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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Ammini Kozhukattai (Savory Steamed Rice Balls) | Healthy Tea Time Snack

Ammini Kozhukattai/ Savory steamed rice balls is a healthy tea time snack made with rice flour.The best part of this recipe is that it uses very less oil and the rice balls are steamed.These are similar to the traditional kozhukatta in looks and texture except that they are much smaller and they don't have a filling.But these cute ones are just flavorful with all the spices and the touch of idli milagu podi makes it tastier.This had been in my do list for over a year now and finally am happy that I tried ,will add to my healthy snack list often.If you love it and are health conscious,then this is the right snack for you too !!



Ingredients
to make kozhukattai
rice flour 2 cups
water 1 cup
salt to taste

to temper
mustard seeds 1 tsp
chana dal 1 tsp
urad dal split 1 tsp
coconut shredded 3tbsp
idli milagu podi  3tbsp
dry red chillies 2-3
asafoetida / hing  1/4 tsp
curry leaves few
salt a pinch
sesame oil 2tsp



Method
-TO MAKE KOZHUKATTAI
Boil water in a pan and take the rice flour in a bowl,add salt.Add the boiled water to the flour slowly,keep stirring with the back of a wooden spoon until the dough comes together.Leave until its warm to touch.Knead the dough to get a smooth dough.Make small balls less than marble size (as these swell on steaming).Keep in a steamer separated and steam for 5-7 mins on medium flame till its cooked and gets a shiny finish.Remove from heat and keep aside.

-TO TEMPER
Heat sesame oil in a pan and add mustard seeds.When it crackles,add broken dry red chillies,curry leaves.Add in the dals and fry.Add the grated coconut ,give a quick stir.
Add the steamed kozhukattai ,mix well and add a pinch of salt.
Add the idli milagu podi,give a quick toss and serve !!

Servings ~ 2-3 adults


NOTES
* If you wish to make a less spicy version then omit the idli milagu podi or use less.But I personally feel idli milagu podi adds flavor and spice to these kozhukattai.
* Though I mentioned 1 cup of water but always boil slightly more than required as it differs from flour to flour and you shouldn't fall short of boiled water once mixing in dough.
* You can use any vegetable oil but sesame oil adds a nice aroma and taste.
* Always make small balls to get the desired taste.

23 comments:

Hobby Chef said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow thats so amazing looks super soft. :)
Neetu
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Full Scoops said... Best Blogger Tips

perfectly made! Looks delicious!

Gloria said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy & Yummy Snack..looks too good

manjooo said... Best Blogger Tips

wow julie...it looks so delicious...and loved the way you added coconut and idli milagai podi

beena stephen said... Best Blogger Tips

Tempting cute snacks

Shweta Arora said... Best Blogger Tips

These look very appetizing. Got to try these.

Linsy Patel said... Best Blogger Tips

looks perfect with tea. love to grab those cute balls.

Sangeetha Priya said... Best Blogger Tips

such a cute n delicious snack!!!

Sony P said... Best Blogger Tips

Perfect crispy and tempting rice balls....... Love the texture!!

Indu said... Best Blogger Tips

That's a cute name and a cute snack! :D

indugetscooking

Sowmya Sundararajan said... Best Blogger Tips

Best! Best!

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Kozhukattais look so soft and mouthwatering. Wonderfully taken pics.
Deepa

Ramya Venkateswaran said... Best Blogger Tips

yet to make this one.yummy and super shots there

Sona S said... Best Blogger Tips

This is one of my favorites, looks delicious... Nice clicks.

Shama Nagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips

delicious tempting preparation dear

Malli Das said... Best Blogger Tips

Your kozhukattai look so soft and delicious! Admittedly, I haven't always been a fan of kozhukattai. The ones I had were always too try or too large. Until the other day when my mom made some that were perfectly steamed and came out deliciously moist. Yours look just like that. Sounds delicious! I'll have to try the savory addition, I've only had them sweet. -- V

Sangeetha M said... Best Blogger Tips

perfectly shaped mini kozhukattais...love it anytime, so tempting clicks there!

Shweta Agrawal said... Best Blogger Tips

this looks dashingly yummy.
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Anu Yalo said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy and lovely clicks too..

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy and well presented!

Sebeena Loyd said... Best Blogger Tips

Love ammini kozhukotta. With podi it looks stunning.

Gauri Trivedi said... Best Blogger Tips

This might be an ignorant question, but is this a Kannada recipe? I had neighbors from Shimoga when I was a kid and every other day we relished these rice balls for breakfast..recently i started looking up for a name and when I saw your post I knew I had hit the nail!

Julie said... Best Blogger Tips

@Gauri Trivedi Gauri,am not sure if its particularly from karanataka but basically a south indian snack esp tamilnadu.Its known as undrallu guggillu in telugu.