Monday, September 13, 2010

Uppu Undrallu / Savory Rice balls with channa daal

Undrallu or rice balls can be sweet or savory kind. I have already posted the sweet version, here is the savory version.
This is also made with rice flour but the coarser rice flour is used. You can either grind the rice coarsely or if you are making the softer, thin rice flour from my type of recipe, then you can use the leftover coarse rice flour.
Ingredients are simple and a simple dish to make for Lord Ganesha.
I haven't added any cumin or jeera to my balls, but you can surely add them.


1 cup Coarse ground rice flour / Biyyam ravva
1/4 cup grated fresh coconut / Kobbari
1/4 cup Channa daal / chanaga pappu
salt to taste
pinch of pepper powder
water for cooking the rice flour, about 1 1/2 cup to 2 cups
1/4 tsp cumin / jeera (optional)
2-4 tsp of ghee


Soak channa daal for 1 to 2 hours.
Bring the water to a boil, add the channa daal and let them cook. Add the salt to the water too. If you are adding jeera, add it in now.
After the channa daal gets cooks, add in the rice ravva and stir so as to not to form and lumps. As the channa daal is already cooked, the ravva also gets cooked very soon. Add in the coconut powder and pepper powder. Mix well. Add in the ghee too.
Let it cool before making the balls. Serve God and Enjoy!!!


  1. never had anything like this before..looks so inviting and very tempting pics..

  2. i love these uppu undrallu ...u madde them so perfectly ..perfect round


  3. Have not made this before. Looks very interesting. I thought it was fried but looks like its super easy and just cooked. Will remember this one. thanks for sharing.

  4. No Srimathi, they r only cooked not fried...thanx for visiting!!


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