Little sweetish deep fried snack is what in store today @Udupi-Recipes blog. It’s been very long since when my food-mind is planning for this recipe. I guess, I had stocked puffed paddy twice to make these beauties may be last year but somehow the plan didn’t materialize. The said ingredient has been cleared off in something else. This time I had made up my mind so strongly and had my schedule of blog cooking printed. So everyday I look at it, the buzz of remainder alarm heard. Which is why today I am showing up with “Sukrunde” an authentic sweet thing from the land of Udupi.
If you are a person who never heard about this snack or who not even remotely connected to Udupi, then looking at the picture you might have guessed it as a savory snack. Like bonda. Isn’t it? But it isn’t a spicy, savory snack that you are imagining in your mind.
Let me make you clear on this. It’s a sweet thing. Just imagine, puffed paddy laddu covered with a crispy thick exterior. It is sukrunde. The puffed paddy balls are dipped in thick batter and deep fried with the coating. So sweet balls are wrapped in crispy batter layer. As you bite this goodness, you have bonus of crispy skin plus crunchy sweetness.
If you or your kids happen to have sweet teeth, then this sukrunde is for for you. You can make the puffed paddy laddus in advance and deep frying can be done right before eating. The texture, taste and crispiness is felt and achieved when it is warm. So plan for it right now!