Prepare time: 15 min              Cook Time: 15 min               Ready in: 30 min

Punugulu / Punukkulu is a Andhra snack and customary street food in Vijayawada and few coastal districts of state. Punugulu may be a deep cooked snack created with rice, urad dal and different spices.they're usually served with peanut chutney  known as as palli chutney or coconut chutney.


For making batter:

  • 1/2 cup urad dal / మినప్పప్పు   
  • 1/4 cup rice / బియ్యం

Other ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp very finely chopped onions / తరిగిన ఉల్లిపాయలు
  • 2 tbsp very finely chopped green chillies / తరిగిన పచ్చి మిరపకాయలు
  • 2 tbsp very finely chopped coriander leaves / తరిగిన కొత్తిమీర ఆకులు
  • oil / నూనె  for deep frying
  • salt - to taste
  • a pinch of baking soda / వంట సోడా
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds / జీలకర్ర  optional


Preparation of batter:

  • First, take abowl or a vessel, add urad dal and rice.
  • Wash these them well.
  • Soak them in water for 7-8 hours.
  • Strain the soaked water.
  • Add the soaked ingredients into a grinder.
  • Add very littlewater and mix into a fine paste.
  • Make a thick batter don’t add more water .
  • Ferment the batter for next 7-8 hours or overnight.

For deep frying:

  • After fermentation, mix it well.
  • Add some salt and baking soda in batter and blend well.
  • Add chopped onions , green chillies, chopped coriander leaves and cumin seeds in batter
  • Mix all the ingredients properly.
  • The batter shouldbe thick enough to make a round dumpling with hands.
  • Heat oil in apan for deep frying.
  • Take some amount of batter, make tiny dumplings/round balls and drop them in oil.
  • Deeply fry them tillgolden brown on all sides on low to medium flame.
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  • Take them out from the oil and place them on an absorbent paper.Serve them hot with coconut Indian chutney or peanut chutney!!!


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