Generally we make kunukku with left over adai batter. We can make kunukku with peanuts also. This is a very crunchy and tasty evening snack. We just need to plan ahead for the soaking part. Rest of the process is simple and straight forward. Try this crispy Verkadalai Kunukku (Peanut Spice Balls) and share your experience!


Verkadalai Kunukku Recipe | Peanut Spice Balls Recipe
Verkadalai Kunukku Recipe | Peanut Spice Balls Recipe


Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time2 hours
Cooking Time45 mins
Yield25 - 30 Kunukku

Verkadalai Kunukku Recipe | Peanut Spice Balls Recipe
Verkadalai Kunukku Recipe | Peanut Spice Balls Recipe


Ingredients:
Roasted and peeled Peanuts1 Cup*
Raw Rice1/4 Cup
Urdal1/4 Cup
Channa dal / Bengal gram dal1/4 Cup
SaltTo taste
Red Chilli4
Hing1/4 teaspoon
OilFor Deep Frying

* 1 cup = 250ml
Verkadalai Kunukku Recipe | Peanut Spice Balls Recipe
Verkadalai Kunukku Recipe | Peanut Spice Balls Recipe

Method:
  1. Take a mixing bowl and add peanuts, red chillies, urdal, channa dal and raw rice in water for about 2 hours.  After 2 hours, drain water from the mixing bowl. 

  2. Add soaked peanuts, dals and rice to the mixer along with red chillies and grind it to a coarse paste.

  3. Heat oil in a pan. When the oil is hot, make small balls out of the ground paste and gently drop it in oil. Deep fry the peanut balls till they are golden brown and becomes crispy. Remove the fried peanut balls and place it in a paper towel to drain the excess oil. Repeat the step for the rest of the ground paste and fry all the peanut balls

  4. The crispy and tasty Peanut Spice Balls (Verkadalai Kunukku) is now ready to serve!
  5. Verkadalai Kunukku Recipe | Peanut Spice Balls Recipe
    Verkadalai Kunukku Recipe | Peanut Spice Balls Recipe

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