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|Alternative names||Paddu, Ponganalu, Kuzhi paniyaram, appe|
|Place of origin||India|
|Region or state||Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Maharashtra|
|Main ingredients||rice 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. 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.
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