If you know south Indian cuisine, you would know that there are a range of dishes that one cannot possibly find anywhere else. Be it the crispy, bite-sized punugulu or the soft and mushy bonda, south Indian snacks are a reservoir of mouth-watering delicacies that are perfect to pair with your evening cuppa! South Indian snacks aren't just quick and easy to make but also light on the tummy. And for all those hunger pangs that strikes you as soon as the clock strikes at 4 or 5 in the evening, many regional south Indian snacks can come to your rescue. Much beyond idli and vadas, there are countless south Indian snacks that you must try.
Chukkappam, for instance, is one south Indian snack from Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu, that is often served with chicken fry and is loved for many reasons. The crispy, crunchy button-shaped snack is fried goodness that when paired with chicken fry makes for a chewy, crunchy, wholesome meal. Chukkappam is one snack that is hard to find anywhere outside Kanyakumari itself. Hence, many people make it at home to store for long. And we've got a stellar recipe right here for you to try at home. You can savour it as is along with some chutney, spin a little to make stuffed chukkappam or simple go the classic way to pair with chicken fry.
How To Make Chukkappam | Chukkappam Recipe:
All you need to do is to make a mix of coconut milk with spices, including garam masala, chili powder, fennel powder, ginger-garlic paste and curry leaves. Make a dough of it and combine with a mix of rice flour and egg. Take out long thin strips from the dough, flatten to balls and make uniform, small button shapes of it. Deep fry these balls in batches until crisp and cooked. Let it cool and serve with chicken fry!
Find the full recipe of chukkappam here.
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About Aanchal MathurAanchal doesn't share food. A cake in her vicinity is sure to disappear in a record time of 10 seconds. Besides loading up on sugar, she loves bingeing on FRIENDS with a plate of momos. Most likely to find her soulmate on a food app.