Thursday, April 15, 2010

Undi (Konkani Cuisine)

Basically this is a konkani food. But when i tasted it for the first time, soon it became one among my favorite food.Here is the recipe;

  • Raw rice - 1 cup
  • Coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Curry leaves - 2 spring
  • Fenugreek seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Coconut oil - 1-2 tbsp
  • Green chillies - 1-2 (adjust)
  • Tamarind - big gooseberry size
  • Refined oil - 3 tbsp
  • Salt to taste


  • Soak the tamarind in a little water for few minutes. 
  • Give a few quick turns in the bender along with the green chillies. 
  • Do not grind it smoothly. It should be coarse. 
  • Mix salt & refined oil. 
  • Now the tamarind water is ready.
  • Soak the rice for 1 hour.
  • Grind the rice along with coconut to the rava consistency & keep the rice batter ready.
  • Heat coconut oil Splutter fenugreek, and curry leaves on medium flame. Do not over fry this.
  • Add the prepared rice batter & salt.
  • Keep stirring till it becomes tight enough to make balls.
  • Remove from heat & transfer it to another vessel. 
  • Cover & keep it for few minutes.
  • When it is warm enough to handle make small flat balls & press one of the flat side with the finger slightly. So that it cooks evenly.
  • Now steam boil this balls for 15 to 20 minutes or till it is done.
  • Serve hot with tamarind water.

Note -  For 1/2 liter of tamarind water use 1 or 2 green chillies & 3 tbsp of oil.

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