We generally do this Kudumulu for almost many of the festivals and one main festival we do this is for Ganesh Chaturdhi. This is a very common and favourite dish for Ganesh.
Ingredients:Rice - 1cup
Chana Dal - 1tbsp
Jeera - 1tsp (optional)
Salt to taste
- Soak the chana dal overnight in water.
- Soak the rice in water for 1 hour and let it dry under sun or fan till half dry.
- Now course grind the rice by just pushing the grinder button to pulse mode and repeat it again depending on the consistency (it must not be very powder or very course. need to see at least some course rice like cream of rice)
- Now sieve it and keep the course rice aside.
- For one cup of rice add 2cups of water and to this add the chana dal and let it cook till done.
- Now add some salt to taste and add the cream of rice in it and mix well.
- Keep the lid on it and let it cook for 5-10 mins till done. You will know that it is done when it is not that sticky if you test it by hand.
- Now make this mixture into small balls (lemon size) and pressure cook them in the idly pan for 10-15 mins and now the kudumulu is ready to serve.
Points to remember(Hints):
- You can directly use cream of rice that we get it from the store by avoiding the steps 2, 3 and 4. But the above method is and old tradition method which gives us the perfect taste of kudumulu.
- Depending on the consistency after adding rice you can add some water if necessary. If it becomes very hard as soon as we added rice.
- Do not mix while adding the cream of rice. Mix it only after adding the full rice into it. If you do mix it while adding it may become very thin consistency.
- If you do not have pressure cooker or wanted to do it in the old method just add some water to a big pot and tie a wet cloth on top of it and keep these kudumulu on it and cook them on stove for 10-15mins.
- Some people do the same procedure with rice flour which is known as undrallu.