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Uppu Kudumulu & Undrallu

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Isn’t it fun having close family and friends come together for a festive occasion? Women folk working in the kitchen preparing delicacies – mixing, stuffing, steaming, cooking and of course, gossiping. :) Hope you enjoyed the weekend celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi.

Undrallu & Uppu Kudumulu

Last year, I blogged Paala Undrallu. This Vinayaka Chavithi we prepared a different type of modak aka undrallu recipe. The filling for this particular undrallu is lightly sweetened with jaggery and grated coconut and makes for a healthy sweet.

Undrallu Recipe

Recipe source: Amma

Cooking Time: 30 mts

Cuisine: Andhra



1/2 cup rice flour

1 cup water

pinch of salt

1/4 cup grated jaggery

3 tbsps grated coconut

pinch of elachi pwd (cardamom)

1 Add salt and bring water to boil, add the rice flour and immediately cover it with a lid without stirring and reduce heat. Let it cook for a mt. Turn off heat and cool. Make small balls and keep aside.
2 In another vessel add the grated jaggery and grated coconut and stir for few mts. Add the elaichi pwd. The jaggery will begin to melt. Let it cook on low flame till it forms a thick mass. Turn off heat and cool. Make small gooseberry sized balls and keep aside.
3 Make a thin layer of the rolled rice flour balls and stuff with the jaggery-coconut balls and seal. You can shape it like a ball or modak.
4 Place in a vessel and steam for 10-11 mts like you would steam idlis. Cool.

Uppu Kudumulu

Last year, I blogged Kudumulu prepared with broken rice aka biyyam rava. Uppu Kudumulu are savory steamed balls made from semolina aka sooji and yellow moong dal aka pesara pappu. Very simple to prepare and healthy.

Uppu Kudumulu Recipe

Recipe source: Amma

Cooking Time: 30 mts

Cuisine: Andhra



1/2 cup sooji/godhuma rava/semolina, dry roast for 4 mts

1 cup water

pinch of salt

2 tbsps pesara pappu/yellow moong (soak in water for 15 mts and drain)

1 1/2 tbsps grated coconut

½ tsp cumin seeds

2 tsps ghee

1 Add salt to water and bring to a boil. Immediately add the roasted sooji and stir continuously ensuring that no lumps are formed and once all the water is absorbed and appears like a big lump, cover and turn off heat. Cool.
2 Once cool, add the rest of the ingredients and make lemon sized balls and steam for 10-11 mts like you wouild steam idlis. Cool.

Undrallu and Uppu Kudumulu are ready to be offered to Lord Ganesha as neivedyam.

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By • Aug 24th, 2009 • Category: All Recipes, Andhra Recipes, Chaat Recipes, Festival Foods, Indian Festivals, Indian Vegan Recipes

  • JyosthnaPeram

    Hi Sailu,

    mi recipes chala baga untayi. I learnt and prepared many Recipes from your blog. I hope you had a good time yesterday.

  • Cilantro

    Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to you and your family!

  • Mythreyi Dilip

    Great recipes!

  • Lata Raja

    Great recipes and lovely pictures to go with. May the joy of the festival stay with you and family through the year.

  • Sudha

    Photos chala bavunnai sailu garu…:)

  • Siri

    You missed mentioning salt in the Undrallu recipe procedure. We prepare it the same way and add the pinch of salt in the water before adding rice flour.

    Another thing how do roll the rice flour mixture? It will be slightly soft right? so will it not stick to our hands? I prepare rice flour rolls and sweet stuffing but I mess up with the stuffing part

    I guess these recipes turn out great with more practice every year.
    lovely Pics!!!

    The key is to knead the cooled dough well till soft and smooth. Slightly grease your hands and roll out using your fingers.

  • Madhuli

    Delicious looking modaks.Uppu Kudumulu is new to me and will surely give it a try.Thanks for sharing this.

  • Specs

    Uppu Kudumulu seems awesome!

    I live in Pakistan and have never tasted it but sooji+ moong = YUMMY!

  • Siri

    Thanks for the prompt reply. I will follow your tip.

  • Hari Chandana

    Wonderful recipes… Lovely snaps.. Thanks for sharing!! :)

  • Lavanya

    U r a saviour 4 people like me who stay without elders. I shall try ur recipes very soon.