Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Gunta Ponganalu

This is the authentic dish of Andhra . I can say that this is a telangana special dish . My mom while preparing dosa batter she prepares it little thick . After preparing dosa batter she will take sufficient amount of batter to make guntaponganalu in one bowl and the rest in other bowl . After fermentation she mixes sufficient water in the second bowl inorder to get dosa consistency for making dosas. With that thick batter we prepare guntaponganalu . This is one of our favourite tiffins. Even tamilians make similar dish called as 'Paniyaram'.

Preparation :-

  • Take thick dosa batter . To this add finely chopped raw onions , 3o mins presoaked chana dal , sufficient salt , chilly powder , finely chopped coriander leaves and curry leaves .

  • Mix nicely and put aside for 15 mins.

  • Take nonstick guntaponganalu / Paniyaram pan. Apply few drops of oil in all holes . Put this aside for 15 mins.

  • After 15 mins has completed heat this pan . when it is hot add sufficient batter in all holes . Dont overload the batter. If u r trying to make big big ones then batter wont cook inside . So try to fill the batter till the level . Dont make a hill.

  • Put lid on top of it . Put flame in medium heat .

  • After 5 mins take 2 spoons and reverse each of them by balancing with that 2 spoons .

  • Now again put lid and after 3-4 mins takeout the lid and check whether the batter inside is cooked .

  • If they are done then transfer them into a bowl .

  • Repeat the same process by adding little oil in all holes and pouring batter, etc,.

  • Serve them hot with coconut chutney / peanut chutney.


  1. Asha said...
    Mouthwatering snack, great post! :)
    Swatiraj said...
    Hi Preethi,

    This is a very nice dish, and can be made with less oil. I saw this dish in stores, many times, can you tell me which is the best company to buy this?
    Hi swathi , i bought prestige company . It was excellent becoz of its non stick material . Great thing in this is u can use metal spoon to reverse them which we can not do in normal non stick pan . Offcourse this is nearly Rs.400/- . When i saw this i thought it was too expensive but bought it thinking that pans like this we buy once in a lifetime . So thought of going for a good one though little bit costly . Its ur choice.

    With cheers,
    S Krishna said...
    Hi Swathi,

    Thanks for your presentaion. This is one of my favourites too.

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