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
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.