Bellam Kudumulu / Undrallu

Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayaka Chaturthi is a Hindu festival that reverses God Ganesha. This 10 day festival is marked with Installation of Ganesha clay idols at home or at a public place in a neighborhood. This festival remembers of Ganesha birthday and celebrates him as god of good beginnings, prosperity and  obstacle remover. This festival is celebrated through out India specially as a public event organized by local youth group or associations. The primary sweet dish during this festival is Modak / Modakam or Kudumu /  Modaka / Kozhakatta /  modakam.  It is a dumpling made with rice flour stuffed with grated coconut and jaggery and dry fruits, later steamed or fried. 

For day 2 under the theme " Pick a festival / special occasion " post for the day is about Kudumulu / Undrallu.


Rice flour 1 cup
Bellam / Jaggery 1 cup
Chana dal 1 tablespoon
Cardamom / Elaichi powder 1/4 spoon
Grated fresh coconut 1/4 cup
Water 3/4 cup
Ghee / Butter 1 tablespoon


Wash and soak chana dal for 1 hour, presser cook and drain water.
Make a smooth paste.
In a non stick pan add water along with jaggery.
Let the jaggery melt completely, filter  to remove the dust particles.
Now boil the syrup again till the bubbles appear.
Switch off flame and add rice flour, coconut , chana dal paste and  cardamom powder.
Add ghee / butter and mix it thoroughly.
Add water in the steamer or idly cooker and bring it to boil.
Now make small balls or dices or patties with the dough and place them in idly plates.
Steam for 7-8 minutes.

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Srivalli said...

One of my favorite dish we make for Ganesh Chathurthi!..awesome one..

Jayashree said...

Such a delicious prasadam. Love this.

Archana said...

Such a delicious Prasad.

veena said...

I have never made this. Looks delicious!!

Chef Mireille said...

the combination of ingredients sounds delicious

Mayuri Patel said...

This Blogging Marathon is introducing me to new recipes. Yours is one of them. a different kind of offering for Lord Ganesha.

Gayathri Kumar said...

This is one of the favourite. Looks absolutely yum..

cookingwithsapana said...

Jaggery Ladoo looks very nice to make on Ganesha Chaturthi.

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

so beautifully presented! Looks delicious!

Nisha said...

I love this. :) The ingredients are similar to seedai and we fry them. I love the dough as such. :)

Priya Suresh said...

Bellam Kudumulu looks absolutely fabulous, a must for Ganesh chaturthi na, love to enjoy some anytime.