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Sep 6, 2013

Chambara Kozhukattai / Kara Arisi Kolukattai / Steamed Spiced Up Roasted Rice Balls - Ganesh Chaturthi Recipes


Time is flying like anything. I can't believe that 17 days have already passed. I still couldn't believe that i am a mom now. Was in a excited state till now..Being in a very busy schedule. I am finding a little time to look after my blog while my lil bundle of joy is sleeping. I am typing this looking at her rosy  sleeping cheeks..Love her a lot <3


When i was pregnant with my girl, i asked my mom for this recipe. It was like a craving for me. I took pictures of my mom making it for you, because this recipe is our family traditional recipe. I am sure that you must not be aware of this recipe or even heard of it.



Only few people in our place knows this recipe. I am begging you to try this because this kozhukattai is so soft and packet with full of flavours. It just need few ingredients and few basic steps, but the reward is totally worth it. 



It is so healthy at the sametime so filling too. We usually have this for breakfast and love it. If you are in a busy schedule, you can roast the rice in bulk and cool it completely before storing it in air tight container.  And you can soak that rice overnight and make kozhukattai in the morning.

I hope you will love it and let me know how it turned out for you.



Preparation Time: 30 mins
Soaking Time : 4 hours
Cooking Time: 10 min for steaming
Makes : 30 to 35 balls

Ingredients:

Rice - 4 cups ( I used normal ponni rice )
Salt to taste
Coconut - 2 cup

For Seasoning:
Oil - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tblspn
Channa Dal / Kadala Paruppu -  3 tblspn
Urad Dal / Ulundu Parupppu - 3 tblspn
Dry Red Chilli - 5 broken into small pieces
Curry leaves a big handful

Method:

Measure rice and add it to a huge kadai. Roast them for 10 to 15 mins till it roast well and turn golden. Remove it to a plate and allow it to cool down.

Now transfer it to a mixing bowl and cover it with water. Let it soak for 4 hours.

Now drain it and add it to a blender. Grind it into a rough paste. Dont add water while grinding.

Make seasoning. Heat oil and crackle all the seasoning ingredients. Let it sizzle for a min. Add this to the rice mixture. 

Now add in salt and coconut. Mix well.

Take a small portion and form into small balls.

Pop them into a steamer and steam it for 10 mins.

Serve hot or warm.

Pictorial:
Start by taking your rice


Add it to a kadai and start roasting


Roast till it turns golden


All beautiful and golden


Soak the rice


Drain and add it to blender


Make it into a slightly rough paste


Transfer it to a bowl


Take your seasoning ingredients


Heat oil


Add it in


Roast them


Add it to mixture


Add salt


lots of coconut


mix well


Mix well


Form into balls


Look who is shaping them


All done


Transfer it to steamer


Cover and Steam


Till done


Serve


Want a bite

7 comments:

nayana said... Best Blogger Tips

really appreciated this detailed presentation and u have tempted me to try them , bookmarked them...Today's post ....http://nayanas-kitchen-kreations.blogspot.in/2013/09/shepuche-pakode-dill-leaves-pakoda.html

Veena Theagarajan said... Best Blogger Tips

so yummy love the way it is presented

Chandrani Banerjee said... Best Blogger Tips

Kazhukattai looks very delicious and perfect

Rumana Ambrin said... Best Blogger Tips

So yummy..

Janani said... Best Blogger Tips

Lord Ganesh is going to be so happy with this yummy dish so attractive and nicely made invite me home too plzz

Hasna Hamza Layin said... Best Blogger Tips

Wonderful Arti...ur step by step pix always make me jealous :-) I don ve dat patience

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Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi,

I am from kerala, and my mother in law makes it using rose matta rice. But she adds only coconut and salt to it..and we eat this dipping it in sugar :) my husband's favorite :D

regds
sma