Appe / Kuzhi Paniyaram / Paddu

Appe / Kuzhi Paniyaram / Paddu

Appe / Kuzhi Paniyaram / Paddu typically originate from southern part of India. They are the semi circular dumplings made from rice & urad dal batter or idli batter. A special pan is used to make these called Paniyaram Chatti or Appe Pan. They can be made plain, spiced or even sweet as well. The ones I have made have just green chili, ginger and gram dal in it. They are crisp from outside and soft from within. It’s a classic dish for evening snacks. Usually served with coconut green chutney. Very easy to make and tasty too….
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Soaking Time 4 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs
Course Main Course, Snacks
Cuisine Indian, Maharashtrian, South Indian
Servings 60 Numbers


  • Appe pan (mold)


  • 1 cup Urad Dal
  • 500 gms Idli rava
  • 8-10 nos Green chilies
  • 1 1/2 inch Ginger
  • 1/4 cup Chana dal gram dal
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – For shallow frying Appe


  • Soak urad dal with sufficient water for two hours
    1 cup Urad Dal
  • Drain the soaked urad dal and grind it well with very little water until very smooth batter is formed. Keep aside.
  • In a separate vessel, wash idli rava under water. Drain idli rava.
    500 gms Idli rava
  • Add ground urad dal to idli rava
  • Blend green chili, ginger and 1 tsp salt coarsely and add to the above batter.
    8-10 nos Green chilies, 1 1/2 inch Ginger, Salt to taste
  • Add chana dal and salt (as per taste) and mix the batter well. Don’t add any water at this stage.
    1/4 cup Chana dal
  • Keep covered for 1.5 to 2 hours
  • After 1.5 to 2 hours, keep the App Pan on the gas stove on medium heat. Add 1tsp oil to each appe mold in the pan.
    Oil – For shallow frying Appe
  • Add 1 to 1.5 tsp of batter in each of the molds such that batter levels well upto top of the mold
  • Once you find the bottom of the appe start turning golden brown and also when it starts leaving the pan side (3-4 minutes), with the help of the spoon, turn the appe upside down within the mold and continue cooking for 2 minutes.
  • Once done, take appe out of the pan and serve hot with coconut green chutney.
Keyword Appe, Eggless, Idli Rava, Urad Dal, Vegetarian

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