Guliappa also known as Gundponglu or Paniyaram or Paddu is a delicious breakfast dish that is made from the dosa batter. If you are tired of having just dosa's, this is a great dish to bring flavors and textures. They are bite sized and make a great snack box for children as well.


  • 2 cups idli/dosa batter
  • 1 cup Pearl onions (Sambar Onions)
  • 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin (Jeera) seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
  • Salt , to taste (if previously not added to the batter)


  1. To begin making the Karnataka Style Guliappa Recipe, combine all the ingredients together for the paniyaram in a bowl. keep aside

  2. Heat the special gundpangla pan on medium heat. Put a few drops of oil in each cavity of the pan, so that the batter does not stick to the pan.

  3. Spoon the batter into each of the cavities of the pan and cover the pan let the paddus cooks on medium heat, for about 7 to 10 minutes.

  4. You will notice the top is steamed and looked cooked. When the top looks cooked, turn the paddus with help of a small spoon.

  5. Allow it to cook uncovered for another couple of minutes. Remove from the heat and follow the same procedure with the rest of batter.

  6. Serve Karnataka Style Guliappa Recipe (Gundponglu/Paniyaram/Paddu) with Karanataka Style Goraikai Kara Recipe (Cluster Beans Chutney Recipe) or Red Chilli Coconut Chutney Recipe (South Indian Chutney) for breakfast on evening snack with tea.