Salty Rice Balls | Healthy Snack Uppuu Undalu Recipe | How to make Salty Rice Balls

Snacks | vegetarian

  • Prep Time 5 Mins
  • Cook Time 25 Mins
  • Servings 6


  • 1.5 cup Rice
  • Water/Sour Buttermilk – adequate
  • For Seasoning
  • 3 tbsps Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 2 tbps Raw Bengal Gram
  • 2 tbsps Black Gram
  • 2 Sprigs Curry Leaves
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 2 Red Chilli chopped
  • 2 Pinches Asafoetida
  • 2 tbsp Green Chillies chopped
  • 1/3 cup Raw Coconut flakes
  • Salt – To taste


  1. Wash and soak rice for 5 hours. Strain the water and grind to a smooth paste.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add the ingredients for seasoning one by one and fry till golden. Add the Green Chillies finally and fry for another 30 seconds.
  3. In the roasted seasoning, add the ground Rice batter and Salt and cook for 3-4 minutes on a medium flame until it comes together and removes from the fire.
  4. In the cooked mixture, add the coconut flakes. Apply Oil to your hands and take the still-hot mixture and press well with the wrist of the hand. Make Lemon-sized balls of the flattened rice mixture.
  5. Steam the Balls for 15 minutes and switch off.
  6. Hot or cold, these Salty Rice Balls taste just great.