Just like most other deep fried snacks from around the world, Punugulu ae just too damn delicious and yes, you cannot eat just one! However unlike most of them, punugulu has no added sugars, is vegan and almost borders the realm of the loved-by-all healthy snacks. Fondly renamed as dosa vadas by my husband, punugulu is a much loved recipe that was passed on by my grandmother and grandmas are never wrong, are they? 🙂
Life comes with it’s share of mysteries, something that evades you on a daily basis; something that your small hands just cannot grab hold of. It could range from uncertainties about one’s future to an exam in school to cooking. While there is a spectrum of things that weigh on my mind every day, on the lighter end of it is snack time!
Yeah, for the life of me, I cannot seem to crack this mystery meal!
When do we have a snack? Is it too late and will it mess with my dinner? If I skip dinner, will I wake up in the middle of the night with a too-severe-to-lie-in-bed hunger pang? Do I make a healthy snack? Or is it alright to have a small portion of a not-so-healthy snack?
I know what you are thinking right now. You can see that meme with the guy laughing and saying “B****, please! I have bigger problems in life!” 😀 Trust me, I do too but the simple ones like these have a way of buzzing in your head like an annoying fly that keeps hovering around you!
However, come weekend, and I turn off all things that don’t let me relax. Weekends = Netflix marathons and food and unwinding. Snack issues are more like no issues over the weekend. With punugulu which is the local name for vegan rice fritters gracing our weekend last Sunday, destressing was a breeze.
Made with left over dosa batter, punugulu requires hardly any prep work but results in little bites of joy. Whether you are entertaining unexpected guests or dealing with snack issues like me, punugulu is THE recipe you must reach out for!
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