Paddu is a common south indian breakfast. I wanted to cook paddu from a long time but never got a chance. Last Wednesday my close friend Suma, made idli batter and she gave me also little bit. That batter i had kept in the fridge and forgot about it till Saturday. On Saturday morning i was thinking what to cook for breakfast, then suddenly i realized what i did with that idli batter which Suma gave to me. I opened the fridge and saw the batter was in good condition. From that batter only i made this simple and easy paddu..
2 cup idli batter
10 to 15 curry leafs
1tsp musturd seeds
1 medium onion chopped finely
2 green chilly chopped
2tsp coriander leafs
salt as per taste
In a large mixing bowl, take idli batter, add salt, onion green chilly and coriander leafs. mix it and keep it aside.
In a small tempering pan add 1tbsp oil, when oil is hot add mustard seeds, and curry leafs, when they start splutter add it to the idli batter and mix it well.
Heat the Paddu pan and grease all moulds with oil. Now slowly pour the batter into each of the moulds with the help of table spoon. For best results, the Paddu batter should be filled to almost 3/4 of the mould. Reduce the heat to medium and leave the batter to cook well for 3 minutes by closing the lid. Do not close the lid while cooking if you need the Paddu to be crispy. Once cooked on one side, flip the Paddu over to the other side and cook the other side in low flame for 2 min while you pour a little oil into the mould again as required.
Once cooked on both sides, remove from the pan and Serve hot with coconut chutney.