Home / Recipes / 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.