Friday, March 2, 2012

Minty oondi(mint flavoured steamed rice dumplings)

Oondi(steamed rice balls) is a speciality of manglore.Normally we prepare oondi with rice and coconut with some seasoning as i have prepared it in my earlier post.But this oondi is little different because i have added mint chutney to give that minty favour to it.This oondi goes well with katta meeta chutney.

Minty oondi

Idli rava-2 cups
Urad dal-1tsp
Mustard seeds-1tsp
Fenugreek(methi) seeds-1/4tsp

Ingredients for mint chutney:-
Mint leaves-1 cup
Green chillies-4-5
Ginger-1/2 inch piece
Garlic-4-5 cloves

Method of preparing  mint chutney:-
  • Separate the mint leaves from the stalk,wash along with ginger and green chillies.
  • Now grind all the ingredients to fine paste.

Method of preparing oondi:-
  • Wash idli rava and soak in water for  about 30 mins.
  • After 30 mins add green chutney to the strained idli rava and add 3 cups of water.
  • Heat a heavy bottomed kadai  or pan .Add ghee in that  put some urad dal followed by mustard and fenugreek(methi) let it crackle.
  • Now add  idli rava mixture and put some salt and continue stirring all the time until the mixture leaves the side of the kadai or until its almost dry.
  • Let it cool down for some time before making balls.
  • Now start preparing round shaped balls,when making balls moist your palm with some water, make a small well in the centre of the ball and put all the balls in a bowl for steaming.
  • Once you finish with all the mixture ,boil some water in a idli steamer or in a pressure cooker and place the oondi bowl for steaming .If you steam in pressure cooker don't use the weight(whistle).
  • Steam for about 20mins or till done.
  • After 20 mins switch off the gas and open the lid and let it cool  before taking it out.
  • Serve hot with katta meetha chutney
Minty oondi with katta meeta chutney


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