Wednesday, May 20, 2009


This is one of my favourite snack items . Whenever i make dosa batter i divide them into half while grinding . One batch i will grind in a solid consistency and another in a bit liquid consistency. Solid consistency batter i use it for making either punugulu / gunta ponganalu (paniaram) and liquid consistency batter for making dosas. If u r in dieting and want to reduce deep frys then make guntaponganalu otherwise enjoy punugulu .

Preparation :-

  • Wash & soak 1/2 cup urad dal and 1 cup raw rice together in sufficient water for 6 hrs .

  • After 6hrs has completed drain water and grind it to a solid consistency almost like vada batter consistency. In last round of grinding add 1 tspn salt . Better to use mixcy for grinding since it is a small amount. Add very little water while grinding.

  • Ferment this batter overnight .

  • If u want to have this for evening snack it would be better to soak rice & dal before night and in the morning grind them and allow to ferment atleast 8 hrs and by evening ur batter will be ready to make punugulu .

  • Just before making punugulu add 1 finely chopped onion , 1/2 tspn chilly powder / green chillies , finely chopped coriander sprigs , finely chopped curry leaves , 1/2 tspn cumin seeds , pinch of soda , adjust salt .

  • Heat oil in a pan sufficient for deep frying . When oil is hot start making punugulu with hand , dropping small lumps of batter slowly. Fry them nicely till u see lite golden brown shade and takeout into a paper towel .

  • Enjoy it with karrapodi & ghee or with coconut/peanut chutney.


  1. Krithiga said...
    preethi,thank you so much for this mouthwatering recipe..i tried out and it was a super hit in my friends really liked it and appreciated me..all these credit goes to you..! i really admire your way of cooking and posting..keep rocking.may god bless you..
    sandhya rani said...
    thanks preeti very nice.
    PrakashFathima said...
    Hi Preethi ,
    I Love the way u present the recipe with each step picturised so that even a lay man can understand and cook the delicacies...
    Awesome .... Keep it Up...
    All the best ...!!!!
    DiNe5l-l said...
    Hey preethi,

    I want to eat pungulu now.. Bt I have to wait 15 hrs to eat...:(
    Fara Tabassum said...
    very good...ossm....recipie..thanks..
    Fara Tabassum said...
    vry good...niceeee...tasty...yummmy....wowwww,,,,thanksssss

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