Thursday, February 26, 2015

Pundi Gatti/ Steamed Boiled Rice Balls

I would like to share one more easy recipe with you all to make your life easy !!
 "Pundi Gatty" is a traditional Mangalorean breakfast. This can be prepared using boiled rice/brown rice/kucchalakki. Pundi is nothing but "Musti" in kannada. The word "Pundi" normally used in tulu to tell about measurements.For example, "onjy pundi ari" means "a handful of rice".

Minimal ingredients will be used in this recipe.Very healthy dish because it is a steamed food. Serve these hot steamed rice balls along with coconut chutney or chutney powder and make your family happy :-)

You can also prepare similar dish with white rice/sona masuri rice. Please check out my earlier post Khara Modaka

3 handfuls of brown rice/boiled rice/kuchhalakki
1 handful of fresh grated coconut/coconut flakes
2 tsp of coconut oil
salt to taste

How To Prepare?
  • Wash and soak brown rice for at least 6-7 hours.
  • Drain the the water and transfer the rice in to a mixer jar.
  • Grind rice and coconut along with water into a paste. few points/tips here regarding the consistency of batter.....
          i) Adjust the water so that final ground mixture should be like a thick juice or dosa  
             batter .
         ii) Rice and coconut should be broken into small rava/sooji/khus khus size.
         iii)If you are using coconut flakes, first grind rice and then add coconut flakes   
             followed by only 2-3 runs so that coconut flakes will not get grind into a  
             smooth paste.

  • Now, in  a thick bottomed cooking vessel/ pan heat 1-2 tsp of coconut oil.
  • Pour this batter and keep stirring it so that it will not get burnt at the bottom. Cook this batter in a low flame. If you see any lumps break it and mix it well.
  • Batter thickens and when it forms a single lump, switch off the flame. It took around 10 mins for me to reach this stage.
  • Now pinch out small portions and make balls out of it .( you can make round /oval shape any shape as you wish)
  • Steam these balls in a pressure cooker or steamer for about 10-15 mins.
  • Serve hot with coconut chutney or MTR chutney powder .

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