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Easy Kunukku

Kunukku is traditionally prepared by soaking dhals and rice and grinding with chillies and salt. This batter is deep fried like bonda. But for a quick version, we can make it with left over idli batter also. This dish is served with chutney.

Easy Kunukku

Recipe by S Kamala
Recipe rating: N/A
Course: SnacksCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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This Kunukku recipe is made with left over idli batter and is served with chutney


  • Idli batter – 1 big bowl

  • Maida or rava – 2 tablespoons

  • Cooking soda – a pinch

  • Onion – 1

  • Green chillies – 2

  • Curry leaves – few

  • Mustard – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Asafotida Powder – 1/4 teaspoon

  • Oil – for deep frying


  • Chop the onion and green chillies finely.
  • Add maida or rave to the idli batter and mix well. If necessary add little water to make the batter flow easily from a spoon when poured. Add a pinch of salt along with cooking soda and chopped onion, green chillies and curry leaves to the batter.
  • In a kadai put a teaspoon oil and when it is hot add mustard. When it pops up add asafoetida powder and pour over the batter and mix well.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and take a small ladle of batter and pour it in the hot oil. Fry till it turns light brown.
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