For Day 2, week 1 of BM #42, here is one of the favorites of Lord Ganesha. I understand there are many variations to these but these are the simplest ones which we make at home. These work out perfectly even for a snack!

Lord Ganesha, the remover of all obstacles is worshiped on Vinayaka Chavithi which typically is observed in the Bhadrapada month of the lunar calender (typically september).

Ingredients - 

*Rice Rava 1/2 cup (Not the regular sooji/semolina see notes)
Chana Dal  Tbsp
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Salt as needed
Water 1 cup
Ghee 1/2 tsp

Notes - Soak Rice overnight, drain and spread it out on a muslin cloth. When it is just about air dried, ground into a coarse rava consistency. Store in an air tight container for future use.


Method Of Preparation -

Soak the chana dal for about 30 minutes.

In a pan, bring a cup of water to a rolling boil, adding salt and ghee.

Reduce the flame, Add the soaked and drained chana dal and slowly add the rice rava while briskly and let it cook for a couple of minutes.

Switch off the flame, cover and let it cook in the steam for about 5-6 minutes.

After it is cool to touch, pinch small portions of the mixture, roll them them to desired shape (typically round) and set them in a steamer. 

Steam for about 10 minutes, remove from fire and let it cool.

Remove from the steamer and they are ready to be offered as Naivedyam to Lord Ganesha.

I served them with Coconut chutney.

Preparation Time 25 min
Makes 16 bite size ones


  1. nayana Says:
  2. A perfect offering for d lord

  3. Looks so tempting. Love the round shape

  4. looks yumm and tempting

  5. Priya Suresh Says:
  6. Wow, give me that plate, i can have those undrallu happily with that chutney.

  7. This seems to be a really delicious snack..looks great and Lords favorite...wow..like that!!

  8. Sarita Says:
  9. Superb! Great presentation.. My favorite undrallu..

  10. Srivalli Says:
  11. This is such a famous snack in south TN as well..I simply love it..your pictures have come out so well harini..

  12. Padmajha Says:
  13. Pics looks so inviting!Must have tasted yum!

  14. Unknown Says:
  15. My favorite prasadam looks so tempting.

  16. Suma Gandlur Says:
  17. I love them as a brunch dish too. Harini, what do you use to grind rice?

  18. Pavani Says:
  19. Undrallu are one of my family favorite too. This is a great any time snack.

  20. Unknown Says:
  21. They look scrumptious..

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