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August 1, 2011

UPMA URUNDAI RECIPE - UPMA KOZHUKATTAI RECIPE

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Last weekend I was breaking my head thinking about what to prepare for dinner. Finally I asked my husband what he wanted to have. He told me to prepare upma urundai / upma kozhukattai and he also said its been a very long time we prepared this. Yes , I agreed. I totally forgot about this dish.  Upma kozhukattai is nothing but steamed rice dumplings. I gave a call to my MIL for the recipe and made it. It was tasting soft and excellent. Thanks to my husband for reminding me this yummy tiffin. Also i've got a different and interesting South Indian recipe to share with u all  :)
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INGREDIENTS :
1 cup - 200ml
  • Raw rice - 1 cup ( Use good quality Sona masoori)
  • Toor dal - 1.5 tbsp
  • Water - 2 cups
To temper :
  • Cooking oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Asafetida /Hing - 1/4 tsp
  • Green chilly - 1 no ( cut into two)
  • Red chilli - 1no
  • Ginger - 1 inch piece ( cut into small pieces)
  • Curry leaves - A few
  • Pepper powder - 1 tsp
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup ( optional)
Salt & water - as needed.
METHOD:
  • Take the raw rice and toor dal in a mixie jar and grind it like rava. It should not be too coarse, remember. Set aside. Alternatively you can soak the rice & dal for 2 hours, drain the water and grind it.
  • Now in a broad kadai , temper all the items given above in the same order.
  • Add 2 cups of water and the required salt. Allow it to boil.Now add the ground rice mixture.Mix well for sometime without forming lumps.Let it thicken.
  • The rice absorbs all the water and becomes a non sticky dough. Lastly add freshly grated coconut (optional) and pepper powder.Mix well. 
  • Let it cool down. Now grease the idli plate with little oil. Make balls out of the dough and arrange it in the greased idli plate.Steam the balls for 10-15 mins.
Soft , hot upma urundai is ready to serve. We enjoyed with the sambar I made for lunch. U can have it with any chutney. Sometimes this can be served as an evening snack without any accompaniment.
upma urundai


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28 comments :

chef and her kitchen said...

nice n yummy dinner..looks delicious

Suja Manoj said...

Cute ball,looks absolutely yummy

Lifewithspices said...

this is one of my hubbys fav tiffin..yumm

GEETHA ACHAL said...

Looks so tempting and delicious....

Sayantani Mahapatra Mudi said...

love your header...the urundai looks tempting.

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious looking combination healthy meal

Rachana said...

That looks so cute and delicious.

Santosh Bangar said...

YUMMY BALLS. I LIKE THIS RECIPE TRY IT SOON

Indian Khana said...

Looks delicious ....I never made or ate this ...but tempted to now

divya said...

wow very innovative n ur clicks r awesome

Suman Singh said...

Totally new dish to me....sounds and looks delicious!

Unknown said...

Delicious urundais,luks yum...

Vimitha Durai said...

I make this too but I smooth grind the batter to idli maavu consistency. will try this next time.

Sudha Sabarish said...

Nice urundai.Pics are good.We also prepare this but in a bit different manner.

Chitra said...

love traditional dishes....love to taste one urundai...

Unknown said...

Have seen this in many blogs but havent tasted myself...looks very tempting

Nisha said...

Bookmarking your recipe,loved it

Shanthi Krishnakumar said...

Yummy balls and a comfortable dish

priya said...

these looks so attractive and yummy...must try

Prathima Rao said...

Cute & tempting urundai!!!
Prathima Rao
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Tina said...

looks delicious..

Raks said...

Me too long time since I had it! :( I dont have raw rice at all,so could not make... atleast I can drool ur post ;)

Swati Sapna said...

wonderful version of the humble upma! they look delicious! the upma seems to be coming back in fashion big time thanks to top chef masters winning dish of fancy upma :D

Sushma Mallya said...

This looks so delicious:)

Shri said...

Definitely a twist to the traditional Upma...atleast to me..Love it with Sambar.

Unknown said...

Upma urundais looks totally appetizing Chitra :)

Sanjeeta kk said...

Love these yum balls!

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Nice recipe...looks absolutely yummy...nice presentation.