UPPU URUNDAI AND A BREAK




UPPU URUNDAI AND A BREAK

I made uppu urundai last Wednesday, but I didn’t have time to post the recipe until now. We are shifting to another apartment next Friday and we were quite busy last week looking for apartments and finally there was one, which both of us liked. Dear friends, I am taking a break from blogging for the next few weeks until we settle down. See you all in my new kitchen :). Coming to the recipe, uppu urundai in Tamil literally means “salt ball”. This is an ideal evening snack and it is not deep-fried. It can be had by itself but I love having these with coconut chutney. My MIL makes this an evening snack very often. Whenever she grinds the batter for idlis and dosas, she takes some of the rice batter and makes uppu urundai out of the batter. I find this method very easy. Here, I have used brown rice instead of regular rice.

INGREDIENTS:
Brown rice, 1 cup.
Mustard seeds. ¼ teaspoon.
Red chilies, 2.
Channa dhal, 1 tablespoon.
Broken cashews, 1 tablespoon.
Salt as per taste.
Chopped cilantro, ¼ cup.
Curry leaves, 1 sprig.

PREPARATION:
Wash the rice and soak it for 3-4 hours. Grind the rice along with some salt until its smooth. I used a blender for grinding. Heat a pan with some oil. When the oil is hot enough, add the mustard seeds and let it splutter. Then add the broken red chilies, channa dhal, cashews and fry for a few seconds until everything is brown. Then add the chopped cilantro and curry leaves and the ground rice batter and mix well. Keep mixing under medium flame until the batter starts to thicken and forms into a large dough. It should be firm enough to make small balls out of it. To test the dough, take a pinch of the dough and roll it. The ball will be formed very easily if the consistency is right. Make similar balls from the dough. I have formed small bite-sized balls, so they can easily had with a fork. Then steam the balls for 15 minutes. I used an idli cooker to steam them by arranging them on the idli plates and then steaming them. Serve them with coconut chutney or tomato chutney.

47 comments:

Laavanya said...

My paati made these often as a tiffin in the evenings - loved them. Nice idea to make using brown rice.
Have a safe move to your new apt.c

shanthi said...

This is a nice try with brown rice. Have a good day.

Preety said...

nice recipe..gr8 to have it in breakfast

hope to see you soon

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Never made uppurundai like this,nice idea....:)

Take your time,settle well and come back with a bang!

Padma said...

Nice recipe Gita... looks too good... take your time to settle down and come back with many more recipes from your new kitchen :)

Nithya said...

Nice recipe.. looks yummy..

Kalyani said...

nice recipe gita ... take ur time & settle ........

Hari Chandana said...

Lovely recipe... looks yummmm... enjoy your break

Shama Nagarajan said...

nice snack dear..perfect for winter....take care..

Valarmathi said...

Nice snack. Looks yummy.

Hope to c u soon.

Parita said...

uppu urundai looks yumm..even you are shifting? wow i too am shifting this week, i know how much pain its to shift, c u soon dear, happy shifting :)

Faiza Ali said...

Nice recipe, perfect snack. Take your time dear and come back with more lovely recipes :)

Astra Libris said...

Oooh, such a tempting dish!

Good luck with your move! Wishing you a beautiful, easy, peaceful move... I'll be eagerly awaiting news of your adventures in your new kitchen! :-)

Ann said...

Usha,your uppu urundai looks so cute and healthy..enjoy your break..

Smitha said...

Have fun on ur break. Settle down and relax for a while. this recipe is new to me. Nice easy one.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Uppurundai with brown rice and steaming is so catchy. Want to grab that plate from the monitor itself:) Cute balls. Have a nice settling time dear. Want to see more recipes from u soon , that too from that new kitchen. Congrats on ur move dear.

rekhas kitchen said...

using brown rice is a healthy choice gita nice snack yum.

sangi said...

I will miss u soooooo much dear...
hope u come back soon.

HAPPY SHIFTING DEAR...

nice dish as usual...

Ashwini said...

uppu urundai with brown rice is new to me.. i usually make with ponni rice

Pooja said...

This looks good! I have never had this before! See you soon! Enjoy your break!

Vrinda said...

Very interesting recipe Gita..will giv it a try,enjoy ur break...Shall i try with white rice?

Doloncookbook said...

Very interesting & new recipe ... Loved the simplicity to make ... Enjoy your break dear .....

n33ma said...

healthier with brown rice.I like the color of both the chutneys .

Yasmeen said...

Delicious rice balls :P
hey what a coincidence we are moving too in another couple of weeks.hope you like your new place :D

prasukitchen.blogspot.com said...

wow looks tempting Gita ...

prasukitchen.blogspot.com said...

Happy Shifting Gita ... take care of ur self

Vibaas said...

looks yum. we call it upma kozhakkatai :) nice idea to use brown rice.

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kitchen queen said...

Hi ur uppu urundai looks tempting and I would like to try it out as early as possible. If ur interested u can visit my blog and view my recipes.

Nithya Praveen said...

I hv never heard this Gita....amazing recipe,very interesting one.

Rahin said...

that looks v cute ...hope to c u soon

Chef Jeena said...

This sounds really yummy Gita.

Can't wait to see some recipes from your new kitchen. :-)

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Purva Desai said...

This is a new dish for me.....looks like yummy tea time snack.....enjoy ur break

Suparna said...

hI Gita,
Happy shifting dear :) Best wishes :)
Uppu urundai is new to me thanks for an interesting recipe :)
Enjoy the new space and wish to see u soo :)

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Priya said...

Happy shifting Gita, just came after a small break///My favourite uppu urundais makes me hungry:)

Divya Vikram said...

Sounds great with those chutneys.

vidhas said...

It is new to me and easy to make. One more idea for my even snack.

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Vaishali said...

These look delicious, Gita. Enjoy your break!

Usha said...

This uppu urundai sounds yum ! Enjoy your break :-)

Viki's Kitchen said...

Hi Gita, How r u? Have u started settling down dear?

Chitra said...

Nice to c this..Must try !! HApppy shifting !! ;)

Anu said...

Nice recipe and nice idea to make using brown rice. Very healthy too... Looks yummy....

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Lebouffe said...

Hi, great idea. tried a variation of this. Thanks. Turned out well! -Naina