An easy-to-make traditional snack that tastes great

I learnt this traditional snack from my mother. Kunukku is easy-to-make, and needs no accompaniments. The raw rice makes it crisp outside and the dals provide a soft bite. This is made during Navarathri to break the monotony of sundal.

What you need:

Raw rice - 1 cup

Channa dal - 1/2 cup

Toor dal - 1/2 cup

Urad dal - 1 tbsp

Red chillies – 4

Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp

Curry leaves - 6 or 7

Salt - to taste

Oil-For deep frying

Cooking instructions

Soak rice, dal and chillies together for three to four hours.

Grind them with asafoetida and salt, adding very little water, to make a thick batter. Take a palmful of batter, and push it with the back of the thumb one by one in the oil, and deep fry.

Anusha Narayanan of Nanganallur loves cooking and blogs on traditional Iyengar recipes at www.mycookdiary.wordpress.com.

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