chegodilu is a deep fried snack from Andhra and is also called as ring murukku, kodubale in the neighboring states. They are made with rice flour, dal, cumin, red chili powder and some add curry leaves for added flavor.
to make chegodilu recipe,here are the quick tips to prevent them from bursting.
Why do chegodilu/ ring murukku burst?
1. If they are made thick, they tend to burst.
2. If they are hollow, they burst.
So if you are going to try ring murukku, do not make them thick and hollow. As a safety measure, always keep the kids out of the kitchen while you deep fry the foods.
Here are the step by step pictures I followed to make chegodilu recipe
1. Clean dal, cumin and sesame seeds before using.
2. Bring 1 cup water to a rapid boil with salt and dal.
3. Add the flour and other ingredients except oil.
4. Mix well.
5. Cover it and allow to rest for about 15 minutes. Grease hands and knead to a smooth dough.
6. Pinch off small portions of the dough and rolled them as shown in the picture and then join the edges to make a ring. Cover with a damp cloth to prevent them from drying.
Remember to make them thin and even otherwise they may burst or even not get cooked well and remain soft and soggy.
7. Heat the oil for deep frying, fry till golden on a medium heat. Do not fry on very low flame, they turn rock hard. Do not fry them on a high flame, they get browned faster and don’t get cooked inside.
8. Drain chegodilu on to a tissue and cool completely. Store them in an airtight container.
find chegodilu recipe below
- 1 cup rice flour (store bought will do)
- 1 cup water
- Salt as needed
- 1 tsp moong dal / pesara pappu
- ¼ tsp, cumin (optional)
- Curry leaves few chopped finely
- ¼ tsp. red chili powder
- 1 tsp. sesame seeds (optional)
- Fat Pinch of hing
- Oil for deep frying
- To make chegodilu, refer the step by step instructions mentioned in the post.