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Delicious Kuli paniyaram or Paddu or Gunta Punukulu South Indian Style Recipe

Updated on February 6, 2016
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Kuli Paniyaram or Paddu or Gunta Punukulu

Kuli Paniyaram or Paddu or Gunta Punukulu
Kuli Paniyaram or Paddu or Gunta Punukulu

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Recipe Introduction

Dear Readers,

Kuli paniyaram is a typical south Indian dish.It is also a very good starter.

This is also called as Paddu in Karnataka. In Andhra or Telugana, it is also called Gunta Punukulu. There may be lot many methods to prepare but i have shared with you a typical south Indian method of preparing kuli paniyaram. Taste it and enjoy it.

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 40 min
Yields: Serves two people


  • 2 cup Dosa Batter
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Big Onion, (finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon Bengal gram
  • 4-5 curry leaves
  • 2 green chilly, (chopped)
  • 2 teaspoon Refined oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard
Batter mixed with tempering
Batter mixed with tempering
Batter Poured inside the  paniyaram pan
Batter Poured inside the paniyaram pan


  1. Place the pan on the flame and pour the oil.When the oil is hot put the mustard seeds in it and let them to crackle.
  2. Then add the Bengal gram, chopped green chilies and curry leaves.Fry till the Bengal gram becomes golden brown.
  3. Pour this tempering in the dosa batter and mix well.Add salt if salt is not added in the dosa batter.
  4. Now in a paniyaram pan pour this batter and close the lid for it to boil.
  5. Open the lid and turn the pieces up side down and close the lid for few more minutes
  6. Your hot kuli paniyaram is ready it serve.You can serve this dish with coconut chutney, tomato chutney and coriander chutney.


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      Ravi and Swastha 2 years ago from London, Canada

      Thanks for your comment.

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      JR Krishna 2 years ago from India

      Very easy recipe

      Recently I have tasted this when my neighbors from Tamil Nadu gave us this dish.

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