Kunukku Recipe (South Indian Spicy Lentil Fritters)
Kunukku recipe is traditional South Indian Style Lentil fritter. The lentils fritters are very similar to the vada, except that it is made with a combination of lentils most often using the adai batter. It also makes a great snack for children as it is rich in proteins and made healthy without deep frying.
If you like this recipe, you can also try other Indian appetiser such as
- 1 cup Idli Rice
- 1/4 cup White Urad Dal (Split)
- 1/4 cup Arhar dal (Split Toor Dal)
- 1/4 cup Green Moong Dal (Split)
- 1/4 cup Yellow Moong Dal (Split)
- 4 Dry red chillies
- 2 Green Chillies
- 2 sprig Curry leaves
- 4 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped
- 1/2 teaspoon Asafoetida (hing)
- Salt , to taste
How to make Kunukku Recipe (South Indian Spicy Lentil Fritters)
To begin making the Kunukku Recipe recipe, soak the rice and dal for about 4 to 5 hours. Drain the excess water and grind the soaked lentils, chillies, curry leaves and cilantro into a smooth mixture adding very little water.
You essentially want a thick Kunukku batter. Add the asafoetida and salt to the batter and stir well. I like to use a Kuzhipaniyaram Pan to make these Kunukkus as it makes it a healthy alternative to its deep fried counterpart.
Add a teaspoon of oil into each of the cavities of the paniyaram pan. Add in spoonfuls of batter to fill up each cavity. You could add additional oil to make these more crisp.
Cover the pan and cook them until the tops look steamed and the bottom is golden brown.
Turn them over and cook on the other side adding any additional oil if required.