Steamed rice balls in pumpkin, poppy seed gravy
Ujwala's Delicacies
Ujwala's Delicacies
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  • 30 Mins Cook time
  • 30 Mins Total time
  • 1 hour Author
  • rice flour
  • 1 cup rice For gravy ½ cup cooked pumpkin or sweet potato puree ½ cup Milk (vegans use coconut milk) ¼ to ½ cup Powdered Jaggery ½ tsp Cardamom Powder ¼ cup freshly ground poppy seeds powder. (Substitute with coconut if you don't have) 1 tsp Ghee (vegans can use coconut oil) Instructions One to three days before: Wash rice for 1-2 hours Then drain water, and spread on a towel to dry. Dry for 1-2 hours depending on heat. Do not let it dry completely. Rice shouldn't have any dripping water. You should feel slight moisture. This time is perfect to grind. Grind rice to flour. Do not store in tight container. For best results, take a wide baking dish, or plate, spread flour and loosely cover. If stored in a tight container, since it has moisture, fungus will develop in 1-2 days On the day of Ganesh Chaturthi, for pumpkin gravy Add water to a pot or pressure cooker. Cook pumpkin or sweet potato till soft. Turn off the stove. Mash along with water to make it thin watery consistency. Add water if necessary. For rice balls Take 1 cup of water. Boil in a pot. When boiling, simmer and slowly add rice flour. Make sure of no lumps. Stir and boil for 5-8 minutes with lid closed. When flour absorbs 80% of water, close lid and turn off the stove. Let it cool. When cooled, take a small sized dough. Roll into a ball. Dip fingers in ghee if the dough is sticking. Keep aside. Now we will prepare gravy. While you make a dough ball, gravy can be boiled. Bring milk or coconut milk and a quarter cup of water to a boil. Add jaggery, pumpkin puree, ghee and mix well. Reduce the flame, cover and cook for 2 minutes Add poppy seeds powder, cardamom. Switch off the flame and set aside for 5 minutes Then add the dough balls to the gravy and cook for 8 - 10 minutes Serve hot. 3.5.3208



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