Mangalorean Style Masala Pundi Recipe - Steamed rice dumpling in Onion Gravy

Soft rice dumpling dipped in a ground coconut onion gravy is a perfect breakfast dish. This is popular dish in Mangalore and Udupi and is a must try recipe.

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Mangalorean Style Masala Pundi Recipe - Steamed rice dumpling in Onion Gravy
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Mangalorean style Masala Pundi Recipe - Steamed rice dumpling in Onion Gravy is a simple hearty breakfast dish that has coconut rice dumpling immersed in a flavorful onion coconut gravy.

The rice dumplings in other words called as “Pundi Gatti” is a dish that has its roots across malnad, udupi and Mangalorean regions. Preparing these dumpling are little time consuming but once done all you have to do is dip it in the onion gravy or as well eat it along with a dollop of ghee on top.

Serve the Mangalorean style Masala Pundi Recipe - Steamed rice dumpling in Onion Gravy as it is with a glass of Masala Chai Recipe - Indian Spiced Tea by the side for your morning breakfast. 

If you are looking for more Indian Breakfast here are some: 

  1. Vegetable Rava Upma Recipe
  2. Mor Kali (Kazhi) Recipe (Savory Rice Flour Breakfast Pudding)
  3. Sabudana Khichdi Recipe (Savory Tapioca Pearl Breakfast Pudding)

Cuisine: Mangalorean
Course: South Indian Breakfast
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

15 M

Cooks in

45 M

Total in

60 M

Makes:

4 Servings

Ingredients

    For the Pundi
  • 1 cup Dosa rice , washed and dried completely
  • 1/2 cup Fresh coconut , grated
  • 1 tablespoon Salt
  • For the Onion Gravy
  • 1 Onion , chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic , chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 1 cup Tamarind Water
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida (hing)
  • 1 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , chopped
  • Ingredients for roasting and grinding
  • 2 tablespoon Coriander (Dhania) Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Methi Seeds (Fenugreek Seeds)
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 tablespoon White Urad Dal (Split)
  • 2 Dry red chillies
  • 4 tablespoon Fresh coconut

How to make Mangalorean Style Masala Pundi Recipe - Steamed rice dumpling in Onion Gravy

  1. To begin making the Mangalorean style Masala Pundi Recipe - Steamed rice dumpling in Onion Gravy we will make the pundi, wash the dosa rice and dry them completely.

  2. Grind the rice in a mixer to a coarse mixture, add the grated coconut and blitz it one more time and keep it aside.

  3. Heat a sauce pan with 1 cup water, add salt and leave it to boil. Add the ground rice mixture and start whisking continuously so that no lumps are formed.

  4. Keep whisking till the mixture thickens and does not stick to the sides of the saucepan.

  5. Once done turn off the heat and allow it to cool.

  6. Meanwhile keep a vegetable steamer ready with enough water to steam the dumplings.

  7. Make lemon sized balls from the cooked rice mixture and place them on the plate of the steamer. Steam the dumplings for about 20 minutes.

  8. We will move ahead to make the curry, heat a small skillet with a teaspoon of oil. Add coriander seeds, fenugreek seeds and roast them for 10 seconds. Later add the dry red chillies, cumin seeds, urad dal and roast them well too for another 10 seconds.

  9. Take these roasted spices and grind it along with coconut in a mixer grinder to a fine paste. Add little water to grind it smoothly.

  10. Heat a kadai with oil, add the mustard seeds and splutter for few seconds and add the curry leaves and hing. Once that crackles add the chopped onions and garlic and saute till the onions becomes translucent.

  11. Add turmeric powder, the ground paste, tamarind water and give it a stir. Check for salt. You can add 1 more cup of water and allow it to boil.

  12. Once the dumplings are steamed, transfer them to a serving plate, pour a ladle of the gravy on the steamed dumplings, garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

  13. Serve the Mangalorean style Masala Pundi Recipe - Steamed rice dumpling in Onion Gravy as it is with a glass of Masala Chai Recipe - Indian Spiced Tea by the side for your morning breakfast.

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Last Modified On Tuesday, 21 May 2019 10:31
     
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