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Jan 9, 2014

Aval Kozhukattai / Poha Kozhukattai


Looking for quick dinner fix or snacks for kids, then try out this simple quick kozhukattai which you will love. This is so easy to make but just turns out so soft and fluffy which i adore. I added some carrots in this, you could add any vegetables in this too, but chop it finely before adding it.



You can check out my other kozhukattai recipes and if you are looking for some more quick snack, then why not try my oats kozhukattai.



Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 15 to 20 mins
Makes : 10 to 12 Balls

Ingredients:

Aval / Poha - 1 cup ( I used red rice poha )
Onions - 1 medium size chopped finely
Green Chilli - 2 chopped finely
Carrot - 1 medium chopped finely
Water - 1.5 cup
Coconut - 3 tblspn grated (optional)
Salt to taste


For Seasoning:
Oil -  2 tsp
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam - 1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu paruppu -1 tsp
Dry Red Chilli -1  broken into small pieces
Asafoetida / Kaya podi / Hing - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves a sprig

Method:

Heat a pan over medium heat. Add in poha and start roasting it for few mins till it is toasted and nice aroma comes from it. Remove it to a blender and powder it coarsely.

Now heat oil in the same kadai. Add all the seasoning ingredients and let it sizzle for a min.

Add in onions, carrots, green chilli and saute for couple of mins.

Add in water and salt and bring everything to a good boil.

Add in the powdered poha and mix well. keep stiring till it starts leaving the sides of pan and comes together as a mass. You can add some coconut at this stage.

Remove it to plate and allow it to a cool a bit.

Once it is cooled a bit, shape into balls or ovals. 

Heat a steamer pot or idli cooker. Place the balls on greased idli plates and steam for 8 to 10 mins.


Once it is done, remove it to a plate. let it cool for couple of mins and serve.

Pictorial:
Take all your ingredients


Seasoning ingredients


I used red rice poha
Heat a pan


Add poha in it


Dry roast till nice aroma comes


Transfer to a blender


Powder it coarsely


Now heat oil in the same kadai


Add mustard, cumin and urad dal


Add broken dry red chilli


a touch of asafoetida


Mix them around
Add in onions, carrots, green chilli and curry leaves(i din have that)


Saute for a couple of mins


Add water


Season with salt


Bring it to a boil


Add in the ground poha


Mix well


It will start leaving the sides of the pan


Remove it to a plate to cool a little
Take a portion


Shape into balls


You can add some coconut in this too


I made some with coconut and some without it


Place a steamer plate on the idly cooker


Place the balls over it


Cover and Steam


Cook till done


Serve

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3 comments:

MSUSMA said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the idea of having veggies in
kozhukattai

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious and lovely looking kozhukattais.
Deepa

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Deepa, I tried it last friday, It was just Awesome. Thanks a lot.

Smitha.