Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Mani Kozhukatai/Savory Rice Dumplings

Mani Kozhukatai, small marble sized rice balls, tempered with spices,  an eye-catching healthy snack for kids. The Size of this Snack, attracts the kids most!!!! We can make Sweet version too with the same recipe, i will post it sometime later. Though the process looks a bit long, it is easy and the Taste is Worth it.

Ingredients
1 Tea Cup Rice Flour, I used Store-bought, Use the Same Cup for Measuring the water also.
2 Tea Cups of Water
Salt to taste
1 tsp of Gingely oil/ Vegetable oil
Tempering
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Split urad dal/Dehusked black gram dal
1 tbsp Freshly Grated Coconut
2 tbsp freshly grated Carrot (optional)
2 Red Chilies (long Variety, broken into pieces), increase/decrease according to your taste buds
2 Sprigs Curry leaves (optional)
hing a pinch

Method
  • In a Wide Pan or Kadai, Heat 2 Cups of Water. When the water starts boiling, add Salt and oil and reduce the flame. 
  • Add the Rice Flour Little by Little and Keep Stirring. The Flour will start absorbing the water and forms a dough. 
  • When you have added all the flour, Switch of the flame and Stir well.  Keep it closed for 5 minutes.
  • When it is Warm enough to touch, Knead the dough until soft and pilable. Grease your hands with oil and start making small Marble-Sized balls out of it.
  • Arrange the Balls in a Idly Plate and Steam Cook for 5-10 minutes.  Take it out of the steamer. Let it cool for 5-10 minutes.
  •  Heat a Non-Stick Pan with oil given under Tempering. Splutter mustard seeds, add hing and curry leaves. Add Urad dal and Red Chilies. 
  • When the dal browns, add the steam-cooked balls to it and Mix together well. Add the grated coconut and grated carrot to this and Mix well. Saute for 2 minutes, take it off the flame. Serve Warm.

20 comments:

  1. Wow cute little kozhukkattais... Looks tempting.... If you like U could link to the on going event Dish name
    Starts with M

    Event: Dish name starts with M

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  2. Healthy tiffin!!!!Usually I make this when the rice flour is left out after making sweet dumplings....

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  3. Super tempting and damn cute mani kozhukattais,its been a long i prepared them.

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  4. My favorite snack, used to make very often before, now a days lazy ;)

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  5. They look so cute..specially kids would love to eat them..

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  6. Very yummy n cute kozhukattais.

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  7. This is in my to-do list for a long long time. The dish looks so cute and I am sure the kids will love it.

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  8. I love this priya...looks cute!

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  9. Cute kozhukattais. Love those dumplings.

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  10. looking so beautiful and eye catching.

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  11. Super cute kozhukatai..i am addictive to these cuties...luv the carrot twist..

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  12. Mani kozhukattai is looking like mani....looks so cute. I love to eat them as is without any tempering.

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  13. Great one! I have seen these in too many blogs that I think it is time for me to try them.

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  14. cute little kozhukattais veena perfect snack for me

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  15. Cute mini dumplings, one of fav too...

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