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Kuzhi paniyaram
Alternative namesPaddu, Ponganalu, Kuzhi paniyaram, appe
Place of originIndia
Region or stateTamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Maharashtra
Main ingredientsrice and black lentils batter

Paddu is an Indian dish made by steaming batter using a mould. It is named variously kuzhi paniyaram (Tamil: குழி பணியாரம்), paniyaram (Malayalam: പണിയാരം), paddu, guliyappa, yeriyappa, gundponglu (Kannada: ಪಡ್ಡು, ಗುಳಿಯಪ್ಪ, ಎರಿಯಪ್ಪ), gunta ponganalu (Telugu: గుంట పొంగణాలు), or Tulu: appadadde, appe (Marathi: आप्पे) . The batter is made of black lentils and rice and is similar in composition to the batter used to make idli and dosa.[1] The dish can also be made spicy or sweet with chillies or jaggery respectively. Paniyaram is made on a special pan that comes with multiple small indentations.


See also


  1. ^ "Masala Paniyaram". 23 May 2022.