Gunta ponganalu with left over Idli Batter

When I posted gunta ponganalu with dosa batter many asked me wether we can do with idli batter or not. I tried with idli batter several times, but failed. when I added rice flour and little baking soda they came really good and theytasted much better than that are done with dosa batter. Ponganalu are like baked cup cakes, but they are crispy out side and spongy inside. It is the yummy recipe is made with left over dosa batter. It is very simple and easy to prepare snack. kids will love it. To make this recipe you will need a mould/ special skillet. They are available in Indian stores.

Idli batter- 2cups
Rice Flour-2tbsp

Baking Soda-pinch
salt to tase
Cumin seeds -1/4ts
Green chili finely chopped-1ts
coriander/ cilantro finely chopped-10 springs
Onions finely chopped-1/2cup
Carrot grated- 2ts(optional)

Mix all the ingredients together. Heat the special skillet and add 2drops of oil in each mould and pour batter into mould up to 2/3rd and cover with lid. When bottom turns brown, turn the other side and close the lid, when the other side is well cooked remove them and serve with chutney you wish. I prefer ground nut chutney/coconut chutney.
Hope you like my recipe.


  1. I love this ponganalu or paniyaram recipe with left over idli/dosa batter, such a great thing to do and if the batter is slightly sour, it makes it even more better :)

  2. Yummy and perfect it

  3. Nice recipe to use leftover idli batter. Looks so yumm..

  4. Mouth watering and delicious recipe.. looks absolutely perfect.. love it :)
    Indian Cuisine

  5. Looks excellent,wat a wonderful leftover magic..


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