Monday, March 26, 2012

Neer Urundai / Water Balls

"Neer Urundai" literally means "Water Balls" . These are rice delicacies cooked directly in water. These are made from par boiled rice and are a rich source of vitamin B and protein.
These are very light snack and could be a light breakfast or dinner. 

  • 1 cup of par boiled rice (idli rice)
  • Pepper corns/Jeera
  • 1/2 cup coconut
  • Salt
  • Soak the rice in water for approximately 4 hours
  • Grind the rice with water and salt like we do for idli/dosa
  • Once the batter is formed, heat a kadai and add it.
  • Stir continuously in medium flame until the dough becomes soft.
  • You should be able to make balls out of it. That is the consistency.(It is in the same consistency as kozhukatai dough)
  • Boil water in a stock pot.
  • In the meantime make small balls out of the dough.
  • Once the water starts boiling add balls to it in a batch.
  • Balls are done when they start floating and change colour.
  • Drain the water properly and keep for serving.
  • These neer urundais can be eaten directly or season them with cumin/pepper fried in ghee as below:

Serving suggestions
  • These taste best when hot.
  • Take little care when making the dough. Do not burn them in the pan.
  • While adding the urundais to the water, do not stir it until they are settled down.


  1. Woww... looks so delicious and tempting.. lovely pictures too.. thanks for sharing dear :)
    Indian Cuisine

  2. Mouthwatering here, what a terrific and super tempting....

  3. Delicious n vary tempting balls,mouthwatering presentation too.....

  4. yum yum, wat a super tempting balls .nice pics dear.


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