Gunta Punugulu, How to Make Gunta Punugulu, Ponganalu, Paniyaram

Gunta PunuguluGunta Punugulu Recipe is one of the crunchy South Indian Recipe. In South India, people call this recipe with different names Gunta Punugulu, Gunta Ponganalu or Paniyaram Recipe.

Many of us like to make this recipe with leftover or fermented dosa or idli batter. If the batter is ready, this recipe can be made in no time with fewer ingredients like onions, chillies, and jeera.

In order to make Paniyaram recipe crispy from outside and soft and fluffy inside, one needs to take care of the heat and fermentation of the batter.

Ingredients for Gunta Punugulu Recipe:

Rice – 2 cups.

Moong Dal – 1 cup

Onions – 1 cup.

Green chillies – 2 tbsp. (finely chopped)

Jeera – ½ tbsp.

Ghee to fry

Salt – ¼ tbsp.

Coconut grated – 2 tbsp. (optional)

Coriander leaves – 2 tbsp. (optional)

Water – Required amount to soak.

How to Make Gunta Punugulu Recipe:

  • Take two cups of rice and one cup of moong dal in the ratio 2:1.
  • Soak two ingredients for about 4-6 hours by adding adequate water.

1 Making of batter

  • Grind both the ingredients one by one to the fine paste.
  • Add ¼ tbsp. salt and marinate for 4-5 hours.

2 Adding salt to batter



  • Take some quantity of batter into the bowl and add 1 cup sliced onions.
  • Add 2 tbsp. finely chopped green chillies, ½ tbsp. jeera and mix well.

3 Adding ingredients to punugulu

Tip1: At this point, you can add carrot grate and finely chopped coriander leaves.

Tip2: At this point, we can simply add raw onions, chillies, and jeera or roast them in oil and add them. But make sure that onions are overcooked.

  • Take Punugulu vessel (preferably non- stick) and apply ghee to each hole of the vessel to fry Gunta Ponganalu.

4 Adding Ghee to Punugulu vessel

  • Using small spatula add batter to each hole and fry for a minute.

5 Adding batter

Tip: Batter must be running not hard. If needed we can add little water to it.

  • When one side is cooked to golden brown, flip each punugu to another side.

6 Flip Punugu

Tip: Paniyaram Recipe tastes great when they are hot and crispy.


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Rambabu Uppada

I am Rambabu Uppada, founder of Indian Recipe Info. I am fond of food, I thought of sharing my cooking experience with you all. I designed each recipe in such a way that you can simply follow my steps and prepare restaurant rich recipes at your home.

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