Saturday 19 January 2013

Easy Uppu Urundai/Neer Urundai/Kaara Kozhukattai

This same uppu urundai is otherwise called as kaara kozhukattai for Vinayaka Chathurthi in India. Vinayaka Chathurthi is the birthday of Lord Ganesh celebrated all over India and many other parts of the world by the Indians. Kozhukattai is nothing but a rice dumpling made by steaming, it can be made both sweet and spicy version. Here I have made the Kaara Kozhukattai/Uppu urundai/Neer urundai the spicy version and I will be posting sweet version of kozhukattai in the future post. MEanwhile do check out other interestering and tempting Starters/Evening Snacks/Appetizers here.

Not everybody has time to soak, drain and grind the rice to make the traditional uppu urundai, if you are one among them here is the way to make it.


Rice Flour/Arisi Maavu                 -  1 cup

For Tempering

Katugu                                               1/2 tsp

Jeeragam                                          1/2 tsp
Kadalaiparuppu                              1/2 tsp
Ulluthamparuppu                           1/2 tsp
Asfoetida                                          a small pinch
Grated Coconut                              2 tsp
Curry leaves    
Salt and oil as needed


In a pan add oil and splutter with tempering ingredients (except cilantro and grated coconut).

Then slowly add one and half cup of water and salt. Let it boil, when you start seeing the bubbles reduce the flame and add the rice flour and grated coconut.

Now keep mixing it until it forms a soft dough, You can check if u can make small balls. Switch off the stove.

Add the cilantro and mix it. Leave it to cool for 5 to 10 mins.
Them make small balls and steam in idli cooker for 10 to 12 mins.
Yummy Uppu urundai is ready...

Try it and enjoys guys...

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  1. Thanks Priya for this wonderful recipe. It takes me straight to my childhood where i waited patiently for my mom to open the pressure cooker. The entire house smelled divine and i would wait eagerly for it to be served. I don't know why mom.stopped making it and it is kind of uncommon to find in many homes. That said you have inspired me to try it again :)

  2. Vow. Really taste gud & easy to prepare also . Thank u.


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