Tengolu is a savory fried snack, a speciality of Karnataka. Just as good as chakli/ murukku this one is more popular in Bangalore and Mysore. It is much easier than chakli/murukku as you don’t have to prepare a special flour for it. It’s almost an instant mix you make and deep fry. As simple as that! Then you get to enjoy this delicious golden brown, crispy, slightly tangy and salty snack! Happy snacking!
Add all the ingredients into a bowl and mix it well. Add a little water to bring it to a soft but firm dough consistency.
The dough should not be too thin (watery) or dry. Either consistency will make them very brittle or crumble in the frying pan. The dough should be just soft enough to be able to easily make balls and stuff them in the chakli varalu (chakli press).
Grease the inner and outer barrels of the chakli press. Use a 3-hole plate to make the tengolu.Depending on the size of the chakli press make balls with the dough and stuff them in the press.
Grease a piece of foil and squeeze the press in circles to make a scribble pattern.
Make about 2-3 circles of scribble for each tengolu.
Carefully lift it off the foil and drop it into hot oil from the sides. Fry till golden brown.
Drain onto absorbent paper and enjoy crispy, golden tengolu