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Konkani Undi / Oondi

Konkani Undi
Undi or Oondi is a popular Konkani breakfast recipe of steamed rice dumplings. This recipe is somewhat similar to Idlis, but takes lesser time and needs no fermentation.
I generally prepare Undis for lunch and serve it with a spicy curry or chutney. While I was in Mangalore, I came across its Tulu name - Pundi Gatti.

Ingredients:
Idli Rava/Cream of Rice/Rice Rava - 1 cup
Grated Coconut (fresh or frozen) - 1/2 cup
Cilantro/Coriander Leaves - few sprigs
Curry Leaves/Kadipata/Karbeo - a sprig (optional)
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal - 1/2 tsp
Methi/Fenugreek Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Oil preferably Coconut Oil
Salt

How to prepare steamed Undi:
  • Finely chop cilantro leaves and pat the curry leaves dry.
  • Heat about 2 tsp oil in a pan.  Add mustard seeds, urad dal, methi seeds and curry leaves.  When mustard seeds splutter, add 3 cups water.  Add salt to taste.  When water starts boiling, add idli rava gradually and stir simultaneously.  Cook it covered at low heat for 2 - 3 minutes or until water is absorbed.  Lastly, add coconut and cilantro.  Continue cooking until idli rava absorbs all the water.  Turn off the heat and let the undi mix cool.
  • You can add more oil and roast the idli rava if you like.  For Undi, the proportion of coconut and idli rava is 1 : 2.  Coconut adds the desired softness to undi.  Along with curry leaves, you can add chopped green chillies too.
Konkani Undi or Oondi
  • Divide the undi mix into 20 parts.  Roll each one into a round ball and form a small hole in the center.
  • Grease a vessel used for steaming with cooking spray or oil. Place the round balls in the greased vessel and steam the undi for about 10 minutes. You can use a pressure cooker or an idli cooker for steaming.
Serve hot Undi with Coconut Chutney or a spicy curry of your choice.

4 comments:

  1. Wow wat a healthy and inviting konkani undi..

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  2. so good n so healthy..
    I will sure shot give a try to this,:)

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  3. Healthy recipe,new to me,thanks for sharing.

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