Idli / Dosa batter - 2 cups
Gram dhal(Kadalai paruppu) - 1/2 cup
Red chillies - 4
Scraped coconut - 1/4 cup
Urad dhal - 2 tsp.
Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp.
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp.
Curry leaves - few
Oil - 1 ladle
Soak gram dhal in water for 1 hour. Drain the water completely and grind it with little salt and chillies to a coarse paste. Mix it with idli/dosa batter.
Chop curry leaves.
Heat a spoon of oil, add mustard seeds, urad dhal, chopped curry leaves, scraped coconut, hing and turmeric powder. Add this to the batter. Mix well.
Heat an appakaral or paniyaram mould (ensure medium heat), pour 1/2 a spoon of oil and then the batter. Cover with a lid and flip it to the other side and cook till golden brown and crispy.
Serve with any chutney of your choice.