Kara Kozhukatai\Pidi kozhukatai\Rice dumplings

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 180

Cook Time : 30

Total Time : 210

Ingredients

Serves 3

  • 1. To Soak:

  • 3/4 cup idly rice

  • 1 tbsp channa dhal

  • 2 cups water

  • 2. To Grind:

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

  • 5 red chillies

  • 1 sprig Curry leaves

  • 3/4 cup grated coconut

  • 1 garlic clove

  • Soaked rice + dhal mixture (appx 250 g)

  • Water(appx 1/2 cup - 3/4 cup)

  • 3. To Sauté:

  • 1 tbsp oil

  • 1/2 tbsp channa dhal

  • 1 tsp mustard seeds

  • 1 sprig curry leaves

  • 1 chopped medium size onion

  • Salt as required(appx 1 1/2 tsp)

  • Grinded rice mixture(appx 11/2 cup)

  • 1 tbsp grated coconut

Directions

  • 01

    Soak rice and dhal by adding water for atleast 3-5 hours.

  • 02

    In a mixie jar,add cumin seeds,red chillies,curry leaves,garlic cloves,grated coconut and soaked rice mixture .Grind to a coarse paste by adding little water(added 4 tbsp water).

  • 03

    Heat oil in a pan,add mustard seeds and channa dhal.Let it splutter.

  • 04

    Then add onions,curry leaves and salt,sauté until onion turns little transparent.

  • 05

    Then add grinded rice mixture and sauté until Moisture content gets absorbed(you should be able to make oval shaped dumplings).Switch off the stove and allow it to cool.

  • 06

    Add water to the steamer and allow it to roll boil.Keep the idly plate or steamer plate and lined with damp cloth.

  • 07

    Take a small size ball and make oval shape dumpling(refer video).Cover and cook for 15-20 mins in medium high flame.

  • 08

    Serve hot with curd or coconut chutney

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