Punugulu with Idli Batter

Punugulu, is a special street food recipe from Andhra. This snack is prepared from idli/dosa batter. This is very tasty and easy to prepare evening snack.


  • Idli / dosa batter – 1 ½ cup
  • Rice flour – 2 tbsp
  • Semolina – 1 tsp
  • Black pepper – ½ tsp (crushed)
  • Onion – ½ piece (freshly chopped)
  • Ginger – ½ tsp (finely chopped)
  • Green chilli – 2 to 3 nos (finely chopped)
  • Curry leaves – few (finely chopped)
  • Coriander leaves – few (finely chopped)
  • Salt – as needed
  • Cumin seed – a pinch
  • Baking soda – ¼ tsp (Optional)


Add all the ingredients mentioned above one by one into a bowl. Baking soda can be added to get a good texture. Mix all the ingredients well. Add more rice flour if needed to adjust the consistency. Now pour oil into a frying pan and let it boil. Once the oil is hot, pour enough batter to prepare bite size balls. Fry it under low flame till a golden colour is achieved. You can add finely cut vegetables to the batter if needed.

Punugulu is Ready to Eat !!!