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Undi and Thoy

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Total Time:
4-8 hours
Serves:4
Rated 4 based on 100 votes
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Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup - ( 200 g ) raw or boiled Rice
  • 1 cup - (125 g ) grated Coconut (pick tender Coconut)
  • 1/4 cup - water
  • 1 tsp -jeera (cumin seeds)
  • 1/2 tsp - salt
  • 1/2 tsp - oil (to grease)
  • 1 cup - tur dal
  • 3 cups - water
  • 1/4 tsp - Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp - oil
  • 3- green chillies, slit lengthwise
  • 3 / 4 tsp - salt ( or to taste )
  • 1/4 tsp - pepper powder ( optional )
  • For seasoning:
  • 2 tsp - oil
  • 1 tsp - Mustard Seeds
  • 1/2 tsp- Cumin seeds
  • 1 spring- Curry leaves
  • 2 -broken Red Chillies

How to Make

  • For the Undi:
  • Wash and clean rice. Soak rice in water for 4 - 6 hours.
  • Drain out water and make coarse and thick paste with grated coconut.
  • Add 1/4 cup water during grinding ( Do not add more water ).
  • Transfer the batter into another container and mix with salt and jeera.
  • Roll this batter in the form of undi (round shape) and arrange on a greased thali / bowl. Steam in a pressure cooker (without weight) or steamer on a medium heat for 15 - 20 minutes until done and softens. Serve warm with thoy or coconut chutney.
  • For the Thoy
  • Clean and soak tur dal in 3 cups water for 15 minutes.
  • Pressure cook dal with turmeric powder and oil till done ( reduce heat to medium after 1st whistle and pressure cook on medium heat for 8 - 10 minutes ).
  • Allow the pressure cooker to cool.
  • Boil dal again with slit green chillies and salt to taste.
  • Cover with a lid and boil on a low heat for 10 - 15 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • For Seasoning:
  • Heat oil in a small frying pan and add mustard seeds.
  • When they begin to pop, add curry leaves, cumin seeds and broken red chillies.
  • Saute on low heat for 2 - 3 minutes or till fragrant.
  • Pour this seasoning over thoy ( sprinkle 1/4 tsp pepper powder if required ) and serve with undi.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Niya's World