Hi friends, Wish you all Happy Pillaiyaar Chathurthi. Hope you all finished your pooja and tasted kozhukattais and sundal. I couldn't post step by step pics today, as it was getting late for the pooja and i rushed with the cooking.
1 cup Rice flour
2 cups Water
1 pinch Salt
1 cup Coconut (grated)
1/3 cup Jaggery (grated)
1/4 cup Chana dal
1/2tsp Cardamom extract
- In a bowl, mix together flour,salt, water and oil.
- Heat a non-stick pan, pour the batter and cook by stirring continuously until dough-like consistency forms.
- Remove from heat and let cool a bit. Cover the dough with a wet paper towel to prevent drying out.
- Cook the chana dal with enough water and a pinch of salt. Run under cold water and keep it aside.
- Heat a sauce pan at medium flame, add the jaggery and water.
- Cook until it starts to thicken, then add the grated coconut and cardamom extract and continue cooking for 3-4 mins.
- Then add the cooked chana dal, mix well and cook for a couple of mins more.
- Switch off and let cool.
- Apply some oil on the palm, take a lime-size dough, flatten out thinly on the palms by gently pressing with fingers.
- Then place a tsp of the sweet filling on the pressed dough and gently pull the sides and bring it together.
- Follow the same method with the remaining dough and filling.
- Now grease the idli plates with oil, arrange the prepared kozhukaatis and steam'em for 12-15 mins.
Serve hot or warm.
1 cup Chickpea
1/2tsp Mustard seeds
1/2tsp Urad dal
3 dry red chilli (broken)
1 pinch Asafoetida
5-6 Curry leaves
2tsp Coconut (grated)
- Soak the chickpea overnight and pressure cook'em with enough water to immerse along with salt until one whistle.
- Drain the cooked chickpea, run under cold water and keep it aside.
- Heat oil in a skillet, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add dry red chilli, urad dal, asafoetida and curry leaves. (I was out of curry leaves, so, didn't use it.)
- Then add the cooked chickpea, mix well, let cook for a min or two, followed by grated coconut.
- Reduce the flame, cook for another min and then switch off. Serve warm.
Also received the participation certification from Akila's "Learning to cook" (http://akilaskitchen.blogspot.com/) for participating in her event 'Dish name starts with A'. Thanks Akila.