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Makes :
6 pieces

Preparation Time :
45 minutes

Cooking Time :
15 minutes

Preparation Method :

  • Grind the rice, cumin seeds and green chilies with 1 cup of water to a coarse consistency. Transfer to a bowl.
  • Add the drained dhal into the ground rice and mix well.
  • The Tempering: Heat the oil in a skillet. Add the tempering ingredients. Allow the mustard seeds splutter and the urad dhal to turn golden.
  • Add the ground rice mixture with salt into the skillet.
  • Pour about 1½ cups of water into the skillet. Simmer covered, stirring frequently over medium heat, till the rice is cooked.
  • Add coconut and mix well. Cool the mixture.
  • Shape into oval-shaped balls and steam-cook for 10 minutes before serving.



  • 120 grams extra long-grained rice, rinsed, soaked and drained
  • 100 grams grated fresh coconut
  • 30 grams moong dhal, rinsed, soaked and drained
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 3 green chilies, roughly chopped
  • Salt, to taste


  • 25 ml IDHAYAM sesame oil
  • Few curry leaves
  • 1 teaspoon black mustard seeds
  • 1 teaspoon urad dhal

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