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Rava Kunukku / Semolina Fritters

Easy crispy soft fritters perfect as a tea time snack
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Resting Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: easy snack, kid friendly snack, semolina fritters,
Servings: 3 people


  • Appe pan (optional)


  • 1 cup Rava / Semolina
  • 1 cup Curds
  • 1 Onion, small (optional)
  • 8-10 Curry leaves
  • 1 inch Ginger, grated
  • 1 tsp Red chilly powder adjust as per your spice preference
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 2-3 tsp Rice flour optional
  • salt
  • Water
  • Oil to fry


  • Take the rava and curds in a bowl and mix well to ensure no dry rava remains. Set aside for atleast 20 minutes
  • The rava would have absorbed a lot of the curd and become thick. Add the chilly powder, ginger, curry leaves and salt. Add a little water, if necessary to make the batter to the consistency of idli batter
  • Heat the oil in a pan if you plan to deep fry it
  • If you want a lesser oil version then add 1/2 tsp oil in each cavity of an appe pan and heat it
  • Drop spoonfuls of batter in the oil (pan / appe pan) and fry till golden brown. If you are using the appe pan then turn the rava kunukku over once you see the sides are brown and cook the other side for a minute
  • Serve warm with ketchup or chutney and a cup of tea. Enjoy!


You can also add some grated carrots or capsicum to make a slightly healthier version of this dish
If you deep fry it then the rava kunukku will be kind of shapeless. So if you are planning to serve to guests then it is better to use the appe pan.
If you do not have time to soak it for 30 minutes then soak for around 20 minutes and add 1-2 tsp rice flour to thicken the batter. If the batter is runny then the oil needed will be high. The batter should be thick like a cake batter or idli batter