PUNUGULU (URAD DAL FRITTER/PAKODA)

PUNUGULU (URAD DAL FRITTER/PAKODA)

Hey guys! The rainy season is almost upon us and with the season comes the craving to have hot pakoda’s. I have posted many pakoda recipes before. This recipe is a famous Andhra street food usually made using idli batter. I have used my rava urad dal batter the link for the batter is posted below. These pakoda’s are so simple to make and extremely tasty. Serve it hot with filter coffee or tea during pouring rain’s outside. The batter used in this recipe should have very less water so while grinding the batter use very little water (I have used only 2-3 tbsp for grinding). If using ready idli batter do not add water to it. So lets get cooking….

Ingredients:

Idli batter – 2 cups

Onions (finely chopped) – 2 medium

Capsicum (finely chopped) – 1 large

Cabbage (finely chopped) – 1 cup

Green chilly (finely chopped) – 2-3 pieces

Ginger-Garlic paste – 2 tsp

Salt as per taste

Cooking soda/Soda bi Carb – 1/4 tsp

Oil for frying

Method:

In a bowl mix together all the ingredients. In a wok take oil for deep frying. Let the oil become hot. Drop a little of the batter in the oil if it comes up instantly the oil is ready. Now drop small dollops of the batter in the batter using a spoon or hand and let it fry till golden brown on high flame. Do not turn the pakoda in the oil till it comes up on its own. Serve hot.

Link to rava urad dal batter

Rava and Urad Dal Dosa

This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla.’ 

19 responses to “PUNUGULU (URAD DAL FRITTER/PAKODA)”

  1. Being a Hyderabadi..it’s one of my favourite thing …i have tried it so many times but bahar wala taste nahi aaya…that bandi wala taste ..always pulls me towards it.

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  2. Looks really tempting. I usually make appes from the leftover idli batter and will try your recipe next time. Thank you for sharing it.

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  3. These look a lot like mangodas. We have lived in Andhra decades back but never got a chance to try these. Another delicious recipe, Shail. Thanks for sharing it.

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  4. The only way my elder one will consume lentils is through these pakoras. She will gobble these up in a min but a bowl of daal will take eons to finish during lunch time 🙂

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