Sep 2, 2014

406: Arisi Kurunai Kozhukattai/Steamed Rice Dumplings




This is one of the classics from South India. Healthy and a very filling steamed rice dumplings. It tastes like Uppuma but it is healthier since we use less oil and it is steamed.

Ingredients
Rice Rava                               1 ½ cups (Coarsely ground Rice)
Water                                   3 – 4 cups
Grated coconut                     1 Tbsp.
Salt                                       To Taste

For Seasoning
 Coconut oil                             1 Tsp
Mustard seeds                      1 Tsp
Grated ginger                        1 Tbsp
Chopped green chilies           1 Tbsp.
Chopped curry leaves            1 Tbsp.
Chenna dhal                            1 Tsp.
Urdh dhal                                1 Tsp.
Asafetida powder (hing)        ½ Tsp.


Method:

For Rice Rava Preparation
  •  Wash and soak the raw rice for 30 minutes. Drain the water and spread it on a muslin cloth and allow it to air dry until it is only slightly moist. Grind it coarsely like rava.  Keep aside.


For Kozhukattai Preparation
  • Heat oil in a pan and add mustard, when it splutters, add all other seasonings and sauté for few minutes.
  •  Now add water into it. Once it starts boiling, add the ground rice and grated coconut while stirring it constantly.
  • Now add the salt and Cook till it becomes thick and leaves the side of the pan. Cool it.

  • Make oval shape balls from the cooked mixture.
  • Prepare the idli plates by greasing them with oil. Place the oval shape rice balls in the idli plate and steam cook for 10 minutes.




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