Mangalorean Pundi / Mangalore Style Rice Rava Dumplings

A traditional breakfast in the south Mangalorean regions, these dumplings are healthy and easy to make!

Idli rava / rice rava (semolina) – 1 cup
Grated coconut- 1/4 cup
Boiling water- 3 cups
Urad dal – 1 tsp
Dried red chilies- 2, broken
Curry leaves- A sprig
Salt- To taste
Ghee/clarified butter- As needed

Method: Heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, dried red chilies, &curry leaves. Add the idli rava and roast on medium flame until it turns aromatic. Add the boiling water, grated coconut, and salt. Mix well continuously making sure no lumps are formed and the mixture thickens. Add some ghee and cook until the mixture starts to separate the pan. Remove from flame and allow it to cool slightly. Wet your hands and make balls with a small hole, pressing gently with your thumb. Place the prepared balls into the steamer  and steam for 10-15 minutes. Serve pundi with chutney or curry of your choice.  Enjoy!

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