Monday, May 28, 2012

Rainbow guliappa | paddu | Colorful paniyaram recipe

...or Color color guliappa as my son calls it :)

Guliappa is a bite sized snack or a breakfast item. It is usually made with left over dosa/dosai batter & is known by many other names like paddu, gundpongalu, paniyaram, gulittu or appe. Aebleskiver pan or paddu pan is used for making this delicacy.

In order to add more nutrition to my son's tiffin box, I try adding various vegetables to it. Here is one such simple effort of mine & my son loves this rainbow guliappa. It is just a fancy name to attract my little one to eat his dose of vegetables :)

Left over dosa batter: 2 cups
Finely minced vegetables: 2 cups (Refer notes # 1)
Salt: According to taste.
Finely grated ginger: 1/2 tsp

Special utensil:
Aebleskiver pan

Oil: few drops on each mould.

  • Mix the finely minced vegetables with the left over dosa batter, adjust the salt & mix thoroughly.
  • If needed, add a couple of tablespoons of water to the batter.
  • Throw in the ginger & mix well.
  • Heat the pan, add few drops of oil on each mould.
  • When the pan is hot enough, add 1.5 tbsp of batter on each mould & cook it covered. Since, we have added loads of vegetables, it is very essential to cook it on a low-medium heat to ensure the vegetables are completely cooked. Takes around 2 mins to cook. Flip the guliappa & cook on the other side too.
  • Serve it hot with a dip of your choice. 

  1. Choose varieties of vegetables for this. Since it is called rainbow guliappa, you should see an array of colors. I add whatever I have handy & I don't miss on beetroot. Most of the times, I add carrots, cauliflower, cabbage, red onion, jalapenos (only a half or less!), capsicum, beetroot & potato!
  2. Never seen an aebleskiver pan, you can find them in one of my previous posts here.


  1. Delicious and crispy looking paniyaranms.


  2. Good idea to make the kids eat veggies this way.

  3. paniyaram looks yum and nice pictures

  4. Excellent way to sneak the veggies,lovely name attracts a lot.

  5. Looks perfect and yummy.....

  6. Sushma...nimage ondu award kaitaide at my blog :)

  7. Paniyarams always fascinate all my years in South India, never got a chance to taste it! Learnt about it in blogs only after moving here.. :) Good post- thanks for sharing.



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