Basale Pundi with Onion Gravy

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Basale Pundi with Onion Gravy


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :8 Hr 0 Min

Cook Time : 30 Min

Total Time : 8 Hr 30 Min


Serves : 4
  • For Pundi, 250 grm Dosa rice

  • 2 cup water

  • 1/4 cup grated coconut

  • 1/2 tsp salt or as per taste

  • For Gravy,2 onion big size chopped

  • 1/2 cup grated Coconut

  • 1 tsp urad dal

  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds

  • 3 Red Chilli

  • 2 tsp corriender seeds

  • 1/2 tsp fenugreek seeds

  • 1/4 tsp termeric powder

  • 1 tsp oil

  • 10 to 12 Small marble size tamarind

  • 1/2 salt or as per taste

  • For Tempering, 5 to 7 curry leaves

  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds

  • 2 tsp oil for cooking


  • Take rice in a bowl wash it and soaked it in water for atleast 7 to 8 hours
  • Once rice nicely soaked,drain water from it and spread the rice on plate or in cloth till and keep aside till dry
  • When rice completely dry, transfer in mixer jar coarsaly grind it consistency should be between rava and fine powder,now add grated coconut and just pulse for 1 or 2 times
  • Now take water in pan add salt and boil,when start boiling add rice rava gradually, continue stiring to avoid lumps
  • Continue stiring when it start to become thick but soft, it's done now switch off gas and wait till it become slightly cool
  • Now wet palm with water and start to become round size balls of it. Other side prepare a steamer,when make all balls place in steamer for steamed cook it for 12 to 15 minutes on low to medium flame
  • For the Gravy,take urad dal,red chilli,cumin, fenugreek, corriender seeds and 1 tsp oil and roast all in low to medium flame till pleasant smell and urad dal become brown
  • Other side soaked the tamarind to get tamarind extract
  • Take roasted masala and grated coconut in mixer jar and grind it with using some water and make smooth paste of it
  • For tempering,heat oil in pan add mustard seeds and curry leaves when pops add assefotida,add chopped onion when it's colour change and become soft add termeric powder and water and cook it
  • When it completely cook add grind masala,termeric extract,salt and water mix add some water and close lid to cook and boil and make fine gravy
  • Now add chopped coriander and switch off gas
  • Now add steamed rice dumpling and rest for minutes
  • Now Basale Pundi with Onion Gravy is ready to serve,Garnish with fresh coriander leaves,serve hot with ghee or coconut oil for more taste