Muringakka Kadumbu / Muringakka Pidi / Steamed Rice Dumplings in Drumstick Gravy


For Kadumbu (Rice dumplings)

1 1/2 cups rice flour
3/4 cup grated coconut
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
1 small onion, chopped
1 1/2 cup water

For Drumstick Curry / Gravy

4-5 drumsticks/ muringakka/ muringakol, cut into pieces
1 onion, chopped
1 tomato, choppedra
2-3 green chillies, slit
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 cup grated coconut
2 tsp chilli powder
1 tbsp roasted coriander powder
salt to taste


  1. For preparing kadumbu, first crush grated coconut, fennel seeds and small onion together.
  2. Boil water and salt in a pan. Add this boiling water to the rice flour and mix well. 
  3. Add the crushed coconut mixture and knead well to a smooth dough.
  4. Make small balls out of the dough and slightly flatten it and steam cook in a steamer for 10-12 minutes..Keep them aside..
  5. To prepare the drumstick curry / gravy, grind together grated coconut, chilli powder and roasted coriander powder to a smooth paste adding little water and keep it aside.
  6. In a large pan, cook the drumstick pieces with chopped onion, tomato, green chillies, turmeric powder and salt adding enough water.
  7. Add the ground coconut paste to the cooked drumstick and cook for few minutes.
  8. When it boils well, add the prepared kadumbu/ rice dumplings into this,mix well and cook on low flame for 5 minutes or until the gravy is thick and well coated with rice dumplings….Serve as a main dish…
  • Adjust the spice level to your taste…

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