Finally I am up with my post for ganesh chaturthi. I wanted to post his favorite kolukattai recipes in my blog before his big day. But I think I can make up to only one. I will try to make some sweet modak and post it here.
This is one of our favorite breakfast item. This recipe is so easy to make and you don't need to wait for a whole long day to make your rice ferment unlike dosa batter. Now coming back to the recipe..They are so easy to make just make the batter and cook it a bit..then steam it and dig in. This one taste great with coconut chutney. I hope you will love this and tell me if you give this a try."
Rice - 2 cup
Salt to taste
Water as needed for making puree
Coconut - 1 cup
Oil - 2 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / kaduku - 1 tsp
Channa dal / Kadala Paruppu - 1 tblspn
Urad dal / Ulundu - 1 tblspn
Dry red Chilli - 5 cut into small pieces
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Wash rice well and let it soak for 2 hours. Drain it and add to a blender. Add salt to it and make into a puree by adding some water.
Now heat oil in a kadai. Add all the ingredients given in the tempering list in the given order and let them sizzle for a min.
Add the ground rice mixture and mix well. Keep mixing till everything comes together and form into a soft dough.
Take it off the heat and add coconut in it. Mix well till it forms a smooth dough.
Divide into equal portions and shape into round balls.
Place them in a steamer basket and steam them in a idli cooker or if you are like me, I used my electric rice cooker for about 15-20 mins till the kolukkatai is done.
The kolukkatai must have turned shiny and glossy of they are done. Or cut a ball you will not find any doughyness inside those kolukattai.
Serve hot with chutney or idli podi.
|Take all your ingredients|
|Soak your rice for a couple of hours|
|drain them and add to a blender|
|add salt to it|
|and make into a puree|
|now heat oil and temper the spices|
|let them get toasted|
|add the pureed batter in this|
|and keep stirring|
|they will get thicken and leave the side of the pan|
|add coconut to this|
|and make into a dough|
|divide into equal portions and form into balls..|
|place them in a steamer|
|and let them cook|