Apr 10, 2013

Minapa Kudumulu or Aaviri kudumulu

 Today's recipe is a traditional recipe (really ages old recipe) from Andhra cuisine. Aaviri Kudumu is the first Avatar of today's very popular Idli. You can make these Kudumulu immediately after grinding the batter, no need of fermenting the batter or no need of adding rice or Idli rava. Just soak the Urad dal and grind in to a smooth paste and make Kudumulu immediately. No Oil but with lots of protein and easy to digest. Before adopting the Idli recipe with rice from Tamilnadu. This is how we make our idlis.idlis are called as Kudumulu in old Telugu version. Not only idlis any steamed dumpling are called as Kudumulu in Telugu. This Aaviri kudumulu is also well known as Minapa Kudumulu. The texture of this Minapa kudumulu won't be like Idli. The are little hard so if you don't like them hard can add a tea sp of fruit salt (eno) to the batter and make Kudumulu.My husband don't like that hard texture so I have added eno to my Kudumulu batter. So let's check this Traditional and healthy recipe....
aaviri kudumulu
INGREDIENTS:--
Urad dal  -- 1 cup
Salt to taste
Water  ---- 150 ml
METHOD:--
1. Wash dal for few times in running water and soak dal in enough water for eight hours (over night).
2. Next day morning grind dal by adding little by little  water in to a smooth paste, like how we grind for idli.
Means this batter should be smooth and fluffy.
You can use normal Idli plates for making this Kudumulu but here I made them in traditional way.
                                                          


3. Heat one cup water in vessel.
                                                              


Tie a clean white cloth on  the mouth of the vessel. Tie the cloth really tight other wise the steam will escape and Kudumu will not cook.
                                                                   


4. Pour two ladle's of batter on the cloth, cover with a lid or plate which sit perfectly and tightly .
5. Cook for 5 minutes in a high flame the reduce the heat to low and cook for 8 minutes.
                                                     


6. Open the lid and insert a toothpick if the toothpick comes out clean then your Aaviri kudumu is ready to serve.
Serve hot with Ghee and karappodi or karivepaku karam or ullipaya pachadi...
This is my second recipe for Blogging Marathon 27th edition under Traditional recipes theme let's check other BM members recipes here

16 comments:

Priya Suresh said...

My grandma makes this kudumulu with some leaves, love the way u cooked them..been ages i tasted this dish.

Premas Culinary said...

Wow sure it taste delicious,nice recipe...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and yummy kudumulu. Looks so soft and inviting.
Deepa

Pallavi Purani said...

Wow.. I had never heard of this method of cooking the idlis. Beautiful.

vaishali sabnani said...

Absolutely new one...Padma..you surely have a treasure.

Nivedhanams Sowmya said...

i learnt this today... can you tell me how much fruit salt you added? this looks very interesting and I would love to try this one..
Sowmya
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Suchi Sm said...

it's absolutely healthy delicious...

The Pumpkin Farm said...

i am dazzled by this recipe, it is like the purest form of gold from goldmine. honestly, loved the simplicity of the recipe and the technique applied, thanks for sharing this Padma

Archana Potdar said...

Padma you are great. Such amazing recipes you come up with. Simply great to learn the history of idli.

Srivalli said...

Thats really one awesome recipe Padma..wish you had shared this for ICC..would have been great..:)

Nalini's Kitchen said...

New to me,looks delicious and super soft...

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

Mana pedda vallu chesevi malli ippudu mee blog lo choosthunnanu..Chaala healthy food.

Pavani N said...

Such an authentic dish. I've heard about them, but never tasted them. They sound healthy and delicious.

Manju said...

I have read some where about this, love the traditional cooking way.

Rajani S said...

I am hearing this for the first time... Thanks for bringing recipes back to the limelight :)

Suma Gandlur said...

Look great. I have to check with my mother about this recipe.