Friday, September 06, 2013

Pidi Kozhukattai Recipe| Upma Kozhukattai | Ganesh Chathurthi Recipes| Kozhukattai using boiled rice and moong dal

This is my final kozhukattai post for this Vinayagar chathurthi special recipes. I never expected, I will try these many kozhukattai's in my lifetime. The blogging world has completely changed me, I am happy that I learned so many recipes which are completely new to me. Now I am confident that I can feed my daughter and husband with a variety of food. This is the recipe from my mom, she makes it often as evening snack. She prefers doing it with boiled rice than raw rice. So, I have followed her instructions for this preparation and it turned out very well.  Check out my other Ganesh Chaturthi recipes here: 
For the Dough:  
Idli Rice(Boiled Rice) - 1/2 cup
Coconut - 1/4 cup or 1/8 cup
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few 
Red Chilli - 2 
Moong Dal - 3 tbsp 
Asafoetida - a pinch
Salt - as required
1. Soak the rice for half an hour in immersing level of water. Then grind it coarsely or smoothly as per your preference. You can use the water used for soaking completely while grinding. 
2. Meanwhile in a pan add the oil and allow the mustard seeds and curry leaves to crackle. Then add the moong dal and red chillies and roast it, till the dal turns golden brown. Then add the ground rice along with water. Add required amount of salt and asafoetida.
3. Stir the rice mixture. Add the grated coconut at this stage and stir well. Once the rice gets cooked and the water in the mixture is absorbed completely, it will start to thicken and leave the sides of the pan. At this stage switch off the flame and allow it to cool.
4. Grease your hands with oil and make cylindrical shaped balls as shown below. Then arrange the kozhukattai in a steamer plate or in an Idli cooker and steam for 10 - 12 mins.
Enjoy the steamed kozhukattai with any chutney of your choice as an evening snack or dinner.

Points to remember:
  • I have used boiled rice since my mom makes it that way, but you can use the raw rice too. The steps for both the rice are the same.
  • Instead of using raw rice or boiled rice, you can use white Rava too.
  • You can replace the moong dal with channa dal as well.
Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya


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