Saturday, October 15, 2011

Gunta Ponganalu

Gunta Ponganalu/pongalalu is an age old yummy evening snack recipe of Andhra, even can be had for breakfast accompanied by Errakaram, this makes ponganalu much more consuming. These ponganalu are mostly done with leftover dosa batter. To prepare these we do need a special cooking pan called "Guntaponganala Pennam". Preparation of this snack varies from region to region.....here's my version. BTW thank you Sissy "J" for gifting me this Pennam.


Batter Recipe:

Use left over dosa batter, if not soak 1/2 cup urad dal and 1 cup raw rice for about 5-6hrs. Then grind it to fine paste adding just enough water and required salt, the consistency of the batter should be like dosa batter. Take the batter into a big vessel, cover and let it sit overnight for fermentation.
Take1 big red onion, finely chopped, 3no.green chillies - finely chopped, 2springs curry leaves - finely chopped, 1 teaspoon of cumin, add all these ingredients to the batter and mix thoroughly.




Recipe:
Place the ponganala skillet on medium heat. Add few drops of oil into each pit with a spoon, rub oil around the pit with a cut onion poked to the fork. When the skillet is hot enough, fill the pits with the batter and cover with a lid and cook in a medium flame for 5 min.Then remove the lid and gently lift the ponganalu with a spoon, turn each to the other side, cook the other side also for 5 min.in medium heat, now remove from the skillet gently and repeat the same process with the remaining batter. Cooking in medium heat is the most important thing in making these things.

2 yummies:

Priya said...

Yum yum, spongy ponganalu makes me hungry..

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Lovely...
Isnt this Kuyipaniyaram??

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Sandhya
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