Monday, January 14, 2008

Rice Uppuma Kozhakattai

Hi Everyone,

Wish you all a very happy and prosperous 2008 and Happy Pongal.

Two salt kozhakattai and one jaggery kozhakattai with coconut and mint chutney


Raw rice - 1 cup
Oil - 4tsp
Mustard - 1tsp
Urad dhal split - 2tsp
Channa dhal - 2tsp
Curry leaves - little
Hing - Little
Pepper - 10nos
Jeera - 2tsp
Dry Red chilli - 3nos
Coconut - little
Salt - to taste

1. Soak rice and wash thoroughly. Then remove water and keep in microwave for 2min or fry in dry kadai for few minutes, till the rice is dry. Then dry grind it. Seive it and remove the fine powder.
2. Heat kadai, add oil, then mustard, urad dhal, channa dhal, hing, jeera, pepper powder, dry red chilli, once they are fried add 3cups of water and salt to taste. Once the water starts to boil add the coarse rice. Mix till all the water is absorbed. Finally add coconut, curry leaves and mix thoroughly. Allow it to cool.
3. Shape the rice into oval and keep it in iddli cooker for 20min. If the kozhakattai breaks after shapping, that means there is not enough water, so add little hot water and shape it.
4. Serve hot with puthina or coconut chutney.

For sweet lovers, you can keep a little bit of jaggery into the rice balls. Take a little rice ball, flatten it and make a deep whole in centre and place the jagger. Fold it and shape it into oval.

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