Undrallu or Kudumulu (Rice Rava Balls with Bengal Gram) – Vinayaka Chaviti Naivedyam

Undrallu - Vinayaka Chavithi Special from Andhra
Undrallu – Vinayaka Chavithi Special from Andhra

Vinayaka Chaviti/Ganesh Chaturthi is just around the corner. It is one of my favourite festivals and I plan the menu days in advance so that I can source all the ingredients in time.

For every Andhra home, one must-have naivedyam on Vinayaka Chaviti is Undrallu. It is said to be Vinayaka’s favourite. It is also a great favourite of my dad’s.


  1. Rice – 2 Cups
  2. Chana Dal/Senaga Pappu/Bengal Gram – 1/2 Cup
  3. Salt to Taste
  4. Sesame Oil – 1 tsp


  1. Soak the chana dal for about 30 minutes.
  2. Grind the rice into a coarse powder.
  3. Drain the water from the soaked dal and add to the rice flour.
  4. Add salt.
  5. Mix well.
  6. Add 4 Cups of water.
  7. Pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  8. If there is still water in the dough, cook over an open flame till the water evaporates.
  9. Let the dough cool till it is just warm.
  10. Mix well.
  11. Grease your palms with a little oil.
  12. Take about a tablespoon of the dough and roll it into a ball.
  13. Place all the undrallu in a bowl and cover with a lid.
  14. Steam in a pressure cooker for about 10 mins.
  15. Offer to Vinayaka as naivedyam.
  16. Serve warm with kobbari pachadi or dosakaya pachadi.


  • Do not soak the chana dal for too long or it will disintegrate.
  • Do not grind to rice too fine, otherwise you will have a sticky mess on your hands and the undrallu will be rock hard.
Uppu Undrallu
Uppu Undrallu