masala pundi recipe with rava | semolina dumplings recipe

semolina pundi
masala pundi recipe with rava | semolina dumplings recipe | pundi gatti or rava dumpling step by step photo recipe. i love to have a healthy south indian breakfast everyday, dosas and idlis are our all time favourite recipe.

i used to never make pundi as it requires a lot effort. pre soaking of rice, grinding to coarse batter, mixing continuously the batter to form dough. at last steaming after making balls. no more to worry as the other day i had visited one of my friends house (Raghav) who is staying in sydney and he prepared pundi in a jiffy.

i was surprised to see that pundi can be made with rava (semolina) also.  today i am here with sharing easy, quick and tasty way of preparing pundi. no surprises this recipe is just like making uppitu and then steaming after making balls.

just before jumping into the recipe, please have a look at my other breakfast recipes, especially, uppitupongal ,sambar rice, coriander rice, bisi bele bath, pudina pulao, tomato rice recipes. also have look at my dosa, plain dosaneer dosarava idli, idli with cooked rice, poori etc.
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masala pundi recipe with rava | semolina dumplings recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 
masala pundi recipe with rava | semolina dumplings recipe
Course: Main
Cuisine: south india
Servings: 2 Servings
Author: Hebbar's Kitchen
Ingredients (1 cup = 255 ML)
  • 1 cup semolina/bombay/sooji/rava fine variety
  • ½ onion finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli finely chopped
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • 1 tsp urad dal
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds / jeera
  • pinch hing
  • ½ inch ginger finely chopped
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 sprig of curry leaves
  • 1 tsp sugar optional or add as required
  • 2 tbsp oil or ghee
  • salt as required
Instructions
  1. in a pan, heat 2 tbsp of oil and add 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp chana dal, 1 tsp cumin seeds and 1 tsp urad dal, hing and few curry leaves. fry till they begin to splutter.
  2. now add the finely chopped onions, chilli, ginger and saute the onions till they become translucent or pinkish.
  3. add 3 cups water to this mixture and add salt as required.
  4. then add sugar. sugar is optional and you can skip it. we prefer a slight sweet taste in the pundi and hence we add it. stir well.
  5. heat the water and let it come to a to a rolling boiling. now lower the flame to its lowest.
  6. then add the rava slowly stirring immediately
  7. you need to quickly stir and mix well else you can find lumps.
  8. cover and allow the rava to steam for 1 minutes on the low flame. then swtich off the flame. now the rava is cooked. and ready to make balls.
  9. wet your palm and take handful of dough and make oval shaped balls.
  10. arrange these balls in a pan.
  11. steam cook them for 15 minutes to 20 minutes.
  12. healthy breakfast pundi gatti or rava dumpling is ready. it can be served with chutney and sambar of your choice.

masala pundi recipe with rava | semolina dumplings step by step photo recipe:

  1. in a pan, heat 2 tbsp of oil and add 1 tsp mustard seeds, 1 tsp chana dal, 1 tsp cumin seeds and 1 tsp urad dal, hing and few curry leaves. fry till they begin to splutter.
    masala pundi
  2. now add the finely chopped onions, chilli, ginger and saute the onions till they become translucent or pinkish.
    pundi gatti
  3. add 3 cups water to this mixture and add salt as required.
    rava dumpling
  4. then add sugar. sugar is optional and you can skip it. we prefer a slight sweet taste in the pundi and hence we add it. stir well.
    rava dumpling
  5. heat the water and let it come to a to a rolling boiling. now lower the flame to its lowest.
  6. then add the rava slowly stirring immediately
    rava dumpling
  7. you need to quickly stir and mix well else you can find lumps.
    pundi gatti
  8. cover and allow the rava to steam for 1 minutes on the low flame. then swtich off the flame. now the rava is cooked. and ready to make balls.
  9. wet your palm and take handful of dough and make oval shaped balls.
    semolina dumplings
  10. arrange these balls in a pan.
    masala pundi 10
  11. steam cook them for 15 minutes to 20 minutes.
    masala pundi
  12. healthy breakfast pundi gatti or rava dumpling is ready. it can be served with chutney and sambar of your choice.
    pundi

notes:

  • be careful while preparing balls as the dough (uppitu) will be very hot.
  • make sure you wet your hands completely to avoid stickiness.
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18 COMMENTS

  1. Hi, your recipes are very easy to follow and they all turn out to be really tasty. Many thanks for making our lives easy by posting them.

  2. When the rava is cooked in the pan, Upama is ready as usual. What is the need to cook it again?

  3. its like a upma but we steam it rite? i will try for sure soon 🙂

    i want to see more steamed breakfast recipes

    Thanks & Regards
    Shruthi R Rao

  4. Hi archana! Thank you for the amazing blog posts….I’ve tried a few of your recipes and they have turned out very well… Great blog for beginners!

  5. Thank you for providing a ready list of awesome recipes from udupi-mangalore. Quite handy when we need a quick lookup.
    Keep up the good work, Sir.

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