Rail Palahaaram

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Rail Palahaaram


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :1 Hr 0 Min

Cook Time : 40 Min

Total Time : 1 Hr 40 Min


Serves : 5
  • 3 cups rice flour

  • 2 cups water

  • 3/4 cups split yellow moong dal

  • 1 nos half shell of coconut

  • 12 nos green chillies

  • 1 nos onion,large

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds

  • 1 tsp mustard seeds

  • 1/4 tsp turmeric

  • 2 sprig curry leaves

  • 1/4 cups chopped coriander

  • 1/4 cups oil

  • 1/4 cups lemon/lime juice

  • 2 tsp salt to taste


  • Wash and soak moongdal in enough water for an hour.
  • Scrape the coconut and set ready
  • Bring water to a boil along with a teaspoon of oil and salt to taste.
  • Add the rice flour and mix well .
  • Turn off the stove and remove the flour mix into a bowl and cool it to touch.
  • Sprinkling water as needed bind it to a stiff non sticky dough
  • Divide into portions and roll out marble sized balls out of the dough . Place them on a greased plate . Steam cook the rice flour balls in dili cooker or a steamer and keep them ready.
  • Grind the onion along with green chillies to a fine paste.
  • Heat a deep brass/copper vessel with quarter cup of oil.
  • As it turns hot prepare the seasoning with cumin, mustard seeds, curry leaves
  • Add in the turmeric and ground onion chilli paste.
  • Saute on low flame until raw smell dispaaers and it turns lightly golden.
  • Meanwhile grind the soaked moongdal into thick paste.
  • Once the onion paste is cooked add the moongdal paste and stiiring continuously cook it until crumbly
  • Now add tge grated coconut, salt to taste and steamed rice balls.
  • Stir them well to coat the masala with the rice balls.
  • Add the lime juice , chopped coriander .
  • Cover and cook for few minutes until everything blends well.
  • Stir and serve hot.
  • Stays good for two days.