Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Punugulu / bonda

Punugulu is a very popular South Indian tea time snack .

Ingredients :
Idly batter - 2cup
Onion - 1small
Green chillies - 2
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Rice flour - 1/4cup
Maida / all purpose flour - 2 tbs
Oil for deep frying

  • Heat oil in a skillet on medium high heat .
  • Mean while finely chop the onion , green chillies and add to the idly batter and mix it well by adding salt .

  • Add rice flour , maida to the batter and mix well .

  • Consistency of batter should be like a thick paste  . Now pugulu batter is ready( check  for the final seasoning , if you want more salt add now)  .

  • Once the oil is hot , take a small spoon full of batter and drop it into the oil or  you can also do it with hand by dropping little bit of batter .( for a single batch you can fry 5-6 punuglu ) .

  • When the edges turn golden brown colour the turn punugulu to other side .

  • when they fry on both sides then it is time to take off from the oil and drain them on the paper to take off any excess oil .

  • Repeat it until you are done with all the batter .
  • Now the punugulu are ready . serve hot punugulu with coconut chutney , allam chutney , tomato chutney....

      - Be careful while working with hot oil .
      - If you like coriander leaves / cilantro , add it along with onions to the batter .
      - If the batter is too thick add little more water , if it is too thin add some rice flour and  maida (2:1 ratio)
      - Don't fry punugulu is very hot oil , they will burn out side and raw inside or not in cold oil they will  absorb lot of oil . Fry them only in medium high heat  .