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Feb 12, 2008

Palakayalu | Savory Rice Balls

Palakayalu- Savory Rice Balls
Tasty and cute Palakayalu

These are great for time pass munching. They taste yummy and very easy to prepare. In Telugu we call it “Paalakaayalu”.

Here is the recipe for yummy palakayalu.

List of Ingredients:
  • 1 cup Rice Flour
  • ¼ cup desiccated Coconut
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 1 tsp red Chili Powder or according to taste (I didn’t add it though)
  • Salt to taste
  • A pinch of Soda
  • Oil to deep fry
  1. Mix all the ingredients except oil with a little water and make into soft dough just like Chapathi dough. 
  2. Then make small balls out of the dough. If you have patience and time you can make even smaller balls. Keep them ready on a plate.
  3. Heat oil in a deep skillet and drop these balls one by one carefully. Sometimes there is a chance that some of them might pop up due to air in them. So be careful! Of course, it didn’t happen to me!
  4. Deep-fry them for some time until they turn golden brown. The balls will be a little soft and a little crunchy at this stage. If you want the balls crunchier, fry them for some more time. 
  5. They can be eaten hot or cold. We can store them up to 10 days in an airtight container.
  6. Yummy!!


amna said... [Reply]

really traditional and nice :)

Sia said... [Reply]

amma used to make this at home when we were kids and i cant remember the last time i had it. thanks uma for posting this recipe:)

FH said... [Reply]

I made these for Tamil RCI or at Aroma for Krishna Jayanthi, taste great. Your recipe sounds good Uma, will try! :)

Finla said... [Reply]

I can hear the crunch when you eat them delicious

Kalai said... [Reply]

Looks like what we call seedai in Tamil. I adore these! Nice one, Uma. :)

Mythreyee said... [Reply]

I have tasted this, since I did not know it's name, I could not get the recipe. Now I know it. Thanks for sharing.

Laavanya said... [Reply]

I've only tried the steamed version .. fried must be delicious.

Anonymous said... [Reply]

I heard about them but never tried at home. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Siri said... [Reply]

The rice balls look yummy Uma, I remember my mom making these and we munching munching!..:D

Happy V'day dear.

- Siri

Meera said... [Reply]

I have never eaten these fried balls. Thanks for a traditional recipe.

Unknown said... [Reply]

Happy valentine's day Uma and thanx for visiting my blog.i was just going thru your blog...wonderful recipes uma!!

Swaroopa said... [Reply]

looks gr8! thanx 4 sharing...

Unknown said... [Reply]

Hi Uma..Nice blog u have.this snack sounds easy..worth giving a try..Happy Valentine s Day!!

Archana Doshi said... [Reply]

First time in your blog, nice blog you have here. I like these rice balls, have had them when I was young,after that i am seeing it in your blog. They look yum, though i dont remember whether i liked them :).

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