Jun 22, 2011

Mangalorean style Undi (with rice rawa)

Mangalorean style Undi (with rice rawa)

Makes: 18 - 20 undis

Rice rawa available at Santhosh Super Stores, Anna Nagar, Chennai

You will need

100 g (1 cup) grated coconut
1/4 cup water (for coconut)
2 cups (200 g) rice rawa
3 cups water (to soak rice rawa)
1/2 teaspoon salt

For seasoning:

1 tablespoon oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon jeera (cumin seeds)
1/2 teaspoon urad dal
1 teaspoon chana dal
1 spring curry leaves
2 dried red chillies, broken into 2 - 3 pieces


For seasoning:

Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. When they starts to pop, add jeera, urad dal, chana dal, curry leaves and broken red chillies. Saute on a low heat for 5 minutes until fragrant and color changes. Keep aside.

For Undi:

Soak rice rawa in 3 cups of water for 3 hours.

Make a smooth paste of grated coconut with 1/4 cup water. Finally, mix with salt (or to taste) and soaked rice rawa (along with water). Pour the prepared seasoning over it and stir well.

Transfer the coconut - rice rawa mixture to a wide non stick pan and cook on a low to medium heat for 12 - 15 minutes or until the mixture thickens / leaves from the sides of the pan / difficult to stir and form a soft ball. At this point switch off the heat. Keep aside to cool for 10 - 12 minutes.

Apply little oil on your hand and make small round undi / balls (18 - 20 balls).

Arrange the undis in a steamer or idli stand and steam for 15 - 20 minutes on a medium heat. Serve hot with Chutney / Thoy.

Coconut Chutney


1 cup ( 100 g ) coconut grated
2 dried chillies
1 tablespoon roasted chana dal (pottukadala)
1/2 teaspoon tamarind paste ( optional )
Salt to taste ( or 1/2 teaspoon )
Ginger - 1/2- inch piece

For seasoning:

2 teaspoon oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/4 teaspoon urad dal
1 red chilli
1 spring curry leaves


Grind all the ingredients to a smooth paste with a little water. Adjust the thickness of the chutney with extra 2- 3 tablespoons water if you required.

For seasoning:

In a pan, heat 2 teaspoon oil. Add mustard seeds. When they splutter, add remaining ingredients. Saute well. Pour this over to coconut chutney.


Priya said...

Undi looks incredible..

dove said...

after Upma, Your undi will create waves as the world's best food

Magpie said...

This looks wonderful Niya!