Friday, July 27, 2012

UPMA KOZHUKATTAI RECIPE | PIDI KOZHUKATTAI

STEAMED RICE DUMPLINGS- Using idli rava.

      Upma kozhukattai is a easy and healthy dish which is usually made for evening tiffin or dinner at out place. Though my kids doesn’t prefer this very much now a days they started liking this and so i am making this once a week. Usually we make as the same procedure of Arisi Upma but addition of toor dal is optional in upma kozhukattai. But sometimes my mom add moong dal also which i like in upma kozhakattai .

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Recently i have started trying this with Idli rava which we can easily find in Indian grocery stores. If not you can wash raw rice and  drain the water and spread in a cloth for 15 minutes to 1/2 an hour inside the home and pulse it in a mixer to get the coarse rava.

INGREDIENTS:(YIELDS APPROX 25 NO.)

IDLI RAVA 2 CUPS
WATER 5 CUPS
YELLOW MOONG DAL 2-3 TBLSP
CUMIN SEEDS 1 TSP
BLACK PEPPER 3/4 TSP
COCONUT GRATED 2-3 TBLSP(OPTIONAL)
RED CHILLI 2 NO
OIL 3 TSP
MUSTARD SEEDS 1/2 TSP
PEANUTS 2 TBLSP(OPTIONAL)
CURRY LEAVES FEW
ASAFOETIDA 2 PINCHES
SALT AS NEEDED

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METHOD:

  • In a mixer pulse the moong dal , cumin seeds and black pepper.(i normaly crush the pepper in a pepper crusher as my kids will prefer this way)
  • Mix with idli rava and keep it aside.
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  • In a pan add oil and temper with mustard seeds, asafoetida , peanuts(if adding) and red chillies.

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  • Add 5 cups of water to this and add salt to this.
  • The ratio of rava and moong dal mixture and water is  1:2.5

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  • When the water comes to a rolling boil, simmer the flame and add the idli rava + moongdal mixture.
  • Add coconut(if using) at this stage.
  • Mix well without any lumps.
  • Let the flame be in medium.
  • Stir well.
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  • When the water gets absorbed completely switch off the flame.
  • When the mixture becomes warm and can handle the heat with your palms start making round shaped balls or oblong shapes.
  • Steam in a greased idli maker for 8- 10 minutes.
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  • Serve hot with any chutney .

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Note:

  • Do not leave the cooked idli rava mixture open for a long time else it will become dry and end up in hard and dry kozhukattais.
  • Make it when it is warm.
  • Grease you hands with a few drops of coconut oil while making balls.
  • Do not steam this more than 12 minutes else the kozhukattais will become hard and break while taking out.
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27 comments:

  1. Nice kozhukkattai..looks yummy!

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  2. Nice yummy ones for breakfast

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  3. deliciously done looks wonderful

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  4. Lovely kozhukkattais... Awesome clicks

    Event: Dish name starts with N

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  5. Nice kozhukkaatai. Looks yum and tempting.

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  6. Delicious Kozhukkatai...Lovely presentation.

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  7. Best one with coconut chutney.. Mouth watering !!!
    http://recipe-excavator.blogspot.com

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  8. using idli rava this is nice variation ..very good for breakfast...

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  9. i like this plate :) i have the same one which is circle :)

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  10. Nice post. we too make this. my hubby's fav :)

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  11. Love these kozhukattais...Love your presentation

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  12. wow...looks so good!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  13. Yummy kozhukattais, I love this savory version..

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  14. nice kozhukottai..perfect low fat snack..

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  15. absolutely fantastic presentation
    Tasty Appetite

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  16. I am salivating here.. looks yumm

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  17. Nicely done.Perfect snack recipe !!

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  18. Hi Jeyashri ,

    Looks delicious !!!

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  19. lovely and delicious..

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  20. looks tempting. perfectly done.

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  21. Looks great..But, could you please tell what is Idli rava?







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  22. Looks yummy & great. But could you pls explain how to prepare Idli rava? since i reside in Europe country

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    1. Ria Idli rava if you want to make at home Wash rice(normally we use sona masooririce that is raw rice, but if you don't get this in ur place use the normal rice u use for cooking )and dry this on shade and pulse it in a mixer till u get the texture of Sooji. Please refer my Arisi upma post for more details.

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  23. I have a question on Rava: Moong Dal mix ratio
    Is it 1: 2 or 2: 1 ?

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    1. It is not 2:1 or 1:2 just add 2 tblsp of moong dal for 2 cups of rava

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  24. You have really nice quality of presentation and tasty receipes , am a fan of yours

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