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Cooks in: 30 Minutes Serves: 2 People

Kunukku is a snack item prepared with soaked and ground rice and pulses along with spices and deep fried later.  Replacing rice with millet didn't change the taste. The millet kunukkus stay crisp for a long time and absorb less oil compared to rice.



  1. Wash and soak the millet for 2 hours.
  2. Wash and soak all pulses together for 2 hours.
  3. Grind coconut, chillies and salt.
  4. Add drained millet and pulses and grind coarsely adding very little water. The batter should be thick.
  5. Add veggies, asafoetida and the leaves. Mix well.
  6. Deep fry on medium heat by dropping small pieces.


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  1. I made this with proso millet, cabbage and carrot! What a replacement snack ! Thanks a lot for sharing this with us and i had never heard of this snack before !

    1. Hi Sudha,
      Your Kunukkus with Proso Millet looks awesome. Happy to know that you liked it very much. Thanks for validating and sharing your experience.

  2. Made this for saraswathi puja and it was a big hit. The only addition I made was coarsely grinding coriander seeds and adding it to the batter. Give this recipe a try .

  3. Tried this today … excellent taste…
    much much better taste than rice kunukku… my friends loved it…
    very good snack

    1. Hi Subha,
      Thanks for trying and validating the recipe. Happy to know that your friends loved it. Keep sharing your experience with us.

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