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Fried Atukulu


This is a quick snack that can be made with very little prep, and light on the stomach. Atukulu, or beaten rice, is a staple in most Indian kitchens, especially those that make poha as breakfast! I’m sure there are more dishes that can be made with atukulu, but am yet to discover, and make them. πŸ™‚



  • Heat the oil in a wide wok on a medium flame, and put the groundnuts in.
  • Put the curry leaves into the basic/bowl into while you intend to put in the fried groundnuts and atukulu.
  • While the oil heats, it also fries the groundnuts. Keep them in until they are well done, and then take them out with a metal sieve.
  • Turn the flame to low and drop a few atukulu at a time. They will immediately puff up. So be sure to put in only a few and scoop them out immediately, else they would get burnt.
  • Follow the process until all the atukulu are done. The curry leaves in the bowl will get fried because of the heat from the groundnuts and atukulu dropped over them.
  • Finally add salt and chilli powder to taste and mix well.

This snack can be store for over a week. But I must say that I’ve never been able to check that out for myself. It’s always over within a couple of days!!! πŸ™‚