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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Punugulu / Punukulu / Pulibongaralu



Punukulu are a traditional Andhra breakfast / snack item. Even though they are prepared at homes, they are one of the popular street snacks there and can be prepared in two ways either using a batter specially meant to prepare punukulu or can be made using leftover rice / idli batters. Both ways they taste great and are prefect along with tea / coffee on a cold, rainy evening like we have today.

Ingredients: (3 servings)
1.5 cups fermented thick dosa batter
2 - 4 Tbsp rice flour
1 big onion finely chopped
2 green chillies, finely chopped
Few curry leaves, roughly chopped
Salt to taste (only if needed / if dosa batter is unsalted.)
Oil to fry


Method:
* Heat oil in a frying pan.
* Mean while, combine all the other ingredients in a mixing bowl.
* When the oil is hot enough to fry, drop about a tablespoonful of batter into the oil using your fingers or a spoon. Repeat the step and drop the batter balls as many as the pan can fit, without overcrowding. 
* Fry the punugulu on medium flame until they turn golden brown and are cooked through.
* Serve them with peanut or roasted chickpeas chutney.



19 comments:

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

Love these..My husband is a fan of these!! Folks back home get these from the street hawker as you mentioned!

Priya Suresh said...

Those tiny bites are damn attractive,i dont mind finishing that whole plate.

Sapana Behl said...

looks yummy..

Rajani S said...

Sounds like a variation of paniyaram :-). Its come out perfectly brown and looks very tempting...

ANU said...

very nice snack...
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Nalini's Kitchen said...

perfectly made punugullu,love to haves those cuties with a cup of tea in a rainy evening...

Archana Potdar said...

Sounds like meduvada to me. Looks yum.

The Pumpkin Farm said...

this seems good when you have excess batter left over, like it happened for me today morning, all things are easily available, nice recipe, thanks for sharing

The Pumpkin Farm said...

this seems good when you have excess batter left over, like it happened for me today morning, all things are easily available, nice recipe, thanks for sharing

vaishali sabnani said...

Oh lovely...and simple too..and fried food, obviously the taste too has to be fantastic!

Preeti Garg said...

Wow... what a lovely recipe.. so tempting Bookmarked

Foodiliciousnan said...

My mom makes this. She adds a little rava too. I think w call it thunuku/kunuku in Tamil. This is just the thing you need on any evening, hot or cold!

Srimathi Mani said...

Love the deep fried vadai's.

Srivalli said...

Suma, those pictures really take the breath away!..looks stunning, if I can say that about a food picture..:)

Pallavi Purani said...

I had this at a dhaba when I was enroute to Chennai from Bangalore. Such yummy fluffy goodness.

Pavani N said...

Love the presentation--makes me want to dunk a couple (or the whole plate) of those punukulu in that yummy chutney.

Suchi Sm said...

Lovely bondas...

Suchi Sm said...

Lovely bondas...

Manju said...

lovely snack, this was in my list for long time.