Monday, 25 September 2017

Mixed Lentils Paddu

We are in the last week of this blogging marathon and I have selected lentils as the sub-theme for this week. In Indian cuisine, be it south-Indian or North-Indian a lot of importance is given to lentils in the meal. Also for vegetarians; most of the proteins are served from lentils.

I got introduced to this paddu term in Bangalore. It is basically same as the kuzhi-paniyarams made in TN. Usually paniyarams are made with left over idli / dosa batter. Recently I got a non-stick paniyaram tawa; so I am now searching for new recipes so as to use the tawa more often. I saw Archana's recipe of making a paddu with moong dal and urad dal. From there I got the idea of making this mixed lentils paddu. I served it with tomato thokku and this was a very healthy breakfast.


Split moong dal - 1/4 cup
Split green moong - 1/5 cup
Split black urad dal - 1/4 cup
Split toor dal - 2 tbsp
Split masoor dal - 2 tbsp
Split bengal gram dal - 2 tbsp
Ginger - 1 inch piece
Small onions (finely chopped) - 2 tbsp
Pepper powder - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Oil - 4 tbsp
Salt - to taste


  • Soak all the dals together for 3-4 hours.
  • Grind the dals to a coarse paste along with ginger and red chilly.
  • Add salt, chopped onions and curry leaves to the batter and mix well. The batter should be little thick (unlike dosa batter).
  • Grease the non-stick paniyaram pan on a medium flame with little oil in all the moulds.
  • Pour the batter into each mould till 3/4 full cover and cook on a medium flame.
  • Close the paniyaram pan with a lid and cook in medium flame.
  • When the edges of the become golden brown turn each paddu upside down using the small spatula provided with the pan.
  • Cook for another 5-6 minutes.
  • Remove to serving plate and serve immediately.


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  1. This surely makes a good breakfast dish...we also make it with the leftover dosa batter seasoned and it comes out so good!

  2. The mixed lentil paddu looks great Indu ! Hope u r feeling better now .. and glad u cd join us back for the BM !

  3. Mixed lentil paniyaram looks so healthy and tasty. I think it's a good idea to use mix lentils.

  4. I love paruppu paniyaram so much. A really nutritious option for a filling breakfast...

  5. So many lentils in a single dish.. This is a lot healthy..

  6. Mixed lentil paddu sounds very healthy and these mini bites looks very filling.

  7. Same pinch Indu, made these as my first post. I love paddus and mixing dals makes them so healthy. Glad to have you back.

  8. That is a lovely mixed lentil recipe. Bookmarked!

  9. I like the name paddu ! These little beauties are packed with protein . Good one !

  10. Thats a nutritious paddu, with all those lentils went in it, am sure this paddu is extremely protein rich breakfast or snack.