Pesara punukulu

Today's lunch box is a tiffin / snack / breakfast item. People like me get bored eating same old rice and sabzi or roti or sabzi every day for lunch. So today i thought will prepare some tiffin item. Had pesarattu batter at home so tried out these punukulu or dumpling for todays lunch.
Here is the recipe.....

We need:

Pesalu/ green gram 2cups
Rice 1/4 cup
Ginger 2 inch
Green chilies 3
Salt to taste
Cilantro chopped 1/4 cup
Chopped onion 1/4 cup
Oil to deep fry
Dhaliya 1/2 cup
Grated coconut 1/4 cup
Green chilies 3
Mustard seeds 1/4 sp
Cumin seeds 1/4 sp
Red chili 2
Udad dal 1/2 sp
Curry leaves 4


Soak green gram or pesalu and rice together over night.
Grind it with ginger and green chilies.
Heat oil.
Add chopped onion, cilantro and salt to batter.
Now drop little batter at a time with spoon into hot oil as dumplings.
Fry it brown and remove.
Make a chutney for this punukulu or dumpling.
In a mixer add dhaliya, coconut green chili and salt.
Add water to make smooth paste.
Make tempering by heating little oil.
Add mustard, cumin, red chili, udad dal and curry leaves to oil and fry for a minute.
Add this tempering to chutney.
Serve hot punukulu with this chutney or ginger chutney.


Rajani said...

I haven't seen fried pesarattu balls before, looks very interesting and different lunch :)

Priya Suresh said...

Yum yum,feel like munching some.

Jayashree said...

This is something new to me.

Srivalli said...

Very interesting that you would make this for lunch..I won't mind it myself!.

Gayathri Kumar said...

Looks very delicious...

AvanthiRao said...

My grannys all time favourite item thanks for reminding :)

The Pumpkin Farm said...

i agree, lunch boxes dont need to be rice or roti, this is lovely surprise when making for hubby dear, who is otherwise sniffing the kitchen during the early rush hours trying to guess whats cooking inside.