andhra minapa garelu

Minapa Garelu – Andhra Garelu Recipe

Minapa Garelu Recipe (మినప గారెలు) is a traditional Andhra breakfast or snack item prepared during special occasion and festivals. In Tamil Nadu (another South Indian state), these deep-fried doughnuts are known by the name Medu Vada (தமிழ்).

However, they may slightly differ in the dimensions but still adhere to the core source urad dal (उरद दाल वड़ा).

There are many variations to Andhra garelu recipe such as onion garelu, masala garelu. However, the selection of variation entirely depends upon your own taste and customs followed.

Minapa Garelu – A Must Have:

This crispy Andhra garelu delicacy is a must in almost every household during festive season. Though there are many variations of making gare, this is the most common type that is served during festivals especially Sankranthi, Ugadi, Dasara and Diwali.

These crunchy minapa garelu taste the best with coconut chutney. Minapa garelu are also served alongside chicken curry (నాటు కోడి కూర), sambar and ginger chutney.

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step by step Andhra crispy minapa garelu recipe or medu vada:

Andhra minapa garelu delicacy is a must in almost every household during the festive season.

Andhra Minapa Garelu Recipe (మినప గారెలు తయారీ విధానం):

Recipe Type: Snacks
Cuisine: South Indian
Author: Cherie
Prep time: 10 minutes
Soaking Time: 6 hours
Cook time: 40 mins
Total time: 6 hours 50 mins
Serves: 3

Ingredients:

Instructions:

How to Soak and Grind the Batter for Minapa Garelu Recipe?

  1. Soak split black gram or urad dal for 6 hours. Overnight soaking will also do. Rinse well under running water before soaking.
  2. Once it is soaked, Wash to remove the skin so that you are left only with the creamy part of the black gram. Strain the water completely and keep aside.
  3. Grind along with ginger and chillies to a fluffy paste or very thick batter. The grinding can be done in a wet grinder or in a mixer.
  4. While grinding, the water you add should be very minimal and keep in mind if measured it should not cross a few teaspoons. Also, add salt while grinding. Keep mixing while grinding.

Spreading the Minapa Gare and Deep Frying:

Andhra Minapa Garelu
  1. Now take a thick bottomed pan and take enough oil for deep frying. Heat it. It has to become very hot before you start dumping the minapa garelu.
  2. Take a polythene cover or a banana leaf or a muslin cloth; wet your hands and take a small ball of batter and spread it to the circular shape of a gare on the polythene cover.
  3. Use your 3 fingers to spread and then make a hole in the middle. Make sure the gare is neither too thick nor too thin. If you press too much, then garelu might end up stiff. Now, quickly drop into the hot oil.
  4. Deep fry them on medium flame on both sides till golden brown.
  5. Transfer onto a tissue to blot extra oil.
  6. This crunchy minapa garelu taste the best with coconut chutney.

Untold Story of Andhra Minapa Garelu Recipe:

Recently, I’ve come across making of minapa garelu in a function. The guy was like a magician automating the things. Hope this video inspires you to start making minapa garelu at home.

పిండిని ఇలా వేసుకుంటే మినప గారెలు బాగా వస్తాయి. Just follow these simple tips and techniques to make perfect, crispy minapa garelu at home.

  1. The trick lies in preparing the batter. The fluffy the batter, better the minapappu garelu. Try grinding the batter in batches.
  2. Mix well before spreading each gare, so that air gets trapped in between the batter. This allows the minapa garelu to puff and gives it a nice texture and taste.
  3. You can just use your palm for spreading too. I have a cousin who spreads the batter on her three fingers and drops into the oil. I have tried doing that but didn’t turn well though.
  4. Once the batter is ready, other ingredients like onions, coriander leaves, cumin and curry leaves can be added to enhance the taste. It is purely one’s personal choice.
  5. Don’t worry, if garelu didn’t turn well as desired. It will take some time to expertise. It took me months to make tasty garelu with proper texture. So do not get disheartened if it didn’t meet your expectations.
  6. Also make sure the batter is of proper consistency, too thick or loose batter is not going to give you the proper result.
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How to Make Andhra Minapa Garelu Recipe

Cherie
Andhra minapa garelu delicacy is a must in almost every household during the festive season.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Soaking Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 50 mins
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine andhra, Indian
Servings 3 people
Calories 135 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixer Grinder

Ingredients
  

  • 250 gm split black gram
  • 1 piece Ginger 1-inch
  • 5 Chillies
  • Salt as per taste
  • Oil for deep frying

Instructions
 

How to Soak and Grind the Batter for Minapa Garelu Recipe?

  • Soak split black gram or urad dal for 6 hours. Overnight soaking will also do. Rinse well under running water before soaking.
  • Once it is soaked, Wash to remove the skin so that you are left only with the creamy part of the black gram. Strain the water completely and keep aside.
  • Grind along with ginger and chillies to a fluffy paste or very thick batter. The grinding can be done in a wet grinder or in a mixer.
  • While grinding, the water you add should be very minimal and keep in mind if measured it should not cross a few teaspoons. Also, add salt while grinding. Keep mixing while grinding.

Spreading the Minapa Gare and Deep Frying:

  • Now take a thick bottomed pan and take enough oil for deep frying. Heat it. It has to become very hot before you start dumping the minapa garelu.
  • Take a polythene cover or a banana leaf or a muslin cloth; wet your hands and take a small ball of batter and spread it to the circular shape of a gare on the polythene cover.
  • Use your 3 fingers to spread and then make a hole in the middle. Make sure the gare is neither too thick nor too thin. If you press too much, then garelu might end up stiff. Now, quickly drop into the hot oil.
  • Deep fry them on medium flame on both sides till golden brown.
  • Transfer onto a tissue to blot extra oil.
  • This crunchy minapa garelu taste the best with coconut chutney.

Notes

*  Make sure the batter is of proper consistency, too thick or loose batter is not going to give you the proper result.
** The trick lies in preparing the batter. The fluffy the batter, better the minapappu garelu. Try grinding the batter in batches.
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1 thought on “Minapa Garelu – Andhra Garelu Recipe”

  1. 5 stars
    I love cooking repertoire, testing them out with my family and approved. As always, I would love to see how these simple and easy recipes take shape in your kitchens.

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