Unda chammanthi

Steamed rice dumplings served with a spicy chutney/chammanthi. This is a popular breakfast dish in Kerala.


  • 2 cups Rice flour, roasted
  • 1 1/2 cups Grated coconut
  • 6 Shallots
  • 10 Whole dried red chillies
  • Few Curry leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil as needed


  1. Boil water by adding salt in it and add to the rice flour. Mix well.
  2. When half cooled, add grated coconut and knead to form a smooth dough.
  3. Divide the dough into small balls (unda) and steam them for 10 minutes. Keep Unda aside.
  4. To make chutney, heat oil in a pan and saute shallots ,curry leaves and red chillies for a minute.
  5. Add salt and grind to a smooth paste. Add 2 or 3 tsp of oil to the paste and mix well. Chutney is ready.
  6. Serve Unda with this Chammanthi

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