Kunukku recipe. A simple, crispy and tasty south indian snack or appetizer made using rice and lentils batter.
Kunukku is basically a fried doughs that don’t have any fillings. It is a traditional snack or starter in south india. You can serve kunukku with coconut chutney, mint chutney or coriander leaves chutney.
If you asked ten people to tell you what a kunukku is, you would probably get ten different answers. Kunukku can be made using leftover idli dosa batter or adai batter. You can also add vegetables like corn, zucchini, potatoes, peanuts, onion, cabbage, spinach etc. to the batter and make vegetable kunukku.
In my kunukku recipe, the star ingredient is idli dosa batter. Traditionally kunukku can be made with adai batter or dosa batter. Both ways, it turns out great.
Kunukku can be deep fried either in pan or using paniyaram pan. You need to fry them in medium low flame until golden perfection.
Batter consistency. If the batter consistency is not right, you would not get a perfect kunukku. If the batter is watery, your kunukku will drink lot of oil and the shape of the kunukku will not come out as desired. Make sure kunukku’s batter is neither too thin nor too thick. Only if the batter consistency is right, you will get a crispy exterior and a soft inside.
When I have surprise guests at home and some leftover ingredients, I will make kunukku. They are SO simple to make, and taste just amazing. Plus, the bite-sized nature of them doesn’t make you feel so bad for gobbling up a dozen!
So gather up the ingredients and make a perfect treat for a chilly night!
Idli dosa batter – 1 cup
Semolina/rava – 2 tbsp
Onion (chopped) – 1/2 no.
Green chilly – 1 no.
Curry leaves – 6 to 8 nos.
Cooking soda – a pinch
Asafoetida/hing/perungayam – a pinch
Salt – as required
Oil – to deep fry
Note. The ingredients shown will vary with the original quantity.
1. Add rava, onion, green chilly, curry leaves, soda, asafoetida, and salt to the idly batter. Mix well.
2. Heat oil for deep frying. Take the batter in a spoon and put it in the oil. Deep fry until it turns golden brown.
Now, kunukku is ready! Serve kunukku with coconut chutney or tomato chitney or mint chutney.
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