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kunukku recipe

crispy fried lentil fritters
Prep Time2 hrs
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time2 hrs 30 mins
Course: Starters
Cuisine: Tamilnadu cuisine
Keyword: healthy, tea time snacks
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 1/4 cup bengal gram
  • 1/4 cup tur dal
  • 1/8 cup urad dal
  • 1/8-1/4 cup raw rice
  • salt to taste
  • 4-5 no red chillies
  • 1 pinch asafoetida
  • 1/4 cup grated coconut
  • 1 no green chilli chopped
  • 1 sprig curry leaves - chopped
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
  • oil - for deep frying


  • wash and soak Bengal gram, tur dal, urad dal and raw rice in water for 2 hours. 
  • drain the water completely . grind it to coarse paste with salt, red chillies, asafoetida. 
  • add grated coconut, green chilli chopped, curry leaves chopped and coriander leaves chopped. 
  • mix well. pinch drop tiny balls in medium hot oil and deep fry until golden brown. 
  • strain it to a paper towel. serve hot with coconut chutney. 



few do not add even asafoetida when serving for the deity. In case you follow that, then skip adding it.