Hello dear friends, hope you all are busy with all preparations n pooja arrangements for tomorrow’s Ganesh Chaturthi festival. Here I am sharing with you today a very tasty and healthy savory version of kozhukattai. This is usually prepared with the left over dough, while making Modaks ( Modhagam ) for Vinayagar Chaturthi. These savory one’s takes merely minutes to prepare. Here goes the easy and speciality recipe of Ammini Kozhukattai.
Rice flour - 1 cup
Gingely oil - 1 tsp
Oil to temper - 1 tsp
Cumin seeds - ½ tsp
Mustard seeds - ¼ tsp
Split urad dal - ½ tsp
Red chilly - 1
Hing - ¼ tsp
Turmeric pwd - a pinch
Fresh coconut shreds - 2 tbsp
Salt to taste
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Sieve the rice flour and keep it aside
Add a pinch of salt and 1 tsp of gingely oil to 1 cup of water.
Heat it to boiling.
Take the rice flour in a mixing bowl.
Add the boiling water little by little by mixing continuously with a ladle.
Stop adding water, once the dough reaches smooth and soft consistency.
Keep it covered to cool for 5 mins.
Grease your hands with oil and knead once again to smooth dough. ( the dough should be slightly sticky and not dry )
Make small sized balls.
Repeat for the rest of the dough.
Place all of them in a greased idly plate.
Steam cook for 7 to 10 mins or until the layer turns shiny. ( overcooking will make them rubbery )
Heat oil in a pan.
Crackle mustard, cumin, split urad dal, hing and red chilly.
Add turmeric pwd, salt ( add very little salt, as the cooked rice balls have already salt) and fresh coconut shreds.
Add cooked rice floor balls.
Saute in medium flame for 4 to 5 mins.
Turn off flame and sprinkle freshly chopped coriander leaves.
Flavorful Mani / Ammini Kozhukattais are ready.
Serve warm and enjoy.