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.
Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 15 to 20 mins
Makes : 10 to 12 Balls
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
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
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.
|Take all your 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|
|Season with salt|
|Bring it to a boil|
|Add in the ground poha|
|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|
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