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Cooks in: 10 Minutes Serves: 2 People

This month of Purattasi is dedicated to Lord Venkateswara and Saturdays are considered auspicious for Him. Different offerings are made during this period and one of them is Ulundhodharai or Ulundhogare. A simple flavourful tasty rice variety made with urad dal which can be prepared within 10 minutes. 




  1. In a pan add oil and roast urad dal, pepper and red chillies in the same order. Remove. Once cooled, make a coarse powder along with salt. Spice powder is ready.
  2. Now do the seasoning in the remaining oil and switch off the heat.
  3. Add  cooked millet to the seasoning and the spice powder. Give a good mix. Finally add grated coconut. If needed add a tsp of sesame oil and mix well.
  4. Ulundhogare or Ulundhodharai is ready!


1. The spice powder can be made in bulk and stored in fridge.

2. Other millets like foxtail, little and barnyard can be used for this recipe.

3. Can add a few cashew nuts while doing seasoning.

4. Please refer my post  Millet Rice   for cooking perfect non mushy grainy millet.

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    1. Hi Anitha,
      Please have this rice for lunch. Generally make your dinner light. You can have dosas, idlis, idiyappam etc. Rice varieties can be had for lunch.

  1. Hi Vijaya ma’am….today prepared Ulundhogare with little millet….it was sooo tasty n the only difference is I have added only 1/4 tsp of pepper instead of 1/2 tsp as mentioned in the recipie according to family preference

    1. Hi Kalpana,
      Glad to receive a validation from you. Spice levels can be adjusted to individual’s taste. Happy to hear that you loved it. Thanks so much for sharing your experience.

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