Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Ammini Kozhukattai/Steamed Rice dumplings

Ammini kozhukattai is one of those dishes that bring everlasting memories. My Periyamma likes these ammini kozhukattai a lot. So Amma makes these lovely little balls whenever Periyamma visits us. Nothing fancy about this steamed rice balls, but makes a perfect home-made snack that can be made easily. Now off to the recipe.
Rice flour-1 cup
Salt-as needed
Hot water-as needed
Vegetable pil-1 tsp
To Temper:
Mustard seeds-1 tsp
Urad dal-1 tsp
Cumin seeds-1 tsp
Sundal Podi (recipe here)-1 tbsp
Shredded fresh coconut-1/2 cup
Curry leaves-1 sprig
Oil-2 tsp
How it Happened:
1. In a mixing bowl, add rice flour and salt. Mix well and add oil. Mix that and add hot water and with a help of a wooden ladle mix them to form soft dough. When it is cool enough to handle apply oil in your hand and knead the dough to form smooth, soft and non-sticky dough.
2. Now pinch small marble sized dough and smoothen it to form balls. Make equal sized balls with the entire dough.
3. Steam the rice balls for 10 minutes /until they are cooked. Remove them from steam and set aside.
4. Heat oil in a kadai, add mustard seeds, Urad dal, cumin seeds and curry leaves. When they pop, add sundal podi and mix well. Now add the steamed rice balls, mix them so that each rice ball has a touch of the tempered sundal podi. Cook for 2 minutes in medium flame.
5. Add shredded coconut, mix once and switch off the flame.

*The water which is added to the rice flour should not be rolling boiled. When the water just starts to boil i.e., when bubble starts bouncing from the bottom of the pan to the top,pour it side by side while mixing the flour and keep checking the consistency of the dough.
*If you don’t have sundal podi, you can simply temper with other mentioned ingredients along with freshly ground coarse black pepper which wafts a heavenly aroma which can be added towards the end. Refer this Milagu urundai post.

* The rice balls appear shiny when they are cooked. Then you can remove them from the steamer.

1 comment :

  1. Wow mouthwatering and very tasty looking recipe. I will definitely try this at home. Have you tried Pakistani Cooking Recipes I love all Pakistani Recipes and mostly the appetizers by zarnak sidhwa recipes