Monday, 2 September 2013

Ammini Kozhukattai / Mani Kozhukattai

Ammini Kozhukattai / Mani Kozhukattai
Ammini Kozhukattai / Mani Kozhukattai

Kozhukattai is a sweet dumpling made from rice flour and jaggery. It is similar to Modak. There are various versions of Kozhukattai like sweet and savory types. I always preferred sweeter ones. I referred this recipe from a tamil cookery book and changed the quantities according to my need.

Ammini Kozhukattai / Mani Kozhukattai

Though kozhukattai can be made with store bought rice flour, but i like the ones with home made flour. It gives good result. Last year when i tried kozhukattai with store bought flour, the dumplings were little hard. So this year, i didnt wanted to take risk and made it from scratch. I got the help from my mother and made rice flour at home itself.

Ammini Kozhukattai / Mani Kozhukattai

Ammini Kozhukattai / Mani Kozhukattai


Morning, my mom came home to handover the gift bought by dad for me. He got this beautiful Meenakshi amman's gold plated photo for me from Madurai. Initially my mom thought that he got some silver tray for me. And a blogger mind like me was planning how to use that as prop without even seeing it :) I was really surprised to see this gift. This is how my dad surprises me most of the time. Thank you Daddy :)


Ammini Kozhukattai / Mani Kozhukattai


How to Make Rice Flour at home :

1 cup - Raw Rice (Pacharisi)
  • Wash rice and drain the water completely. Spread rice on a newspaper or cloth and allow it to completely dry.
  • Grind rice in a mixer to a fine powder and sieve the flour on a newspaper. Grind it again till you get fine rava like flour. Use it accordingly. 
  • If you want to prepare rice flour in large quantity, then give the raw rice to a mill for grinding and then dry roast the flour and store in an air-tight container. I used 5 cup of raw rice and ground to flour using mixer.
 Ammini Kozhukattai / Mani Kozhukattai

Ingredients :

For Dough (makes 45 small sized balls) :
  • 1 cup rice flour - homemade or store bought (or you can also use idiyappam flour)
  • 11/4 cup water
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp gingelly oil (or) sesame seeds oil

For Tempering :
  • 1 tbsp urad dal (ultham paruppu / black gram)
  • 1/4 cup grated coconut
  • 2 green chilies - finely chopped
  • 1/4 tsp red chili powder
  • asofoetida - a pinch
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 10 curry leaves
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander
Ammini Kozhukattai / Mani Kozhukattai


Method :

To Prepare Kozhukattai :
  • Take rice flour in a mixing bowl. Heat water, salt and oil in a pan on high flame. Once it starts boiling, remove from the heat. 
  • Add it to rice flour and mix with the help of a wooden spoon or backside of ladle. Make sure no lumps are formed.
 

  • Close it and keep aside for 5 mins. Grease your palm with oil and make small balls of dough. 
  • Take a idli cooker/steamer and steam cook the balls without whistle for 10 mins on medium flame. Remove from the heat and keep it aside.

For Tempering :
  • Heat 2 tsp oil in a pan or kadai and tamper mustard seeds. Add urad dal and curry leaves.
  • Saute a while. Add green chilies and grated coconut. Saute a while. Add asofoetida, cooked kozhukattai, red chili powder and salt to taste.
  • Mix everything well and cook for 2 mins. Garnish with chopped coriander and serve hot or cold.
Ammini Kozhukattai / Mani Kozhukattai

Ammini Kozhukattai / Mani Kozhukattai

22 comments:

  1. good that ur dad surprised u ! Try with idli milagai podi i am sure u fall in love naturally !

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  2. Looks too cute with all the personal touches.. Madurai Meenakshi has arrived before Pillyar..good :)

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  4. Wow kozhukkattai looks so traditional n yummy... Mani Maniya azhaga vanthu irukku da.... As usual gr8 clicks... Meenakshi Amman Padam supera irukku...

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  5. Very beautiful gift from your dad, lovely Meenakshi amman pic...
    The mani kozhukattai is my child hood fav, very cute and lovely preethi...

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  6. Beautiful kozhukattai dear love the beautiful clicks too :) Amma has become a model now huh? :) love all the live clicks with her, dads are always the best they know how to pamper us na?

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  7. Very very delicious looking kozhukattai's :) looks super cute and the grated coconut looks like carrot :) loving the frist click n and lovely surprise from your dad dear :)

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  8. Saw ur pic of Ammini kozhukattai , its come out so well..You brought back so many memories.

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  9. Delicious and mouthwatering kozhukuttais. Had to be a great offering. Excellent clicks as well
    Deepa

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  10. Wonderful post with excellent clicks..

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  11. I have been seeing so much of this dish on the food blogosphere that now I have to try it. Yours looks very tempting prieti. I am book marking this recipe. Will try soon :)

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  12. kozhukatta used to be a regular breakfast option at hlong back..but these days it has disappered from our tables... ur kozhukkatta looks very nice..cute actually...we add sesame seeds to it:)

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  13. So its Amma,your new model?, i know dads are special and they know how to surprise us with their love and gifts. Enjoy sis, mani kozhukattias are my favourite, would love to have some.

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  14. Aww, so sweet of your dad to get you this beautiful gift.
    I make my kozhkattai also with fresh flour and it's definitely softer and nice. I like this version of spicy ones' never have made.

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  15. That is a lovely gift from your dad PT.. Ammini kozhukattai looks wonderful.. Amma dhaan model ah pictures ku?? Nice clicks da. :)

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  16. fabulous post...no one makes a better model for our blogs than our guru's...like your mom...lovely clicks dear

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  17. soft and delicious kozhukattai...
    gr8 clicks :)

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  18. lovely clicks and delicious kozhukattai

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  19. Love these savory kozhukattais, nice clicks..

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  20. I have never had this version of kozhukattai... looks delicious and lovely clicks. you are very creative!
    Shema | LifeScoops

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  21. Nice clicks and delicious kozhukattai.

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