Kunuku is a famous deep-fried snack in Tamilnadu and it is made from left-over Adai batter. It is made by dropping small amount of batter in hot oil and deep fried until brown or can be mixed with Shredded cabbage, Drumstick leaves, Onions, Coconut or any green leaves before frying.

  • Adai batter - 1 cup Click here for the recipe
  • Onion - 1 medium, finely chopped
  • Curry Leaves - few
  • Fennel seeds - 1/2 tsp (if preferred)
  • Oil - for deep frying
How to make it:

Mix chopped onions, curry leaves and fennel seeds to the adai batter. Drop spoonful of adai batter in hot oil and deep fry until golden brown. Take onto a tissue paper to drain excess oil. Serve with your favourite chutney or hot and sweet ketchup and a cup of tea.

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31 Responses
  1. kunuku looks so crisp anu..

  2. Ideal evening snack..looks delicious :)

  3. Crisp yum snack..loved the name anu..:)

  4. Quick and easy and yummy ! I love such recipes. Your presentation is lovely!

  5. They looks super duper crispy....yummy!!

  6. Unknown Says:

    Yummy snack...pass it on..have to keep a plate while chatting ;)

  7. Finla Says:

    They look so cute and yummy.

  8. he he he love the smily plating! :)

  9. Unknown Says:

    nicely presented looks so crisp yum yum

  10. Parita Says:

    Looks all crispy and delicious..perfect evening snack on a cold evening :)

  11. lata raja Says:

    Yes it is a very interesting snack.

  12. Looks crispy and yummy. Nice presentation.

  13. Priya Suresh Says:

    Prefect evening snack as u said Anu...looks very crispy!

  14. Vishali Says:

    nice yum and tasty Kunukulu....a very perfect snack!

  15. Laavanya Says:

    I love kunukku.. so crispy & delicious. Awesome Anu.

  16. The name is so new to me!!! Its so easy to make too... They have come out crispy adnd the golden brown color is so tempting!!!

  17. Chitra Says:

    Yummmy, my MIL made it once!!

  18. Suparna Says:

    hi anu,
    Thanks for introducing a new snack, looks yumm apt for teatime :)

  19. Pooja Says:

    Crispy and yummy snack..

  20. Manju Says: paatti used to make it so much!

  21. Vrinda Says:

    Great snack with leftover batter..looks so crispy and yummy

  22. Cham Says:

    Delicious snack!

  23. miss v Says:

    yummy... i love fries (of any sort) and catsup. cute pic. :)

  24. Hmm looks amazing Anu.Actually we make this even with the idly dosa batter,jes add a lil bit of onions and make this.A perfect evening snack.Havent tried it with Adai...shall try this:)

  25. Anu Says:

    Crispy Kunukus!! Nice decoration :)

  26. Unknown Says:

    That is a great snack with tea! Lovely plate with goodies.

  27. Vibaas Says:

    yummy :) this was a regular in our house, when i was a i'm trying (not so hard though) to stay away from deep fried :)

  28. kunuku looks so crisp & delicious anu:)

  29. Indian Khana Says:

    Umm yummy....looks gud

  30. Hi I am a new blogger..
    yummy dish..looks great :)

  31. Kalyani Says:

    hey Anu:
    you recipe for Kunuku got me here.. yummy snack and great site too !