Thursday, May 29, 2008

Rice balls - Uppu urundai


Raw rice flour - Pacharisi mavu - 1 cup
Bengal gram dal - Kadalai Paruppu - 5 table spoons
Cumin seeds - Jeeragam - small quantity
Asafoetida - Perungayam - a pinch
Grated/Shredded coconut - Thuriviya thengai - small quantity
Green chillies - Pachai Milagai - 4 nos.
Ghee - Nei - 1 table spoon
Salt to taste


  1. Raw rice should be washed, dried and grinded to semolina/rava form.
  2. Mix flour with 1 table spoon of ghee. Bengal gram dal should be soaked in water for an hour. Mix the saked dal, cumin seeds, asafoetida, chopped green chillies, grated coconut and salt to the flour.
  3. Make it as small balls and keep in pressure cooker or microwave oven. If it is pressure cooker keep it for 10-12 minutes. If it is microwave oven keep it for 3 and half minute.

Hot and tasty rice balls are ready to be served. It can be served with any of the chutneys. It can be served for 2 people. It takes hardly 30 minutes to cook apart from soaking dal.

Note: Rice flour should not be too coarse or too soft.

Optional: Ingredients can be added or removed according to ones desire.

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merier world.

J.R.R. Tolkien

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Riya said...

Thank you..

Mohammed Faizal said...

Uppu uruda,, my all time favourite

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