Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Kozhukattai- spicy version

Kozhukattai made with rice flour was one of the fav.snack/breakfast item in our house.After coming to US , i rarely make these as breakfast item as you can have cereal,toast, pancakes which is less painstaking right?.But i love these kozhukkattai, especially the spicy one.My mom and mother in law makes for me whenever i meet them.My husband is not a big fan of this one, but he loves sarkarai kozhukattai.Now my son loves started making these whenever i get time.I used to bring rice flour from india, which home made.With that rice flour, this tastes very good.But i no long have that flour, so i used the store brought rice flour this time and dry roasted it.Surprisngly it came out very well, very goes the recipe..

Rice flour - 2cups(dry roasted)
Boiled water-as needed
Coconut-1/2 cup(optional)
For tadka
Oil-2 tspn
Mutatrd,curry leaves(chopped),red chillies(break into small pieces),urad dal


In a pan,heat oil and fry the tadka ingredients and keep aside.After dry roasting the rice flour, add salt and boiled water.Slowly mix the water and make a dough.(just like u do for Idiyappam).Mix the tadka with the dough and make into small bitesize balls.Spray the cooking spray in the idly pan and wipe it off with a paper towel.(for avoiding sticking)Place this balls into the idly pan and steam cook it for about 7-10 min.s.If you like you can serve it as it is or mix it with fresh shredded coconut. To make it more spicy, you can mix idly podi into steamed kozhukattai.

I make the rice balls with the red chilly visible, 'coz i don't want my toddler to have one of those spicy ones...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

A must try, yet another version of my favorite dish. Thank you for the recipe.