Adai Kunukku

I have no idea about the origins of Kunukku, but they are nothing but deep fried left over Adai Batter. They are immensely simple to make and also an excellent use of the leftover. I had some left which was hardly enough to make Adai's for 2 ppl and made these during the heavy rains.

Since the previous week, we gorged on so much of outside food, I dint want to go fried again - instead chose to use my Paniyaram Pan/Pancake Puff pan to make these Adai Kunukkus - Yummy at the same time low in bad calories. You can alternatively drop the prepared batter in hot oil and deep fry these goodies.

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  • Serves: 4 people
  • About 3 cups of Adai Batter
  • 1 red onion, chopped finely
  • few springs of cilantro
  • 1-2 green chillies, sliced thinly (optional)
1. Add the chopped onions and cilantro to the batter and mix well.
2. Heat the pan, add approx 1/4-1/2 tsp of oil.
3. Drop spoonful of the batter in each of the sections.
4. Turn when golden brown. Cook until all the sides are done.

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By Usha on Jan 16, 2009

I have heard of this but have never tried it...yours looks really yum and inviting and I loved your low cal version....

By Arundathi on Jan 8, 2009

dk, you're posting everyday i see! :-) good going!

By DK on Jan 6, 2009

Hi Vanamala,

I made it directly on the stove.:)

By Vanamala Hebbar on Jan 6, 2009

lovely dk..u made directly from the stove or pressure cook

By Cynthia on Jan 5, 2009

Happy New Year!

By veggie belly on Jan 5, 2009

ive never heard of kunuku...but this looks amazing. i'll eat any batter thats deep fried! your pictures are mouth watering. its great to see the kuli paniyaram pan being used so much in the blogosphere :)

By Shri on Jan 5, 2009

Hi DK! Happy New Year!I have tried this with normal batter but different with adai batter.Looks great!!

By Soma on Jan 5, 2009

I could have these now. Its freezing rain here:-( & these vadas look too tempting.

By Curry Leaf on Jan 5, 2009

Perfect DK.Love the low cal version.

By Vibaas on Jan 4, 2009

Love the low cal idea. They look perfect!

By Priya on Jan 4, 2009

I prepared this with left over adai batter..simply delicious!!!

By Vcuisine on Jan 3, 2009

Apt for the season Divya. Have you tried adai idlis. They are simply delicious even without oil:) I am yet to post it. Good day. Viji

By Madhu on Jan 3, 2009

Nice use of adai batter,It must have tasted like dal vadas. I need to buy this pan,can be used for so many recipes.

By Sunshinemom on Jan 3, 2009

We too make this and I love them too! Liked your low cal variation. This way it is also easier to fry!