Kudumulu (Steamed Rice Dumpling) ~ Vinayakar Chaturthi Prasadam

Kudumulu also referred as Undrallu(steamed rice dumpling). Its a famous delicacy from AndhraPradesh (southern part of India). This is a healthy breakfast recipe. It is prepared especially during Vinayaka Chavithi / Vinayakar Chaturthi. Lord Ganesha is said to be fond of Undrallu or Kudumulu. So it is prepared and served as Prasadam / Naivedhyam to him on that day. An excellent steam cooked food with very mild flavor and taste which goes well with any spicy chutney or pickle. This Kudumulu is a savory version rice balls with combination of rice and chena dal. Very simple and delicious recipe that can be made faster with good source of carbohydrate and protein. A Perfect food for kids.


YIELD – 20-25 Kudumulu


Raw Rice-1 cup
Water- 2 1/4 cup
Cumin Seeds-1tsp
Bengal Gram Dal / Chenna Dal- 2-3tbsp(soak in warm water for 15 minutes)
Grated Fresh coconut- 2 tbsp(optional)
Salt To Taste
OIl-1tbsp + little for making Kudumulu


  1. Wash raw rice and dry out completedly .
  2. Grind to coarse powder using mixie like rava.
  3. Heat a deep bottom pan. Pour in the measured water, add oil, cumin seeds, gram dhal and bring to boiling state.
  4. Now gently drop the rice powder(rava) to the boiling water and ctir constantly without any lumps.
  5. Cook till it forms a massive lump and entire water is being absorbed. Finally add grated coconut and mix once. Turn off the flame. Transfer to the plate.
  6. Cool the mixture and smear hands with oil and start making small balls out of the massive mixture. Alternatively can flatten the balls to thick patties. This Pattern is known as Bila kudumulu.
  7. Steam cook the Kudumulu for 5minutes using steamer or Idli steamer.
  8. Serve this as offering / naivedhyam to Lord Ganesha.
  9. Enjoy this steam food with Ginger Chutney or Peanut Chutney.


Replace  gram dhal with cow peas if you wish to taste new flavor.

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Sakarai Pongal
Modakam / Kozhukattai
Pasi Paruppu Payasam
Ulundu Vadai / Medu Vadai
Nei Appam

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Healthy breakfast!! My fav too

Julie said...

So yummy Kudumulu

Healthy and prefect for ganesh chathurthi,yummy dumplings.

Unknown said...

yummy and lovely clicks

Anonymous said...

this is lovely. Love your presentation too X

wow yummy treat.

- Meg's Delicious Adventures

Unknown said...

wishes to you and lovely dish

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Unknown said...

Thanks for linking such a yummy and authentic dish to my event.. Looking forward for more yummy dishes!!!


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