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Punukulu (Andhra bajji)

Punukulu (Andhra bajji) Ingredients(punugu)

If  you have  Dosa dough at home this snack item can be prepared easily.  Other wise

Ingredients For Dosa batter:

  • 1 cup urad dal
  • 2 cups rice
  • 1 tea spoon  methi (fenugreek)

Wash and soak 1 cup udat and 1 tea spoon methi for 5 to 6 hours.  Wash and soak rice in a separate vessel for 5 to 6 hours.  Grind  udat dal and rice separately and mix them adding 2 tea spoons of salt to it.  Leave the batter for 10  to 12 hours in a covered vessel or container.


  • Dosa dough          ..            1 cup
  • Salt                      ..            1 tea spoon
  • (as per taste)        ..            1 tea spoon
  • chilly and ginger
  • paste                    ..            1 teaspoon
  • Onion                   ..            1 (finely chopped)
  • Curry leaves         ..            6 to 8 leaves
  • Dhaniya leaves      ..            Finely cut
  • Maida                   ..            2 table spoons
  • Oil                        ..            For deep fry


Take a large bowl, put all the ingredients, (except oil) Mix well and make a thick  batter. Take sufficient oil in a pan for deep fry.

Drop lemon size balls into the oil, and fry until golden brown.  Serve Punukulu  hot with tomato sauce or any other chutney.

(coconut chutney or dhaniya chutney) (click on the links for the recipe)

I am sure you all would like Punukulu which are one of  the most common snacks of Andhra Pradesh.

Punukulu (Andhra bajji)

By Mrs Uma ramana

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