Uppu Urundai | Kara Kozhukattai With Video


Uppu Urundai is a tasty and spicy flavored dumpling dish particularly served during festivals like Ganesh Chaturthi. The dish can be served and relished for breakfast and can even be enjoyed as a snack dish as well. This is a quick and easy traditional styled dish, perhaps one of the easiest and tastiest dishes in South Indian Cuisine. We prepare Uppu Urundai from ground rice batter. This is a light and delicious dish, very soothing and comfortable for your tummy. It requires prior soaking of rice. You can prefer idli rice or any quality white raw rice for the preparation. These savory snacks can be relished as such, it requires no chutney or side dishes. Kids too love the wonderful dish and you can be assured that they are enjoying something healthy and nutritious. Its better to stay away from junk foods that ruin your system. Enjoy home made simple delicacies.

Soaked rice is ground into fine batter. Add some savory stuffs like onions, green chilli, curry leaves and temper with mustard and chana dal. Now you can prepare dumplings into desired shapes. You need a steamer and now the dumplings are ready for steaming. We are always ready for Kara Kozhukattai. You have to acquire a taste for loving these delicious Kozhukattais. These is a sweet version too, enclosing the dumplings with a lip smacking sweet jaggery mixture. Sweet versions are a favorite but savory version is relished much with the elderly. Working moms find the dish useful, when nothing is in store. Kara Kozhukattai can be served as a breakfast dish with chutney for a change. The wholesome and healthy Kozhukattai dish should be noted in you menu chart. You can explore a well detailed recipe here that can be easily prepared at home. Enjoy the healthy dish with your family.

Uppu Urundai | Kara Kozhukattai With Video

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Tamil
Servings 5 people



  • Soak rice for 2 hours . You can use any rice.
  • After two hours drain and grind in mixer grind as fine batter with 1/2 cup of water.
  • In a pan add oil and temper with mustard seeds and channa dal.
  • Now add chopped onion, chopped green chilli and curry leaves. Saute well with salt.
  • Now add previously ground rice batter and mix gently.
  • Once water absorbs, turn to low flame and mix well. Cook for 5 more minutes.
  • After the mixture is cooked well, turn heat off and allow to cool for five minutes to prepare dumplings.
  • Now make small size balls. Keep this aside.
  • Prepare dumplings with the remaining rice batter.
  • Steam the balls in a steamer for 5 minutes and turn off the flame after its done.
  • Now it's ready to serve Kara Kozhukattai


You can visit this link Paal Kozhukattai. You can also visit this link Masala Kozhukattai with Broken Wheat.
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