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October 8, 2016

Guliyappa Recipe – Karnataka Paddu Recipe - Paniyaram Varieties

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Guliyappa recipe
Paddu recipe was the first street food I tasted in Bangalore, Karnataka after my marriage. Sendhil took me to NR colony Davangere Benne Dosa stall and there we tasted a plate of benne dosa and this paddu. It was very soft, spongy and super round in shape with a golden tint. After that, I have tasted it in V V puram food street too. I thought its made with the leftover dosa batter instantly just like my mom's Tamilnadu style Kuzhi paniyaram. This dish is prepared in all the states with slight changes in the recipe and its named in different languages as Guliyappa or paddu in Kannada, Guntu Punugulu in Andhra, Kuzhi appam in Kerala. 

When I asked about paddu recipe to my School mom’s group friends, they told it can be made as an instant paddu recipe with leftover dosa batter or with a special Paddu batter. I got tempted when they told about it and immediately got the recipe from my friend Lakshmi (Anu and Lakshmi /Lakki are the newly added gems in our School moms group). I tried her recipe and it came out very well. Sendhil loved it a lot. I made my watery Pottukadalai ( Hurigadale chutney) chutney with slight changes as a side dish for this paddu. It was a nice combo and we relished it a lot. Thank you so much my dear Lakshmi. I have learnt Karnataka’s one of the traditional breakfast recipes just because of you.

 Friends, do try this recipe in a weekend and enjoy it. Ok,  Lets check out how to make Karnataka style Guliyappa/ Paddu at home with step by step photos !
Guliyappa recipe

Guliyappa recipe - Karnataka style Paddu recipe

Guliyappa recipe - Karnataka style Paddu recipe One of the most popular Karnataka delicacy - Guliyappa/ Paddu recipe with homemade special paddu batter. 
Cuisine: Karnataka
Category: Breakfast
Serves: 20 
Prep time: 15 Hours
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 15H 5Mins

1 cup - 250ml
  • Dosa rice / Normal rice – 1 cup ( Low cost Raw rice OR use Idli rice)
  • Round white Urad dal – 1/4 cup  ( To make soft paddu, use 1/3 cup)
  • Thick Poha/ /Beaten rice/ Avalakki – 1/4 cup ( Thin poha can also be used)
  • Methi seeds/ Menthya – 1/2 tsp
  • Chana dal / Kadala bele – 1 tbsp
For tempering
  • Cooking oil – 1.5 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds – 1 tsp
  • Cumin seeds/Jeera – 1/2 tsp
  • Big onion – 1 no
  • Green chillies – 1 no ( finely chopped)
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Coriander leaves – Little
  • Asafetida / Hing – a pinch
Side dish for Paddu / Paddu chutney :

Hurigadale chutney/Fried gram dal chutney – I added few curry leaves and a sprig of coriander leaves while grinding and served for paddu.


  • Wash and soak the rice, urad dal, methi seeds and chana dal together in required water for 3-4 hours. Wash and soak the avalakki /Beaten rice separately in enough water for 30 minutes to 1 hour. ( I am not sure on why to soak avalakki seperately. I just followed what my friend told)  Thin avalakki can also be used.
    Paddu recipe
  • Grind Rice and dal mixture first. While it is half done, add the soaked Avalakki/Poha and grind it further to a smooth paste. Add the required salt while grinding. Make sure batter is smooth and not too watery. Remove the batter in a big bowl and let it ferment over night or for 8 hours.

  • The next day morning, batter would have raised slightly and not doubled. Mix it well with a ladle and check its consistency. It should be like dosa batter and not like thick idli batter. So add some water if needed.
    Paddu recipe
  • Heat oil in a kadai. Splutter mustard seeds, cumin seeds, Urad dal and chana dal. Saute until golden. Add  finely chopped big onions, sliced or finely chopped green chillies, curry leaves and saute well. Add this to the batter and mix well. Add coriander leaves if you wish. Mix well and set aside.
    Guliyappa recipe
  • Pour 2 tsp of oil in each hole of paddu mould/Appe pan. Pour a small ladleful of batter. Cover and cook in medium flame. Open the lid and flip the other side with a spoon or steel stick. Cook the other side and remove in a plate. Serve hot with hurigadale chutney/Roasted gram dal chutney. Tastes great !
    Karnataka paddu recipe
    How to make paddu at home

Enjoy !

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the foodie said...

Thank u chaitra. Paddy looks delicious 😋

the foodie said...

Thank u chaitra. Paddu looks delicious 😋