Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Kunukku/Thavala vadai/Adai fritters

Kunukku is a traditional recipe packed with loads of proteins and served to young girls during their puberty. Nowadays our traditional recipes are forgotten (which are not only healthy but tasty as well) and junk foods are dominating and spoiling our health also leads to complications during pregnancy. That's why the traditional recipes are insisted for better health.

  • 11/2 cups Idli Rice
  • 1/2 cup Raw Rice
  • 1/2 cup Toor Dal
  • 3/4 Urad dal
  • 1/2 cup Channa Dal
  • 1/4 cup horse gram(Kollu)
  • 1/2 cup coriander leaves
  • 1/2 tsp ginger (skin peeled and chopped)
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 2 Red Chillies (Adjust to taste)
  • 1 Green chilli
  • 1 cup onion(finely chopped)
  • A green piece size Asafoetida (Hing)
  • 3 spring of Curry leaves 
  • Oil to deep fry
  • As per taste Salt


1) Soak the Rice (Idli rice & Raw rice), Dals (Toor dal, channa dal and Urad dal) and Horse gram (kollu) separately for 2 hours.

2) Grind ginger, coriander leaves, curry leaves, red chili, green chili, Asafoetida and salt together to coarse paste with out adding water.

3) Drain water from rice and add to mixer along with grated coconut to grind by adding limited water ( around 2 tbsp). This needs to be a ground coarsely. Transfer the ground mixture to a container.

4) Drain water from kollu and grind it coarsely and mix it with the ground rice mixture. 

5) Drain water from dals and grind it to add to kunuku batter. Add onion to the batter and mix well.

6) In this whole process limited water needs to be added and the batter should be thick.

7) Heat the oil in a Kadai and take few batter with fingers and drop in oil.

8) Once it turns golden brown, flip it around. Remove the Kunuku once and drain the excess oil on a paper tissue.

Hot hot Kunuku is ready to serve!


1) If you want to prepare a no onion recipe, replace onion with 1 cup of grated cabbage. It tastes great.

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