Paddu (fried Rice And Lentil Dumplings)
Paddu is a breakfast item or a quick fix snack in Karnataka made with the idli/dosa batter using a paniyaram/paddu pan. It is called paniyaram in Tamil Nadu. As for the state of Kerala they use this pan to make unniyappam a sweet dish similar to the sweet paniyaram prepared in Tamil Nadu. But for various other reasons I find this pan a life saver. For those who don't have this pan I am trying to sell the idea of why you should have one. Any leftover batters can be tweaked with some spices and veggies and fried in this pan. We now have eateries serving versions of paddu with cheese, schezwan spices and even non-veg ingredients. This little pan is like a waffle maker to Indians and there are so many stuff that you can try in this pan.I hope this recipe motivates some of you. because if you have no time to do the batter all you need to do is buy some ready made dosa batter and add the tempering and you can fry these in the pan. So go ahead get a pan.