Bellam Kudumulu is one of the special Vinayaka Chavithi Recipes that get done for the festival. Mostly prepared in the southern parts of India, these sweet balls are easy to make.
Our Ganesh Chaturthi is always special as its one of the festivals that Hubby Dear celebrates in a grand way. So we always make sure we make all the dishes that are Vinayakar’s favorite and we enjoy through the day. As I have mentioned before, all festivals in his hometown are always celebrated with poli. So part of that, I also make what Amma makes.
For the last couple of years, I have consciously saved up dishes that Amma had made to share on this occasion. I was surprised that I waited two years for these recipes to be shared. Check my Ganesh Chaturthi Festival list to know all the dishes that get made on this special occasion.
This year Ganesh Chaturthi falls on Aug 22nd and I hope these recipes will help you plan your festival better!
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Ingredients used to make Bellam Kudumulu
Mixing the rice flour in the boiling water is a tricky step and so you got to be very quick in stirring.
After steaming, it is important you allow the balls to cool down, else it will become sticky.
This version is the simple one, you can add soaked chana dal, other nuts to make it richer.
Bellam Kudumulu – Vinayaka Chavithi Recipes
- 1 cup Rice Flour
- 2 cups Water
- 1/2 cup Jaggery grated
- 1/4 cup Coconut fresh grated
- A Pinch Cardamom Powder
- 2 tsp Ghee
- In a pan, bring the water to a boil, add jaggery and melt completely.
- Strain to remove impurities if any, then again cook for 2 to 3 mins.
- Now add the freshly grated coconut, cardamom powder and cook for a couple of minutes
- Once the coconut comes together, slowly add the rice flour, and quickly keep stirring to mix everything together.
- When all the rice flour is added, cover with a lid, cook for 5 mins.
- Remove and let it cool till you can handle the heat.
- Grease your palm with ghee and pinch out small balls, and shape them into different shapes like balls, press within your fist to have the finger impressions or flatten and make a dent in the center.
- Grease an idli plate with ghee and place the prepared balls with enough space and steam them for 8 to 10 mins.
- Allow the pressure to fall down.
- Remove and offer as prasadam to Lord Ganesh and partake.