Punugulu/Punukulu is an Andhra Savory snack or breakfast.The main ingredient used is Dosa batter but with more thickness not watery consistency.which is fermented gives spongy light weight punugulu.To this batter we add some cumin seeds,curry leaves etc...of your own choice..

Urad dal - 1cup
Raw rice  2 cups
Chopped Onions
Curry leaves  few 
Cumin seeds - 1tbsp
Green chili  3-4(depends on your taste)
Oil - for deep frying

1. Soak urad dal and rice for 5-6hrs.Make a smooth batter and set aside to ferment(apprx 5-6hrs).

2. Add pinch of salt,cumin seeds,chopped curry leaves ,chopped onions and green chilies give a mix.
3. Heat oil in a heavy bottom vessel for deep fry.
4. When the oil is hot reduce to medium flame and drop a batter to test if it comes up then it ready to make punukulu.
5. Wet your hand take a small lemon sized batter and drop in the oil.Prepare a batch of punukulu according to your size of vessel.

6. Deep fry to a golden brown and remove on a paper towel to leave excess oil.

7. They are ready to serve with any chutney(peanut,Tomato,etc).But the chutney should be loose to dip in it.

  • Here i used urad dal with skin so i get bit brown shade.
  • If you have no much time still you can prepare these with fresh batter.But personally like to get fermented.
  • When you want to use fermented batter make sure your batter should be thick when you grind it bcoz after fermentation your batter will become loose.
Thanq!Happy cooking!!


  1. Totally YUMMY


  2. YUmmy snack........will try soon.

  3. Punukulu looks like something similar to the Bonda what we prepare at home. I guess both are same? Aren't they?

    1. They are similar but not same...bonda is made from maida and this from dosa batter try it definitely u will find difference...

  4. mmm.... simply delicious... irresistible

  5. This is my all time fav. Looks so prefect. Love it with a cup of tea.... YUM!!!!

  6. Nice idea for breakfast !! looks inviting

    Hamaree Rasoi

  7. such cute shapes. love this recipe.

  8. Hi Souju, Thank you for visiting and commenting! Great blog. Planning to try this vada this week.

  9. Simple,yummy n delicious snack.

  10. Fantastic recipe & also delicious looking dish. Breakfast/snacks would great with Punukulu.

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