Paddu / Gundponglu / Paniyaram


 

This popular gluten free, vegan dish has so many names- paddu/gundponglu/paniyaram/guliappa.  It is prepared in what is called a paddu pan or appe pan. This was one utensil that was missing from my kitchen since I moved here, until recently. My brother who visited us a few weeks back brought this paddu pan for me. And I am absolutely loving it!

I make paddu with my regular dosa batter. The left over batter after making dosas are just perfect for this dish. Just a handful of ingredients added to the batter and fried in a paddu pan is enough to make an excellent brunch. They are great for lunchboxes too. As a child I preferred to paddu over dosa in the lunchbox as I cannot eat cold dosa. These bite-sized slightly crispy on the outside, soft inside paddus are absolutely delicious. My kids loved it too, including my 10-month-old 🙂

I am super excited to include paddu regularly into our menu and try out more dishes with my paddu pan 🙂

Get the dosa batter recipe here.

 

 

Ingredients:

Dosa batter – 2 cups
Onion – 1 small, chopped
Tomato – 1 small, chopped
Coriander leaves – a handful, chopped
Salt to taste
Oil or ghee – a few tsp

 

 

Method:

  1. Add onion, tomato, coriander leaves and salt to the dosa batter. Mix well
  2. Heat the paddu pan. Turn the flame to medium. Lightly grease the paddu pan and wipe off excess oil using a kitchen towel. Sprinkle few drops of water on it and let it evaporate
  3. Take a spoonful of batter and pour it in the paddu pan cavities
  4. Pour few drops of oil or ghee onto them. 1 tsp of oil should be sufficient for 4 to 5 paddus
  5. Let it cook on low-medium flame for 2-3 minutes
  6. Carefully flip the paddus and let it cook for another 2 minutes
  7. Remove from pan once done
  8. Serve with coconut and coriander chutney.

 

Add onion, tomato, coriander leaves and salt to the dosa batter. Mix well

Add onion, tomato, coriander leaves and salt to the dosa batter. Mix well

 

Take a spoonful of batter and pour it in the paddu pan cavities

Take a spoonful of batter and pour it in the paddu pan cavities

 

Carefully flip the paddus and let it cook for another 2 minutes

Carefully flip the paddus and let it cook for another 2 minutes

 

 

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