Pappulo Undrallu Recipe – Ganesh Chaturthi Special

Pappulo Undrallu Recipe – Ganesh Chaturthi Special

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Pappulo Undrallu

Which ever part of the country Ganesh Chaturthi is celebrated it is done with much fan fare and each region and community have their own distinct festive delicacies to offer Lord Ganesh. Pappulo Undrallu recipe is a unique traditional and classic Andhra style dish prepared for Vinayaka Chavithi that has rice flour as its main ingredient. In fact a majority of the delicacies have rice flour as the main ingredient hence I make a large batch of rice flour at home a few days before Ganesh Chaturthi. For pappulo undrallu recipe, undrallu or steamed sweetened rice balls are simmered in yellow moong dal jaggery base that is flavored with fresh grated coconut and cardamom powder. Unique flavors that are earthy, sweet and not to mention, addictive. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Pappulo Undrallu Recipe – Ganesh Chaturthi Special

A few more Vinayaka Chavithi recipes Andhra style that you can make for Ganesh pooja 2014.

Ammini Kozhukottai or Undrallu Guggilu
Bellam Undrallu
Paala Undrallu
Uppu Kudumulu
Bellam Kudumulu
Garelu (Vada)

Pappulo Undrallu Recipe – Ganesh Chaturthi Special

  Prepare time:
 Serves: 10

 Main Ingredients:

  •  rice flour
  •   moong dal


  •   Rice flour - 1/2 cup
  •   Water - 1 cup + 1 cup
  •   Jaggery - 1/2 cup + 2 tbsps, grated
  •   Moong dal - 1/2 cup, cooked
  •   Salt - pinch
  •   Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
  •   Coconut - 3 tbsps, grated
  •   Ghee - 2 tsps
  •   Milk - 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup (optional)

Method for making Pappulo Undrallu Recipe – Ganesh Chaturthi Special

Heat a cup of water in a vessel and bring it to a boil. Add 2 tbsps grated jaggery and allow to melt. Reduce flame and slowly pour the rice flour into the hot water and keep stirring till its mixed. Turn off flame and place lid. Set aside to cool so that you can make small balls out of the soft mixture.
Pressure cook the moong dal in 1 1/2 cups water. Mash the cooked dal, add salt, mix and set aside.
Grease your hand and knead the cooked rice flour mixture and make small balls. Set aside.
In a vessel, heat 1 cup water and bring to a boil, add 1/2 cup grated jaggery and allow it to melt completely. Add the mashed dal and mix well and simmer for 5 mts on low medium flame.
Add grated coconut, cardamom powder and the rice flour balls and mix well. Simmer for 5 to 6 mts or till you have a consistency that is neither too runny nor too thick.
Just before taking it off the flame, add 1/4 cup milk for a richer flavor and mix well and simmer for a mt. (adding milk is an optional step) Turn off flame and pour into a dish and offer as neivedhyam to Lord Ganesh.


  •   Adding milk is an optional step and can be omitted by vegans. It adds a rich flavor to the dish.
  •   If the dish is too thick, you can add more milk or water. If its too runny, cook for a longer time to thicken it.


Pappulo Undrallu recipe is a classic Ganesh Chaturthi special dish made with rice flour, moong dal and jaggery. Vinayaka Chavithi Andhra style vantakam.
  • Pavithra

    Hi wanted to check, u have mentioned melt jaggery both in the first and 4 th step. Kindly clarify

    • Sailu | Indian Food

      In first step, add 2 tbsps grated jaggery and in the 4th step add 1/2 cup grated jaggery. Hope it is clear now.

      • Pavithra

        Thank u, will try the recipe and let u know.

  • saranya

    thank u so much for posting this recipe