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Monday, May 30, 2011

AMMINI KOZHUKATTAI (SALTY & SPICY VERSIONS)

Ammini kozhukattai or arisi maa (maavu) kozhukattai are mini delicacies which are made often by my MIL and everyone at my in-law's place would prefer to have it with pickles. These are healthy, cute evening snacks.

This is also offered to Lord Ganesha (pillaiyaar) on Vinayaga chaturthi day.

INGREDIENTS:

Rice flour - 1 cup
Water - 2 cups
Salt - 1/2 tsp.
Gingelly oil - 1/4 tsp.

Tempering:

Oil - 1 tablespoon
Mustard seeds- 1/4 tsp.
Urad dhal - 1/2 tsp.
Red chillies - 1 or 2
Hing - a pinch
Scraped coconut - 2 tablespoons
Curry leaves - a sprig
Idli molaga podi - 2 tsp. (FOR SPICY VERSION)

METHOD:

Boil water with salt and oil. Add the rice flour and stir quickly without any lumps, till it forms a dough. Allow it to cool. Knead well. Grease your hand with oil and make small marble - sized balls out of it.

Grease idli plates with a drop of oil, and arrange the balls as shown in the picture.

Steam cook for 10 - 12 minutes. Allow a standing time of 5 minutes. The surface will be glossy if done properly.

SALT VERSION:

Heat oil in a kadai, temper with the given ingredients, add the steamed balls and mix gently.

SPICY VERSION:

Heat oil in a kadai, temper with the given ingredients, add idli molaga podi, steamed balls and mix gently.

27 comments :

  1. They look super cute and also very healthy. I remember my Grandma making this during our holidays for evening snacks time.

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  2. we also make this..looks yummy

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  3. Superb kozhukattais,my MIL also makes these.Cute pics.

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  4. Wow!!looks very tempting.. recipe is very much new to me..

    Sunanda's Kitchen

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  5. I make paal kozhukattai with these but the spicy version sounds too yum...

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  6. Love these cute balls. We call it undrallu in telugu and I just like them so so so much. Used to eat it plain most of the time and like this kind of preparation too :) We used to add channa along with this :)

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  7. looking cute balls tempting dish

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  8. Love this kozhukattais, my mom's signature dish,love both versions,feel like grabbing that bowl and having some...

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  9. Great.Wanting to gobble up a bowlful.Will it not go well with thengai thogayal?

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  10. Omg, drool-worthy dish ,simply inviting...

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  11. I cook this directly in boiling water,my MIL makes this way... Love the variants very much...

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  12. Love these anytime...Its bit time consuming, but worth the effort.Loved the addition of idli molagaipodi

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  13. my fav one and i always love the milagai podi version a lot.nice clicks with cute bolws

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  14. Looks so tempting and perfect.

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  15. I made this last month and planning to post next. love this podi version :)

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  16. Hi Aunty..
    This s my fav dish.. All of ur recipes r authentic
    and great.

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  17. Love those cute little kozhukattai's..very tempting!

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  18. hi shantiji,
    I've made the sweet version. This is new to me! thanks for the recipe....ur recipes reflect confidence and experience in cooking!!
    Keep them coming!!

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  19. one of my husband's favourite dishes. He could snack on these bowls full!The molagai podi version will be even perfect!

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  20. Lovely recipe didi! Will give it a try.

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  21. Looks lovely and tempting.. thanks for sharing !!
    Indian Cuisine

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  22. looks good and easy to make. certainly going to try tomorrow. thanks for sharing.

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