Monday, 1 February 2016

Kara Pidi Kozhukattai

Kara Pidi Kozhukattai, this is a famous recipe in Tamil Nadu. Especially they do this for Vinayaka Chaturthi festival. This is one of the traditional recipe of Tamil Nadu. This kozhukattai can be done in number of ways, the one I am sharing here today is kara kozhukattai made from idli rice. The same can be done with ready-made rice flour also which is even more easier to make. This kozhukattai can be served as an evening snack or even for breakfast. So, lets see how to make this recipe...


Kara Pidi Kozhukattai

Preparation Time : 6 Hours | Cooking Time : 30 Minute | Serves : 4

Ingredients
Idli Rice - 250 gm
Onion - 3 no.
Green Chili - 2 no.
Curry Leaves - 2 sprigs.
Chopped Coconut - 2 tbsp.
Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp.
Channa Dal - 1/4 tsp.
Oil - 2 tbsp.
Salt - to taste

Method
1. Keep the ingredients ready for making kara kozhukattai.
a. Soak the idli rice for 4 to 5 hours.
b. Grind it in a grinder / blender. The rice batter consistency should not be too smooth or very coarse. It should be in medium consistency.
c. Finely chop the onion and green chili.
2. Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds splutter, add channa dal and  fry for few seconds. Add chopped onions, green chilies and curry leaves. Saute till the onion turns transparent.
3. Pour the rice batter into the pan and mix well.
4. Add the chopped coconut pieces and mix well. Keep stirring continuously else the batter will stick to the pan.
5. Cook till the batter thickens and does not stick to the kadai. Make small balls out of the kozhukattai batter.Take each ball and roll to get a, oval shaped ball. Now press the oval ball tightly to make your finger impression on the kozhukattai.
6. Place the kozhukattai on the idli plate and steam cook it for about 10 to 12 minutes. If you have steamer, you can steam it in that.

Kara pidi kozhukattai is ready to serve as a breakfast or as an evening snack with a hot cup of tea.


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