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Alternative names Paddu, Ponganalu, Kuzhi paniyaram
Course Tiffin
Place of origin India
Region or state Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu
Main ingredients rice and black lentils batter
Cookbook: Paddu  Media: Paddu

Paddu (Kannada:ಪಡ್ಡು) or Gunta Ponganalu (Telugu:గుంట పొంగణాలు) or Kuzhi paniyaram (Tamil:குழி பணியாரம்) is an Indian dish made by steaming batter using a mould. 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 be made sweet or spicy depending on the ingredients jaggery and chillies respectively. Paniyaram is made on a special pan that comes with multiple small fissures. It is known by various names in South India, including paddu, appe, guliappa, gulittu, gundponglu, ponganalu.


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  1. ^ "Masala Paniyaram". 

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