Kunukku is a deep-fried snack made with rice and lentils. Enjoy these spicy and crispy delights with tea.
Kunukku may possibly be an all time favorite “tiffin” tea time snack in my household.
I have fond memories of my paternal grandma (may she rest in peace) making this exquisite snack abound. I’d always watch her make kunukku after kunukku with patience that our current generation seems to lack. She’d freshly grind the dry chilli, followed by wet parboiled rice and soaked lentils. She had an innate sense of how smooth or coarse the batter should be and she’d always use the right amount of spices and salt to make the batter taste perfect. With utmost precision, she’d drop equal portions of the batter into scalding hot oil, making the perfect sized kunukku pieces.
The art of making kunukku is easy to master. It requires a little practice, for making equal sized balls with a sticky batter like this one isn’t always easy. But with easy alternatives such as spoons or ice cream scoops, you can make your own perfect little kunukku pieces.