating oats. I still eat it because it is good for me but I don't have to eat it in porridge form always, do I? In fact, I rarely do, and when I do, it is also disguised by a generous portion of fruits and nuts. That's how I like it. When I came across this recipe in Cook, Click & Devour, I knew I had to try it. It was savory! Done!
These are oatmeal ableskievers, otherwise known as paniyarams, in India. Funnily enough, I cannot remember eating a paniyaram while growing up in India. Always one to learn more Indian recipes, I took up the challenge. What is the challenge you ask? The ableskievers themselves! Those of you who have made them before, you know what I am talking about. You know, how your first few batches come out looking like PacMan and not round and perfect like they should be. So, I was a bit nervous to try this but I did, anyway.
They turned out close to perfect! And they were delicious! I made a whole batch of these and was eating them as fast as I was making them. I realized this too late and managed to save maybe four of them for Aaron :D Try them - you might be surprised how much you like them!