Punugulu kept in a shop in West Godavari for sale
Place of originSouth India
Region or stateAndhra Pradesh, Telangana Hyderabad
Serving temperatureHot
Main ingredientsrice batter

Punugulu(పునుగులు) or Punukkulu is a snack and common street food[1][2] in Vijayawada, Guntur and a few coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh. Punugulu is a deep-fried snack made with rice, urad dal and other spices.[3] They are often served with peanut chutney, known as palli chutney, coconut chutney, tomato chutney, verusanaga chutney or toordal chutney known as Kandhi Pachadi, or they can be served with capsicum peanut chutney. They are also very popular in Hyderabad.


Punugulu served with Coconut chutney and chilly chutney

Punugulu is prepared with the rice batter which is used to make idly and dosa. The batter may be fresh or fermented. Accordingly, the taste differs. First, oil is heated in a vessel for frying. Then, a small amount of batter is added to the oil and deep-fried. Punugulu is generally crispy outside and soft inside.

See also


  1. ^ RAMYA KRISHNA (10 July 2010). "Let the magic unfold". The Hindu. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  2. ^ Kota Saumya (31 July 2013). "Tasty Treats". The new Indian express. Archived from the original on 21 April 2016. Retrieved 9 April 2016.
  3. ^ Lisha Aravind (22 July 2015). "punugulu-recipe-punugulu-with-dosa-batter-punukulu-urad-dal-bonda". Archived from the original on 8 April 2016. Retrieved 9 April 2016.