Aug 30, 2009
steamed and sauted pearly rice dumplings...
Okay here comes another favourite snack of my boys , actually mine too. These are mini rice dumplings called kozhukattai's in Tamil. They make superb tea time snack. If u want to impress your guests with something totally new then,you should give this a shot. This is not a commonly done dish even here.
At home it is n and p who help me roll out these mini kozhukattai's with their tiny little hands which makes it even more adorable. They enjoy this activity completely and for me it is job done.
You can make it absolutely non spicy for kids or make it hot and chilly for adults.
you will need
For the kozhukattai -
Rice flour - 1cup
salt to taste
oil - 1 tsp
hot boiling water - as required
To the rice flour add enough salt, oil and boiling water, a little at a time and keep stirring to form a stiff dough . It should look like this.
Now comes the interesting part. Take dough a little at a time and roll them out into tiny round dumplings...like this..
Now place them in a steamer and steam it for about 10 mins. They will look beautiful and glistening like this..
For sauteing you will need
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Cumin - 1tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves a few.
Dried Red chillies - 2
Heat a tsp of oil and add urad dal, mustard, cumin, red chillies and curry leaves and let it splutter and brown a little bit. Now toss in the dumplings and check for salt and give it a good toss. At this stage for the dare devils you may add plain chili flakes ....
Kozhukattai ready ... enjoy!!