Punugulu aka Punukulu is a deep fried dish made from left over Idli/Dosa batter. Its a very popular evening snack in Coastal Andhra. Its a great way of using up the left over Idli/Dosa batter. Personally i prefer using Dosa batter to make the punukulu.
This is a deep fried snack, which can be enjoyed with some Hot coffee or tea. If you are looking for a healthier version of this snack, try making Gunta Pongananlu with it. I have already blogged Gunta Ponganalu recipe.
- Left over Dosa/Idli batter - 2 cups
- Rice flour - 4 tsps ( or adjust acc to how thick your dosa batter is)
- Chopped Green chilly- 4 or red chillypowder to taste
- Grated carrot - 2 tsps (optional)
- Chopped ginger - 1 tsp
- Medium chopped onion-1
- Cumin seeds -1 tsp
- Few coriander and curry leaves chopped
- Salt to taste and
- Oil for deep frying
Take the dosa batter and add the rice flour and rest of the ingredients- chopped onion, green chilly, carrot,cumin seeds, chopped ginger, salt and chopped coriander,curry leaves. Mix.
Make sure the batter is slightly thick in consitency.
Now take oil for deep frying. When the oil gets hot, drop in spoonfulls of the batter. Do not over crowd the pan.
If the oil is in the right temperature, very soon the punukulu will float to the top.
Fry on both sides in medium heat till golden brown.
Enjoy as is or with some chuntney of your choice.