''/> Punugulu - Snack with Dosa-Idly Batter Skip to main content

Latest on the Blog

Brinjal Gothsu (Curry with Brinjal)

Punugulu - Snack with Dosa-Idly Batter

Punugulu is an easy tea time snack made with leftover idli batter.(Idli batter is a fermented rice and urad dal batter). I have shared Idly-Dosa batter recipe in another post. Punugulu or punnukullu is a common street snack in the coastal regions of Andhra.These are crisp deep fried snack that can be enjoyed with some spicy Chutney and a hot cup of tea. There are different versions of it, many make with fresh batter, many with leftover sour batter. I usually have dosa- Idly batter ready for the week and a sudden demand for snack ends up into these wonderful, tasty and easy Punugulu. Lets see how its done: Step by step image given below.
Also check out the recipe for Leftover Idly Snack on the blog. 

Serves: 2 (makes about 10)
  • Idli Batter - 1 Cup
  • Baking soda - 1 pinch
  • Salt - 1 pinch or as per taste
  • Asafoetida - 1 pinch
  • Red chilli powder - 1 pinch
  • Jeera - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - 4 finely chopped(optional)
  • Coriander leaves - 1 Tbsp finely chopped
  • Onion - 2 Tbsp finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli chopped (optional)
  • Semolina / Rava - 1/2 Tbsp
  • Rice Flour - 1 to 11/2 Tbsp (adjust as needed)
  • Oil - for frying
  1. Take the idli batter in a mixing bowl and add all the other listed ingredients to the bowl, except the oil. Mix well to form the batter
  2. Heat oil in a kadai for frying. Using your fingers take a small portion of the batter, shape it into a rough ball and drop it gently in the hot oil.
  3. Fry in medium flame until the punugulu is nice golden. 
  4. Transfer to a paper napkin to remove excess oil.
  5. Serve hot along with any chutney. Enjoy!
  • You can avoid baking soda if you want. Just keep the batter mixed for 10 mins before preparing. Baking soda makes it soft.
  • Fry these in batches. 
If you happen to make this recipe do tag me on  Instagram and pin it on Pinterest 
Keep sharing and loving !



Most Popular Ones

Super Moist Chocolate cake with Frosting

If you are looking for a super moist cake which is easy and can be made in one bowl, well look no further -this is the one. Its extremely moist, melts in your mouth chocolate cake. And to have these super moist cake with a drizzle of creamy chocolate frosting is just divine. Another great thing about this cake recipe is that it calls for simple ingredients that I always have on hand. Nothing beats being able to make one of your favorite cakes without having to run to the store for ingredients. In short this recipe is perfect for all the chocolate lovers out there. With the measurements given below you will yield a 1 cake made in 8 * 8 inch cake tin. You can double the amount and make it as 2 cakes for a layered 2 tier cake with frosting. Also these can be baked as a loaf cake. PS: For all those who want to have the measurements to be reduced into half the quantity or want to double the quantity (specially for baking) I recommend using a recipe calculator. I usually use this Recipe Cal

Easy Sambar (without tamarind)

Sambar is a must in most south Indian families and like others even I have grown up having dosa- sambhar and chutney's. A Sambar is a lentil based vegetable stew or curry cooked with dal/lentils along with some veggies and some tamarind pulp. There are coconut based sambar as well and each region has its own sambar variation. In my house, we all prefer quick meals, but yet tasty. My mother who was a working lady would make elaborate meals only during holidays or special occasions. Rest all the meals would be quick yet very very tasty. This is one such sambar which my mom has taught me and is super quick.  This doesn't use tamarind like in a traditional sambar and gets its tangy flavour from tomatoes. Its quick, one pot sambar recipe. Lets dive in and see how its done: Ingredients: Serves 3 1/2 to 1 cup Tur Dal/ Yellow Lentils 2-3 tomatoes chopped (depending on size) 1/2 cup Veggies each of your choice cubed Turmeric powder A pinch of Asafoetida/ Hing 1/2 tsp chilli powder Salt

Home-Made Nuts Powder

Home-Made Nuts powder is something which I have been making since Jeremy was a 9 month old. Initially to introduce nuts, I used to powder each nut separately (one day each) and mix with every food. As he grew older I realized he hates whole nuts especially Almonds and Pistachios. Cashews are still ok with him provided they are salted ones. But still he wasn't consuming much. Thats when I decided to continue making the essential and important nut powder. He hates the fact that nuts or chunky powder has been added and just rejects the whole meal even though its tasty and likes it. But this fine nut powder is a winner and I add it up in almost everything on a daily basis.  So this nut powder is perfect for fussy kid like mine or if you just wanna introduce nuts to your kids diet, this is a good solution. Its pretty simple and fuss free.   The powder is suitable for babies over 8 months, but before you feed this to your baby, make sure that baby has already tried the powdered version o