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Monday, September 21, 2009

Thengolu / Thengolalu Type 1

1/2 cup Black Gram seeds / Uddina bele / Urad dal
3 cups Rice flour
1/4 tsp Asafetida powder
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds / Jeera
1/2 tsp Chilly powder
2-3 tsp Butter/ Benne
Salt to taste

Soak black gram seeds in water for about 3-4 hrs. Wash it properly and grind it to smooth paste by adding sufficient amount of water.
Put rice flour, chilly powder, asafetida powder, salt in a vessel. Add melted butter and mix them well. Add ground black gram seeds batter and mix them well by adding sufficient amount of water. (Don't make the dough too thin.) Kneed the dough properly and keep it aside for about 15-20 mins by covering a lid.

For making thengolu use chakkuli maker machine with disc having 3 round big holes as shown in the picture below.

Fill the Chakkuli maker with the prepared dough and press into round shape in a plastic sheet as shown in the picture below.

Keep oil in a thick bottomed vessel and heat it. Put pressed thengolus in oil and deep fry until they turn golden in color.

Once they are cooled to room temperature, store them in an airtight container. Serve along with coffee or tea.


Ash said...

Oh! my dad loves it a lot. He always got mom to prepare this for him during the festival of lights "DIWALI". I did not know how to, now that u've posted, it has served me this regard.

HAPPY DASHERA to u & ur family.


Damodar said...

Hi Krishnaveni,

very nice u to here in blogging.. good work...

Chitra said...

Love this snack..looks nice & crispy :)

I CCIE said...

Wow..thanks for the recipe.. its really helpful..pls include some more mangalore dishes next time...(like pathrode ,buns )

Krishnaveni said...

@ Dont Mind Talks,
Thanks for the comment.

I have already posted those recipes in my blog.
Here are the links:
Pathrode Roll
Pathrode Sihi Oggarane
Pathrode Khara Oggarane
Mangalore Buns

Malar Gandhi said...

Thengolu...lovely native snack...what could match this. Pictures are so nice.