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Paddu is a type of Indian snack made from a fermented batter of rice and lentils. It is also known as paniyaram, appe, or guliyappa. Often, paddu is made with leftover idli batter to which vegetables and tempering are added. Paddu is made in a special pan with multiple round indentations. It is usually served with chutney or sambar. Paddu is a popular snack in South India, especially in the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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leftover idli batter

1 cup

cumin seeds

1/2 teaspoon

mustard seeds

1/2 teaspoon


1/2 teaspoon

salt to taste

chopped onion

1/4 cup

chopped green chillies


grated carrot

1/4 cup

coriander leaves

1/4 cup

sprig curry leaves



2 tablespoons



Step 1:

In a bowl, mix together the idli batter, onion, carrot, green chilli, coriander leaves and salt.

Step 2:

Heat a tsp of oil in a pan over medium heat.

Step 3:

Add mustard seeds and cumin seeds and let them crackle.

Step 4:

Add the asafoetida and curry leaves.

Step 5:

Pour this tempering in the batter and mix well.

Step 6:

Heat a paddu pan and grease with oil.

Step 7:

Pour batter in the moulds, cover and cook for a minute.

Step 8:

Flip all the paddus and cook on other side, until golden brown.

Step 9:

Serve hot with chutney or sambar. Enjoy!

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 13574 users have chowed down on Paddu a whopping 26616 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Lucknow, Pune, Mumbai are the top 5 cities gobbling up Paddu like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Paddu, our users are head over heels in july, but the interest cools down in april.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Paddu is the food of choice for 24-27 female, with people of 35-40 BMI also on board.

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