Pundi: Super Delicious Konkani Riceballs You Need To Try
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In Konkani tradition, undi, or coconut rice dumplings, is a well-liked delicacy. In Konkani families, it's often cooked for family get-togethers and celebrations and eaten for breakfast with handmade garlic chutney. You can make these steamed rice dumplings the night before and keep them in the fridge until you're ready to steam them. Anything left over from breakfast can be saved and eaten as a snack at any time of the day. They're a well-liked Mangalore-Udupi breakfast option. In Tulu, they are also known as pundi gatti. They taste fantastic when served hot with loads of oil on top and a hot pickle or chutney made with coconut. You may choose to add your own vegetables to this undi to make it healthy. It is cooked using rice and dal. This meal may be the ideal way to start your day off right. The joy of a breakfast can only be experienced when it is prepared by you. The good news is that making these undis for breakfast is really simple. Here are a few additional pointers and techniques for making undis at home quickly.


1. Rice (dosa rice) - 2 cups

2. Water - 4 cups

3. Oil - 1 tbsp

4. Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

5. White lentils - 1 tsp

6. Curry leaves chopped - 2 tbsp

7. Salt - 1.5 tsp

8. Grated coconut - 1/4 cup

9. Makes 15-20 pundi

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1. Rinse the rice in a bowl. After washing the rice with water and letting it drain fully, transfer it to a grinder.

2. Then, rice should be coarsely ground in a mixer grinder without any water. Typically, you will need to pulse your blender 2-3 times, each time for 8–10 seconds. The broken or powdered rice should be coarser than idli rava or cream of rice.

3. In a non-stick pan, heat the oil.

4. When the mustard seeds are added, cook them until they start to sputter. Add curry leaves, chana dal, and urad dal. and cook until it turns a light brown colour.

5. Add 2 cups of water, salt, and the rice that has been drained. It should be covered and cooked over a medium temperature with periodic stirring until the water evaporates. The rice should be fully cooked at this point. However, feel free to add water in little amounts and keep cooking as the amount of time required to cook rice depends on its brand and kind.

6. At this point, the rice ought to combine into a dough-like mass resembling an upma.

7. Give this combination some time to cool.

8. For this step, have a small basin of water close by. To stop the rice mixture from sticking, lightly wet your palms.

9. Roll a tiny amount of the rice mixture between your palms to create a golf ball-sized ball.

10. The undis should be put on a steamer plate. For usage the following day, you may now cover it and store it in the refrigerator.

11. Over a medium heat, steam undis for ten to fifteen minutes.

12. Now Undi is prepared. Serve warm.

13. Here you go, your Konkani Style Pundi is ready to be served. Share and enjoy!