Tengalu is a crispy, dry snack usually made during Diwali and Holi. It is popular in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. It is also known as Thenkuzhal.
I have great memories of this snack. During Diwali, chakli and tengalu were often prepared at home in big containers and stored. Usually, Tengalu is made by making the flour at home. It is a week-long process and today, none of us have the time and patience to do. I prefer making the easier method these days as life seems to be busy. Here is the method I use to make Tengalu using ready flour. Here, I bought the urad dal flour from supermarket.
Difference between Chakli and Tengalu :
Chakli and Tengalu are both deep-fried snacks from South India but chakli is more popular in all regions. Tengalu is made only in some parts of the state. The blade/jali for Tengalu has three or four perforations but the Chakli blade has only perforation. Moreover, different varieties of chakli are prepared.
This is a guest- post I have written for Sapana. Sapana is an awesome blogger who blogs at Cooking with Sapana. It is good to be associated with her in this blogging world. Her blog has many dishes from different cuisines. Do check out her blog and the recipe for Tengalu.
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