Friday, June 24, 2011

Avarekallu Kadubu/Regi undralla gugillu (Rice flour balls Avarekallu Snack) ....FFF#10

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This is the 9th week of my ongoing series Cooking with Family-Family Food Friday and if you have missed any of the previous posts in this series,check them here.

LinkThis week's post is sent to me by my cousin 'Savitha' who had sent Mosaru Kodubale earlier.I had heard a lot about this dish from my aunt that this is a very famous recipe at savitha's place.Hence I requested her to send this entry for me and she was kind enough to agree to send this in spite of her busy schedule.She had even surprised me with the step-by-step pictures and I am really thankful to her for that.My mom prepares a similar version to this called 'Methi Kadabu' and this version is new even to me and I am really looking for fresh avarekallu season to try this.

This recipe does not have any fixed name as it is called with different names in different regions such as 'Kadubu' or 'Undrallu' or 'Seedai'.I have seen similar recipes in several blogs and I think every region has its own way of making it with few changes.In North Karnataka these are called kadabu and they do a variation with it and is mainly with methi and hence it is called 'Menthi kadabu' and in Tamilnadu this is called 'Seedai/Kozhukottai' which is tempered rice balls.I can say this version is native to Bangalore and is made with fresh avarekallu and hence I named it as 'Avarekallu Kadubu'.The preparation is quite elaborate and it definitely tests your patience and if you are making it for the first time,please be patient while making it and also start with smaller quantity.As I have tasted the other version I can say these taste absolutely delicious and is really worth the effort you had put in.This can be had as breakfast or snack,if you are making this for breakfast you need to have lots of patience as you have to make more quantity.

Rice flour plays a very important role in most of our community style breakfast dishes at my place,if you have observed the entries for this series half of them are based on either rice flour or rice rawa.We usually stack a big container of rice flour in our pantry and also we consume it more like wheat flour.You can check the rice flour breakfast varieties like Uttha Rotti, Akki Rotti, Bilavalige(rice flour Chapathi),Vadappam(rice flour poori), Mosaru Kodubale(Curd-rice flour rings),Billakudumu(rice rava tikkis) in my blog.
Ingredients:

for Rice Flour Marbles:
1 cup Rice flour
2 cups water
2 tsp oil
1/2 tsp salt

for Seasoning:
1/2 Cup avarekallu (Lilva/hyacinth/mochai)
1/2 cup grated fresh cocunut
1/4 cup chopped coriander
1 tsp green chili Paste
1 tsp lemon Juice(or to taste)
1/4 tsp mustard Seeds
1/4 tsp jeera/cumin seeds
1/2 tsp chana dal
1/2 tsp urad dal
2-3 tsp oil
a pinch of hing
Salt to taste

Method:

Making of tiny rice flour Balls:
  • In a vessel, add water, salt and oil and let it come to a boil.
  • After it boils, reduce the heat and add rice flour. At this point don't touch the rice flour, leave it as it is for exactly 15 mins over medium heat.
  • Switch off the flame and using a ladle mix it well until you get it into a smooth consistent dough (as shown in the picture). Once it cools a bit,you can use your hand at the end to knead into a smooth dough as shown in picture.
  • Take an empty vessel and apply oil on its base and edges.
  • Take some dough in your hand, and using your fingers make small balls as shown in picture (the smaller the balls, the better the taste.it all depends on your patience).If the dough keeps sticking to you hand, smear little oil to your fingers to continue making the balls.This is the most time consuming process but the end product makes you forget all the pain you have taken while making it.
  • After you finish making all the balls, place the vessel in a pressure cooker without any lid on the vessel. Do sprinkle one or two tea spoons of oil on the top of the balls and steam it for 10-15 min without using a weight (like you would make idly).
  • Once the pressure drops open the cooker and place the vessel aside. You should be seeing shiny balls as shown in the picture.
Boil Averekallu:
  • Boil avarekallu either in microwave or on stove top until it becomes tender and soft. Drain all the water and keep them aside.
Seasoning Part:
  • Take oil in a pan, after the oil heats up, add mustard seeds and let the, splutter, add urad and chana dal until golden brown, add jeera, hing and green chili paste.
  • Add boiled avarekallu and mix it well for 2min.
  • Add rice balls from the vessel and mix it well in medium heat for about 5min.
  • Finally switch off the stove and add lemon juice, coconut and cilantro and mix it well.
Serve it hot and enjoy the snack!

42 comments:

Kitchen Flavours said...

First liked those pics...and pictorial is very helpful.....coming to the recipe another new one to me...looks yum....i have to say Prathy u r exploring the hidden talent in u r family members....love the way she presented....rock on with u r series......

SouthIndianHome said...

gugulu (Sundal) Looks delicious and tempting
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Suma Gandlur said...

This version is very new to me.
As I once mentioned earlier, your relatives are really doing a wonderful job, capturing those beautiful images.

Saras said...

lovely pictorial, addition beans is different for me:) but sound delicious..

jayasree said...

I am amazed with the variety of dishes where averakalu is added... We make call these ammini kozhakkattai sans the beans. Here the balls are so small and it surely calls for loads of patience. Delectable clicks.

Vimitha Anand said...

Looks so delicious. Nice clicks..

Priya Sreeram said...

something similar to the ammini kozhukattai we make- lovely pics, so pain-stakingly done !! nice

Gita Jaishankar said...

We too make a similar version of this without the beans...love this dish dear...looks absolutely delicious with all the seasonnings...lovely clicks too :)

Hari Chandana said...

I too make this recipe.. yours looks simply perfect and delicious. love the recipe and presentation.. Gr8 job !!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Those cute little balls looks very flavourful n tempting

Deeksha said...

Wow! Looks so yummy and tempting! This is very new to me. Great job done! So much of patience ...Hats off

Santosh Bangar said...

excellent gr8 recipe of different snack must try it rather bookmark it

Kadhyaa... said...

that gguglu looks so cute..lots of effort appriciate it nice way of presenting..

By the way livla beans is already in market or u used frozen

Raji said...

Like some other bloggers said Prathy..we call this as ammini kozhukattais..but this is a fab version with mochai...and I have to say to Savitha..that you have loads of patience as I know its not so comfortable job making so many small balls..great job done.

Priya said...

Prefect looking guilt free snack, definitely sounds amazing and totally new to me..thanks for sharing..

jeyashrisuresh said...

very nicely explained traditional recipe.clicks are so nice and neat

Sensible Vegetarian said...

This looks fantastic. See I am supposed to be on a vacation but remembered about your Friday series and opened up blogger and now I am tempted to go get a peek at all your guys posts.

Shobha Kamath said...

Lovely pics and narration too! This is new to me ! but definitely looks yummy ! Thanks for sharing.

Ramya said...

That looks soo yummy..we too make a slightly different version of this called ammini kozhukatta:-)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Love it a lot,we too make it a similar way,loved the pictorial!

Prathima Rao said...

This is new to me Prathiba & looks so good!!!!
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Hamaree Rasoi said...

It is a dish that needs lots of patience (to make the small balls from the dough !) another new rice flour based dish.Lovely series dear... Nicely explained.

Priti said...

New for me and looks so yum dear ..I wish can grab the bowl :)

divya said...

Wow! Looks so yummy and tempting!

Rinku Naveen said...

Looks so tempting! Yummy snack. Step by step pics are too good.

PJ said...

Delicious clicks Prathiba. Looks like everyone in your family are awesome cooks :)

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

wow, those seeds are so very new for me. I have heard of undrallu, but ragi flour ones are surely a nice twist. Overall the snack looks awesome.

Sushma Mallya said...

Lovely recipe Prathibha , just loved the clicks this is something which I would love to try ...I love avarekalu but hardly find them in Uk :)

swapna said...

New to me and looks delectable.....

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Looks super good... Worth the effort...

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Sobha Shyam said...

looks absolutely delicious..beautifully presented..lovely recipe..

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Shubha said...

Just superb .. great recipe and fantastic pics.:)

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

This is very new to me !! looks so wonderful and loved it !!

Rookie Qookie said...

wud render a gud n healthy snack..

Ambreen said...

Wow, looks fantastic! Tempting pics, beautiful presentation!

purabi naha said...

That's great, dear!! You are so patient to make the balls...but, I know that the end-result would be fantastic!!!

Now Serving said...

Pratibha, These look so delicious! we make something akin to this called paal or mani kozhakatai which i simply LOVE!!! It is labor intensive hence I make it rarely - but your picture tempts me to make some soon :)

LG said...

Loved it! Will make them soon, let me see if I can post it :)

aipi said...

I am amazed by the recipe n the whole process involved in making this! An entirely new idea n recipe n i just want to taste some right now :) Kudos!
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kaveri said...

Healthy and tasty Kadubu...Addition of Avarekalu is a nice option...Have heard about different types of kadubus while in Bangalore...looks delicious

Sadhana Ginde said...

Wow, what a great recipe & patience you have -- will try it soon :-) It looks delicious, yummy pics!

Pavithra said...

Prathy oh my we make this one a lot.. if u would have asked Undrallu then i would have told u yes... we do this often. Offcourse not here in US :)

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