Friday, 2 May 2014


Paddu is a South Indian breakfast variety made from fermented batter. Very healthy and nutritious!

1 cup udad dal (black gram)
2 1/2 cups rice
1 tbsp beaten rice (poha/ avalakki) optional
1tsp jeera (cumin)
2-3 medium sized onions chopped finely
1 carrot ,grated
2 green chilies  finely chopped
coriander leaves finely chopped
salt to taste
oil for shallow frying

  • Soak the dal and the rice separately for about 3 to 4 hrs.
  • Soak the beaten rice for 10-15 mins.
  • Grind the soaked ingredients and mix thoroughly. 
  • Keep it covered and allow to ferment or 7-8 hrs.
  • The batter should be thick but of pouring consistency.
  • Now add salt, jeera,onion,chilies, coriander leaves and carrot and mix well.
  • Heat the paddu pan and add a tsp of oil in each cup/hole./pocket
  • The paddu pan looks like this.

  • Add the batter till the cup is 3/4th full.
  • Cover with a lid and cook on low flame.
  • If the heat is too much , the paddus will remain uncooked at the centre.
  • Flip over and allow to cook on the other side.
  • Serve them hot with sambar or chutney.

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