Paddu or Gundpongalu or Appe as it is called in Kannada,these are in between version of dosa and idli',they have a shape of small idli's but crispy and taste's like dosa.You will forget the count when eating with thick coconut chutney for sure...:).This is my mother's recipe,you can also add grated carrots and other veggies to make it more tasty and colourful...ENJOY!
Salt to taste
Green chillies-2 or 3
Wash and soak rice and dal seperately for 5-6 hours,soak avallaki only an hour before grinding.
Grind rice, dal and avallaki seperatley into a fine paste and with hands mix nicely and keep
the batter in the warm place to ferment for 7-8 hours(overnight is better).
Heat a oil in a pan add mustard seeds and cumin seeds wait until it splutters,add this tempering
to the batter along with chopped onions,green chillies,coriander,soda and salt mix well.
Heat a poddu tawa,smear oil in each holes,pour tbsp of batter into each hole,cook on both sides
until golden brown,add little oil if it is sticking.
serve with coconut chutney.