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Kothamalli Kozukattai


Description: 
This is a traditional recipe from the south of India. A nutritious, healthy steamed recipe made with rice & dals & very less oil.

Ingredients:

Raw rice – 1 cup

Tuar dal – ¼ cup

Channa dal – ¼ cup

Water – 2 ½ cups

Coconut Oil – 1 teaspoon

Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon

Coconut – 5 teaspoons (grated)

Grind to paste:

Green chillies – 2

Hing – ¼ teaspoon

Pepper – ½ teaspoon

Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon

Curry leaves – 20 leaves

Salt – 1 ½ teaspoon

Corriander leaves – a handful

Corriander stems

(The stem part of the coriander bunch)

Method:

  1. Break the rice in mixie coarsely to make rice rawa.
  2. Break the dals together coarsely to make dals rawa.
  3. Heat coconut oil in a non-stick tawa.
  4. Add mustard seeds & allow spluttering.
  5. Add water & the ground paste.
  6. When this comes to a boil add rice rawa, dals rawa & grated coconut.
  7. Mix well & boil till all water is absorbed. (upma consistency)
  8. Keep aside & allow cooling.
  9. Once cooled, make kozakattai’s (elliptical balls) of the upma.
  10. Arrange in idli plates.
  11. Steam for 10 to 15 minutes.
  12. Serve hot with coconut chutney/onion-tomato chutney.

Suggestion:


  • Instead of the regular elliptical balls, can make various shapes of the upma to make it attractive for the kids.
  • Can be served with sugar for kids.



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