Ukad Recipe (Maharashtrian Rice Flour Porridge)

This simple dish made with rice flour is divine with a dollop of ghee on top.

Devaki  Sonawala
Ukad Recipe (Maharashtrian Rice Flour Porridge)
1904 ratings.

Ukad really has no English or a Hindi word as far I know. This dish is divine with a dollop of tup/ghee/clarified butter. However, this is traditionally had with oil but we were always generous on ghee (hey, we had cows at home and milk and milk products were always abundant) and was my paternal grandma’s favourite, this is her recipe and she often had this with us after school hours. I can fondly remember all the women of my home savour on this during the evening. Also my maternal grandma says that this dish is widely loved mainly by the women folk alone and hence was usually not made for breakfast at home. Also I haven’t come across seen any restaurant that serves this on their menu.

Serve Ukad along with ghee or along with Maharashtrian Tomato Saar for a simple weeknight dinner.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Maharashtrian recipes such as

  1. Maharashtrian Golyachi Amti Recipe
  2. Batatyacha Kees Recipe
  3. Katachi Amti Recipe

Course: Dinner
Diet: Vegetarian
Equipments Used: Hard Anodised Kadai (Wok)
Prep in

5 M

Cooks in

5 M

Total in

10 M


1 Servings


  • 3 tablespoons Rice flour , fine
  • 2 tablespoons Curd (Dahi / Yogurt)
  • 8 tablespoons Water , or as required
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric powder (Haldi)
  • Asafoetida (hing) , a pinch
  • 5 cloves Garlic , peeled
  • 1 Green Chilli , chopped
  • 4 Curry leaves

How to make Ukad Recipe (Maharashtrian Rice Flour Porridge)

  1. To begin making the Ukad recipe, whisk the rice flour, curd, water and salt in a bowl.

  2. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan and add mustard seeds, let it splutter.

  3. Add the turmeric, hing and the curry leaves, whole garlic cloves, let the garlic turn a light brown (ensure not to burn).

  4. Next, add the chilli and make sure you don't burn it.

  5. Swiftly add the rice flour concoction and stir continuously with a spatula.

  6. Add about 2-3 tablespoons water if you can’t stir it easily.

  7. Using a spatula mix till its thick and till it smells cooked, this would take approximately 5 minutes.

  8. Transfer to a bowl and add oil/ghee as per your taste and garnish with coriander leaves. Unrefined Groundnut oil recommended. I love mine with ghee/tup.

  9. Serve Ukad along with ghee or along with Maharashtrian Tomato Saar for a simple weeknight dinner.

Last Modified On Tuesday, 16 May 2017 14:24
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