How to Make Namungodi (Ugandan Rice Balls)

Ugandan Rice Balls, are locally known as Namungodi. They are popularly eaten by school-going students as a snack.  Namungodi is a delicious and savoury Ugandan snack made with rice, potatoes, and vegetables that are wrapped together to form a ball. Here is all about how to make Namungodi (Ugandan Rice Balls).

Ingredients Used in Making Namungodi

  • 1 cup super -rice
  • 1 medium Irish potatoes, boiled
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup of cassava or wheat flour
  • 1 green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 Big onion, finely chopped
  • 1 big carrot finely chopped
  • Salt
  • Vegetable Oil for frying

How to Make Namungodi Step by Step

  1. Add 2 cups of water to the rice. add 2 pinches of salt for taste. Boil the rice in a pot, once cooked add to a bowl and fluff with a fork
  2. In the same rice bowl, add the chopped green pepper, onions, ground ginger, and garlic. Mix well and set aside.
  3. Boil the Irish potatoes until fork tender, Add a pinch of salt for taste.
  4. Mash the potatoes and add the tablespoon of water.
  5. Add the mashed potatoes to the rice mixture, the mashed potatoes act as a binder.
  6. Mix in the salt and chilli flakes.
  7. In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs together.
  8. Using your hands, form bite-sized balls of the rice and potato mixture and dip them in the egg mix one by one.
  9. Add flour to another bowl and dip the egg-coated ball in the flour until they are fully covered.
  10. Fry the balls in a pan with oil until golden brown. The result is a super crunchy exterior and a flavorful interior.
  11. Serve and enjoy!


Use short-grained rice that is slightly sticky (don’t use long-grain rice for example Basmati rice as it tends to be too loose and dry

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