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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Vinyaka Chavithi Undrallu/Kudumulu (Ganesh chathurdi special) from

Undrallu are steamed rice balls made of rice ravva (cracked rice), split chickpeas, and a pinch of salt. Cumin seed optional. Cook 1 cup ravva and 1/4 cup split chickpeas in 2 cups water with salt and cumin seed for a few minutes. Let cool enough to form into balls and steam the balls for 10-15 minutes.

  • 1 cup of rice flour or rice rava (check here to read foot note 2 how to make your flour or rava), you can also use store bought flour
  • 1½ to 2 cups water depending on the rice rava, (1½ cups if using store bought flour)
  • Fistful of channa dal / senaga pappu
  • ½ tsp. roasted cumin (optional)
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp. ghee
  1. Soak dal for at least ½ Hour
  2. Add water to a heavy bottom pot and bring it to a boil, Add ghee, salt and (cumin if you like)
  3. Add dal and stir
  4. Pour rava to the boiling water slowly in a stream, mixing well with another hand to prevent lumps.
  5. Cook till the water fully evaporates. keep stirring to prevent burning
  6. Cover the pot with a lid and simmer the stove for just 2 minutes. take care not toburn
  7. Leave it covered for about 15 minutes
  8. Transfer this to a wide plate and cool
  9. Grease your palms and knead it well for a min or two.
  10. Bring water to a boil in a pressure cooker, moisten your palms ,make balls with the dough and Arrange them in a wide plate or Dish
  11. When the water begins to boil, steam the dough balls(undallu) for 6 to 10 minutes on a high flame. If using a large pressure cooker steam for 10 minutes, a small pressure pan will need only 6 minutes
You can use store bought flour to make kudumulu, but they don't turn out very tasty

Note  2

1. Wash the rice thoroughly and soak for at least 15-20 min,not have time, you can just wash and drain off in a colander.
2 After the water is drained completely, transfer the rice to a dry clean cloth.

3. Spread it evenly  and fan dry for about 2 hrs or sun dry till they dry completely
4.Now Blend the rice in blender/Mixi to coarse Flour (donot make it fine powder then the undallu will not come good.

Note 3 

you can use Idli cooker and its plates to steam the dough balls (undrallu) instead of Pressure cooker and large plate/dish