May 1, 2009

GUNTA PONGANALU OR PONGANALU ( PANIYARAM)

This is not a traditional breakfast from Andhra Pradesh. But some places like Ryalaseema people make these delicious hot Indian muffins. Originally I think we adopted this recipe from Tamilnadu and they call this as Paniyaram or Kuzhi Paniyaram and also well known as Appy, in Telugu we call this Gunta Ponganalu
Or Ponganalu. And here is the recipe………

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INGREDIENTS:--
Urad dal --- 1/2 cup
Rice --- 1 cup
Fenugreek seeds --- 1/4 tea sp
Sago (sabudana, saggubuyam) --- 1 tab sp
How to make the batter:--
Soak all above ingredients in water for 4- 6 hours and grind in to a smooth paste adding just enough water.
Remove from the grinder in to a big vessel and leave it in a warm place over night for fermentation.
This batter should be like a thick idli batter consistency hummm what else I can give an example yes this consistency like tined condensed milk consistency.
Next day morning this batter is ready to make ponganalu only thing you have to add some seasoning to this batter

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FOR SEASONING:---
Channa dal --- 2 tab sp
Cumin seeds --- 1 tea sp
Green chilies --- 4 finely chopped
Onion -- 1 big chopped
Curry leaves – 12 cut in to small pieces
Coriander leaves ----- 1 tab sp chopped
Salt to taste
Mix all above ingredients to the fermented batter and mix well

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HOW TO MAKE PONGANALU:---
Heat ponganala skillet in a medium heat and then add few drops of oil in to each impression.
Now fill the impressions 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 (if properly cooked, they should come out easily without sticking the skillet. If not cook for few more min.
Turn each to the other side to cook the other side also for 5 min.in medium heat (this time don't cover the skillet)
Remove from the skillet gently and repeat the same process with the remaining batter. Cooking in medium heat is the main point for making ponganalu.
Serve hot with coconut chutney.

27 comments:

srikars kitchen said...

kalakunga.. looks yummy & delicious.. crispy as well.

Madhumathi said...

I love paniyaram. yours look perfect..wonderful pictures!!

sowmya said...

love them..i made them yesterday for few friends..i love the addition of sago..have not tried this so far..

Prathibha said...

one of my favourites too..

Ushanandini said...

Paniyaram looks yum and lovely! I miss those little paniyarams!

Curry Leaf said...

I love it Rekha.This is one of the traditional Konkani bfast as well.I us a slighly different version though without sago.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Nice Ghol Ghol shapes REkha, love them... Havent made them in a long time...

Sireesha said...

Looks delicious and yummy:)

Priya said...

Fluffy paniyaram looks too good Rekha...will try urs soon!

Varunavi said...

Looks yummy and great snap :)

Trupti said...

paniyaram looks delicious. If u want u can send them to CFK:Rice event

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

wow looks yummy.low fat simple snack!

Lavanya said...

awesome pics rekha..looking perfect n yummy!!

Pooja said...

wow chala bagunnayi rekha..Crispy ga yummy ga vunnayi..Nice clicks..

notyet100 said...

though i hav the panirayam pan,...i hve to still try this one,..tnks for the recipem,,;-)in bglore i guess thy call this paddu

Lisa said...

I must, must, must try these. I just have to get the proper pan. Your pictures are just gorgeous.

Le @HC said...

Nice close up clicks. Will go great with a bowl of sambar!! :)

Divya Vikram said...

They loook too good! Perfect snack!

Ramya said...

my fav snack, looking yummy

a2zvegetariancuisine said...

I make it all the time, but have never tried adding Sago. Will definetly try it out adding sago next time.

Poornima Nair said...

The look scrumptious. Have come out perfect.

Cham said...

I make with leftover idli batter, looks yum!

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice yummy one

Vani said...

Lovely picture, Rekha!

Deepa Hari said...

Ponganalu looks perfect and yum Rekha...Beautiful clicks.

Valarmathi said...

I make this with idly batter. Paniyaram looks yummy and delicious.

Aparna said...

Looks appetizing. We also call this "uppappam" and its usually made for tiffin/ snack.