|Alternative names||Paddu, Ponganalu, Kuzhi paniyaram|
|Place of origin||India|
|Region or state||Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh|
|Main ingredients||rice and black lentils batter|
Kuzhi paniyaram (Tamil: குழி பணியாரம்) or Paddu/GuLiyappa/Yeriyappa (Kannada: ಪಡ್ಡು/ಗುಳಿಯಪ್ಪ/ಎರಿಯಪ್ಪ) or Gunta Ponganalu (Telugu: గుంట పొంగణాలు) or Tulu : "appadadde" is an Indian dish made by steaming batter using a mould. The batter is made of black lentils and rice and is similar in composition to the batter used to make idli and dosa. The dish can also be made sweet or spicy depending on the ingredients jaggery and chillies respectively. Paniyaram is made on a special pan that comes with multiple small fissures. It is known by various names in South India, including paddu, appe, guliappa, gulittu, yeriyappa, gundponglu, ponganalu.
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