Quick, Easy, and Crunchy Thengolu

My Mom used to make the most crunchy and crispy Thengolu. The recipe she has is so easy and no matter what, it comes out the same way each and every time. It is the one fried dish I like to prepare since I know it will be over in minutes. Like the saying in Kannada goes” Kumbharange ondu varsha, doneege ondu nimisha”. Oh well, so much for the talking, here is the recipe:


  1. 3 cups rice flour or Akki hittu
  2. 1 cup urad flour or uddina hittu
  3. 1 and 1/2 tsp Jeera
  4. 1 and 1/2 tsp sesame seeds
  5. pinch of asafotedia or hing
  6. salt to taste
  7. 3 tsp melted butter, I used warm oil instead
  8. Oil for frying


  • In a big bowl mix all the ingredients from 1-7. The dough should be a little tough, not very hard. Just like chakali dough.
  • Heat oil in your frying pan. Let the oil heat in medium heat.
  • Put the dough in your chakli press, and press the thengolu directly in the pan in circles.
  • I like it golden brown, but when you see that the thengolu looks crunchy, you can take it out of the oil and place in a paper towel. I just don’t like white and soggy thengolu.
  • I should warn you that thengolu drinks oil like water. So, make small batches.


10 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Shruthi on May 26, 2013 at 7:15 am

    Thanks for the puja , padati , lyrics and recipes . This site helped me lot


  2. Posted by Shruthi on December 23, 2012 at 5:32 am

    I luv ur website because it has all the info which i need . I get everything from lyrics of songs , traditional south Indian recipes, and the metho to perform Puja or vrata . Thanks for the wonderful website


  3. Posted by Shruthi on December 23, 2012 at 5:26 am

    I luv ur website because i get everything from lyrics of songs on gods , how to perform a puja or vrata and even traditional recipes


  4. Posted by meeraghu on May 31, 2008 at 11:59 am

    Hi Jayyu Aunty,
    Thanks for you comments. Do send me your recipes, and also pictures. I will post them here.


  5. Posted by jayyu on May 31, 2008 at 11:00 am

    Nice, easy method of doing a favorite.I too will have some easy recieps.Continue.Expecting some more easy ones.Bye


    • we use to soak the rice and urad dal separately n dry in shadow n then we fry and make it powder its along process, tell me is it necessary? or directly we can use raw flour? Gokulashtami is nearing


      • Posted by meeraghu on August 3, 2015 at 10:09 am

        I use raw powders brought from stores. If you wish you can do the old way as well, which is quite tedious.

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