A perfect snack when one is short of time, provided the legwork is done ahead! This savoury Undappam recipe has many variations and terms across South India: Paniyaram, Ponganalla, Gundappa, Appe... It allows for many combinations seen in the fermented rice-urad dal batter that is the one of the staples of South Indian cuisine.
The recipe follows a friend's mom's recipe that was a favourite tiffin-box treat for us. The original recipe for Undappam is followed here; just added onions, finely chopped green chillies with a tempering of mustard, urad dal seeds, red chillies, pinch of asafoetida and curry leaves.
This goes to Priya's Bookmarked Reicpes-Every Tuesday Event.