Pundi Gatti ( Rice dumpling from Udupi, Karnataka cuisine) | How to make Pundi Gatti ( Rice dumpling from Udupi, Karnataka cuisine)

By Antara Navin  |  18th May 2016  |  
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Pundi Gatti ( Rice dumpling from Udupi, Karnataka cuisine)by Antara Navin
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  • Cook Time

    30

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    3

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About Pundi Gatti ( Rice dumpling from Udupi, Karnataka cuisine)

Famously known as Pundi in Udupi, a district in Karnataka, this is a soft rice ball prepared by soaking, grinding, tempering, cooking and finally steaming rice. This differs from idli as this dish is flavored by grated coconut. It is a simple recipe which can go wrong if you do not pay attention to small details. The dumplings are served hot with sambhar/curry and chutney. You can serve it alone as a side dish or soaked in curry. My mother in law had prepared this dish for me. I tried to replicate the dish and the tips provided at the blog Udupi-recipes proved very useful. These really came out soft and yummy. Try and enjoy this healthy breakfast at home anytime.

Pundi Gatti ( Rice dumpling from Udupi, Karnataka cuisine) is a delicious dish which is liked by people of all age groups. Pundi Gatti ( Rice dumpling from Udupi, Karnataka cuisine) by Antara Navin has a step by step process of how to make the dish. This makes it very easy to understand for even beginners. This recipe can serve 3 people. You can find Pundi Gatti ( Rice dumpling from Udupi, Karnataka cuisine) at many restaurants and you can also prepare this at home. This authentic and mouthwatering Pundi Gatti ( Rice dumpling from Udupi, Karnataka cuisine) takes 120 minutes for the preparation and 30 minutes for cooking. When you want to prepare something delicious for a party or special occasion then Pundi Gatti ( Rice dumpling from Udupi, Karnataka cuisine) is a good option for you. The flavour of Pundi Gatti ( Rice dumpling from Udupi, Karnataka cuisine) is tempting and you will enjoy each bite of this. Try this Pundi Gatti ( Rice dumpling from Udupi, Karnataka cuisine) on weekends and impress your family and friends. You can comment and rate the Pundi Gatti ( Rice dumpling from Udupi, Karnataka cuisine) recipe on the page below.

Pundi Gatti ( Rice dumpling from Udupi, Karnataka cuisine)

Ingredients to make Pundi Gatti ( Rice dumpling from Udupi, Karnataka cuisine)

  • 1/2 cup idly rice
  • 1/2 cup normal rice (sona masoori or basmati rice)
  • 1 cup grated coconut
  • Salt as required
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp urad dal (skinless and split black gram dal)
  • 2 tsp coconut oil/ refined olive oil or sunflower oil or canola oil
  • 10-12 curry leaves

How to make Pundi Gatti ( Rice dumpling from Udupi, Karnataka cuisine)

  1. Wash and clean the idly rice and the normal rice 2-3 times with water and soak them together overnight or atleast for 2 hours.
  2. Drain the soaked rice and let it drain on a rice colander for atleast 15 minutes.
  3. Add the drained rice into a mixer/blender. Add grated coconut and 1 cup water. Grind it coarsely and not very finely.
  4. Add the ground rice mixture into a large skillet or wok and add salt into it.
  5. Take another pan for tempering and heat it. Add 2 tsp oil and when the oil is heated, add mustard seeds. When the seeds stop to splutter, add urad dal and curry leaves and saute till dal turns light golden colour.
  6. Add the tempering into the rice mixture and now heat the wok on low medium flame. Keep stirring in between and cook till the mixture attains a dough like consistency.
  7. Remove the wok from heat. Cover it with a lid and let it rest for 3-4 minutes but not longer.
  8. Take some water in a bowl. Wet your hands and start preparing medium size balls from the dough. You can give it any shape round, circular or oval.
  9. Take the idly steamer and fill it with enough water for steaming purpose. Bring the water to a boil. This will take 10-15 minutes. In the meantime, grease the steamer plates and place the the rice balls into the moulds.
  10. When the water starts boiling, put the idly stand along with the steamer plates into the steamer. Cover it with the lid and steam it on medium flame for 15-20 minutes.
  11. Insert a toothpick to check the doneness. If the toothpick comes out clean, then it is done else steam cook it for another 5 minutes.
  12. Serve it hot with sambhar/curry and chutney.

My Tip:

First, equal proportion of idly rice and normal rice should be taken as using only idly rice will make the dumplings hard. Second, the mixture of rice and coconut should be coarsely ground and not finely ground as it would become sticky. Third, prepare the rice balls when the dough is warm.

Reviews for Pundi Gatti ( Rice dumpling from Udupi, Karnataka cuisine) (1)

Hemakshi Makhija2 years ago

Rice dumplings sound so yum!
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