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Tuesday, January 4, 2011

PIDI KOZHUKATTAI / UPMA KOZHUKATTAI


INGREDIENTS:

Raw rice - 1 1/2 cups
Toor dhal - 2 tablespoons
Pepper - 1/4 tsp.
Scraped coconut - 1/2 cup
Water - 3 cups

For Tempering:

Oil - 2 tablespoons
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Urad dhal - 1 tsp.
Gram dhal - 1 tsp.
Hing - a pinch
Dry red chillies - 2 (OR)
Green chillies - 2
Curry leaves - a sprig

METHOD:

Pound rice alongwith tur dhal and pepper to a rawa consistency. (Storebought raw rice rawa can also be used instead of pounding. If using store bought rawa, pound tur dhal and pepper separately to a rawa consistency and mix with the store bought rice rawa.)

Measure water in the ratio 1:2. (i.e.) 1 cup of this rawa needs 2 cups of water. Keep it ready.

Heat oil in a kadai and temper with mustard seeds, urad dhal, gram dhal, chillies, curry leaves and hing. Add water and salt. When it starts boiling add the pounded rawa and stir without any lumps. Now add grated coconut. Stir in medium heat till thick and like a dough. When slightly cool, take out a fistful from the dough and form oblong balls.. Likewise, shape all the dough to oblong balls.

Place the balls in an idli plate and steam cook for 10 - 12 minutes. Serve hot with any chutney of your choice and molaga podi.

NOTE: You can also soak the rice for an hour, dry it on a towel and pound it to rawa.

40 comments:

  1. Looks super yum ...I feel like grabbing few :)

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  2. I love this savory dish whenever my MIL makes it. Looks cute and delicious!

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  3. Hey happy new year and this is new to me...tempting pics.

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  4. A dish with fond memories of grandma making them steaming hot,your post today has made me gather courage to try it out too!thanks.

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  5. YUmmy kozhukattais and loved yyour bowls..

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  6. We too make the same. drooling. wats tat chutney ?it looks yummy ..

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  7. Upma kozhukattai paakave super ah irukey.. in general I am totally not for upma but this kozhukattai style is pretty tempting :)

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  8. upmavil kolukataya?? puthusa erkku seithu parkanum...

    Pongal Feast Event

    Kurinji

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  9. wow this really lovely n inviting..neva had this before..thx for sharing!

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  10. New to me but looks delicious..
    Happy new year to you and your family.

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  11. A new dish to me...looks so delicious.

    Happy New Year!

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  12. Looks very tempting. Nice click.

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  13. Happy New Year. This is one of my Favs

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  14. Very tempting kozhukattais, yummm!

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  15. nice recipe...looks so cute and delicious..

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  16. எனக்கு ரொம்ப பிடித்த சமாசாரம். கூட தேங்காய் துவையல் ரொம்ப அவசியம்.. திகட்டவே செய்யாது

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  17. Shantiji, this is one of my favorites. My Dad's mom's specialty in my house. Glad to see the recipe here :-)

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  18. Maami - i saw this post today morning - made this for dinner in the evening. Came out awesome. I make arisi upma a little this way and make it into small balls - but never added coconut and cook in idli plates. Came out very good! Thank you for fixing my dinner dilemma!

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  19. We love this too, but we dont add toordal and pepper! I love it with onion chutney

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  20. Looks so so so delicious and I have not attempted in making this in kozhukattai form instead we used to make as upma for almost same ingredients..

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  21. nice yummy recipe..nice presentation....love to have it right now

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  22. I have not tried this on my own so far,love it,looks super and you click is awesome!

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  23. this is my fav kozhukattai.....beautiful bowl in a beautiful background.....

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  24. wonderful recipe and a very good variation from the normal ones...
    Reva

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  25. Yummy.. Drooling, reminds me of my moms cooking..

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  26. amazing Indian Snacks, looks delicious.

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  27. Excellent presentation - the green bowl with Kozhakattais and the green chutney - yummy :)
    One of my fav breakfast items :)
    Sooperb !! And great effort on the Chennai food bloggers list - that will be very helpful list !

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  28. wow..350 posts?? not bad..first time here...

    http://hasnasdelights.blogspot.com/

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  29. One of my favorite breakfasts,we call it Undi[which in Konkani means a fistful,or as it is called in Tamil-Pidi].Love the presentation too!!

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  30. This is looking really good, Shanti! Love the picture

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  31. oh that green bowl and kozhukkatai are just simple and class!

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