>> Thursday, August 21, 2008

Ponganalu is a snack item prepared in the south esp in Andhra Pradesh. This snack can be prepared with left over idli batter. All you need is the stand to prepare this one. The stand comes with a wooden or a metal spatula for easu turning of the ponganalu. You can buy the stand in any Indian stores. The one I have, I brought it from India during my last visit. This is the picture of the stand.
Left over idli batter - 1,2 cups
Onion - 1 finely chopped
Green chillies - 2-3 finely chopped
Curry leaves - 2,3 chopped

1.In a mixing bowl, take all the above ingredients(except oil) and mix them so that there are no lumps.Don't add water as the batter has to be thick. No need to add salt also as the idli batter has salt in it.
2. Now, put the stand on the hot and keep it in med heat. Add few drops or oil in each section of the stand, and slowly with a spoon pour the batter into the sections one by one. See to it, that the batter doesn't come out of the rim of each section, or else if will be difficult for you while turning them. Coat with very few drops of oil on the top of each dumpling.3. Wait for few min's, and with the spatula, turn them around and wait for few more min's.
4. Remove them using the spatula and serve them hot with chutney of your choice.
Ponganalu with tomato-coriander chutney.


Amu... Aug 21, 2008, 11:52:00 PM  

Ponganalu chaala bagunayi Pranee...naa degara pan ledu...eee sari India ki velliappudu techukovali....appudu chestaa...

but yours look mouth watering...:-)

Amu... Aug 21, 2008, 11:53:00 PM  
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Praneetha Raghava Aug 22, 2008, 9:21:00 AM  

thank u amu.. if u don't have this stand, stores lo puff pancake stand dorukutundi. looks exactly like this with a handle. andulo vesukovachu. for ur ref... chk this link to see how it looks : http://davidkearns.com/content/binary/pancake-puff-new.jpg
this might also work.

Amu... Aug 22, 2008, 12:19:00 PM  

Pranee...U are forgetting One important fact...I live in Australia...so we dont get all that u get in US...esp because food habits vary too sweetie...

But thanks for the info dear..:-)

Kitchen Flavours Aug 23, 2008, 10:20:00 AM  

Wow looks gr8. I never know that it is edli batter. I always see them in hotels and never knew what is the ingredient used. Thank u. For this recipe. Bookmarked. Congratulations for the award. Take a copy of the award and paste it in your side bar. (If u like)

Apple Aug 24, 2008, 4:40:00 AM  

The platter looks yum and colorful...Last time Padma bloglo ivi choosinappudu India vellinappudu pan techukundamanukunna..but marchipoyochaa...'ll try to find out if I can find a puff pancake stand here...

Sophie Sep 8, 2008, 9:05:00 AM  

This sounds like a really delicious appetizer :).

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