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
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.