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Moong Dal,Urid Dal Paddu

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Moong Dal, Urid Dal Paddu is a yummy protein-rich breakfast the South Indian way. 

Paddu is also known as  Kuzhi Paniyaram and  Gunta Ponganalu.

Paddu, paddu, appe, guliappa, gulittu, gundponglu, ponganalu

Moong and Urid Dal Paniyarams

Paddu is the word used in Kannada, Paniyaram in Tamil and Gunta Ponganalu in Telugu. The other names are appe, guliappa, gulittu, gundponglu, ponganalu. Black lentil and rice batter is steamed in a special tawa/skillet/mould. Originally the skillet was made of a material called “beed” now it is available in non-stick versions. This non-stick version uses very little oil, the mould is greased then we use only if needed.

I remember my granny making Paddu in her “beed tawa”.She used to have a bowl of oil and homemade ghee mixture in which she dipped the coconut fibre to grease the mould. The greasing was done before adding batter and just before closing the lid she added a spoonful of the mixture of ghee and oil. They were the best Paddu I have ever eaten.

Gunta Ponganalu can be made sweet by adding jaggery and spicy by adding chillies.

Most South Indian Breakfasts are idlis, Dosa and variations from the batter. The batter is generally 3:1 carbohydrate to proteins the ideal ratio of carbs and proteins for an average person. The South Indian Breakfasts are hence very healthy as you eat proteins and carbs and minerals and micronutrients, your chutney and veggie.

The regular Gunspangla, as my mom called it can be visited here.

I have adapted this recipe from the Tarla Dala Site.

Paddu, paddu, appe, guliappa, gulittu, gundponglu, ponganalu

Moong Dal,Urid Dal Ponganalu

Moong Dal,Urid Dal Paddu

Moong Dal, Urid Dal Paddu is a yummy protein-rich breakfast the South Indian way.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time7 hrs 15 mins
Course: Appetizers-Starters, Bachelor Recipes, Breakfast, Healthy Foods, Kid-Friendly, Protein Rich Diet, Snack, Special Diet
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian
Keyword: Appe, Easy Indian Breakfast Dishes, Gundpangala, Moong Dal,Urid Dal Paddu, Protein-Rich Food, Simple and healthy diet in old age
Servings: 35 pieces


  • 1/2 cup moong dal
  • 1/4 cup urid dal
  • 3/4 cup Rice
  • 1 tsp methi / fenugreek seeds
  • 1 Onion chopped fine
  • 2-3 green chilli chopped fine
  • 1/4 cup Dhania/ Coriander Leaves chopped
  • Salt to Taste
  • 2 tsp oil for greasing


  • Wash and soak the yellow moong dal, urid dal in a bowl and rice in a separate bowl. Add the methi seeds in the dals and let them all soak for 6-7 hours. Actually, the rice needs to soak for 6-7 hours the dals can soak for 3-4 hours.
  • Drain and grind the dals to a smooth paste with minimum water. Transfer to a big bowl.
  • Drain and grind the rice to a paste again with minimum water. Mix in the dal and set aside to rise for 8 hours.
  • In the morning when you want to make the appe add the onion finely chopped, green chillies, coriander leaves, salt to taste and mix well.
  • Grease the non-stick gunpangala/paniyaram/ appe pan on a medium flame.
  • Pour the batter into each mould till 3/4 full cover and cook on a medium flame.
  • When the edges of the become golden brown turn each appe upside down use the using the small spatula provided with the pan.
  • Cook on the other side.
  • Remove to serving plate and serve immediately.
  • My pan cooks 11 appes at a time.
  • Continue adding the batter and cooking till all the batter is over.
  • The number of appe you will get will depend on the side of the mould.
  • In my case I got about 35 of them.

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18 thoughts

  • September 5, 2017 at 11:45 am

    I like the word Paddu Arch, has a good ring to it…and all sorts of paniyaram make their way to breakfast table, making our job a little more colourful!..this one sounds yummy!

  • September 5, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    I love these dumplings..paddu…I am just laughing over this name……wonder why!..but they definitely look soft and I just want to have one of them , well dunked into that chutney.

  • September 5, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    This proteinicious paddu are a fav with the husband. Although I don’t make it that often.
    And my Ajji also used that coconut tuft to smear oil onto the tava before making these or dosas

  • Sapana
    September 5, 2017 at 5:37 pm

    My one friend calls them paddu. The combination of dal and rice makes it more flavorful and tasty.

  • September 5, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    I have seen paniyaram made with dosa batter, but not with a dedicated batter just for it. Let me bookmark the recipe Archana.

  • September 5, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Those paddu looks super inviting and I can gobble them up at any time. Awesome clicks

  • September 5, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    Thats a fabulous, nutritious and definitely a super filling paddu, my kind of breakfast. Loving it.

  • September 5, 2017 at 10:56 pm

    That’s a yummy paniyaram! I am off to grab my appe pan again. Lovely pick for this theme!

  • September 5, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    They look so tempting Archana. We use that tawa that you mentioned. Though it needs to be greased and tended well, the taste is simply out of the world.Superb share!

  • Nalini
    September 6, 2017 at 6:43 am

    This is one such protein packed paniyaram,we do make dhal paniyaram but with different dhal combo..

  • September 6, 2017 at 9:06 am

    I make this type of paddu with mixed dals. The moong dal version looks so good. Today I am making your version.

  • September 7, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    Love this tempting snack… perfect for rainy season plus hot masala tea.

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  • September 19, 2017 at 1:37 pm

    I have also planned one paddu in this series. Paddu looks very crispy. It would definitely be a hit..

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