Friday, 6 May 2016

Easy Kara Pidi Kozhukattai / Pidi Kozhukattai

Kara pidi kozhukattai is a traditional and popular food usually served for breakfast along with spicy chutney or as tea time snack in Tamilnadu.  It is an easy to prepare steamed dumpling (kozhukattai) using rice flour.

It is one of the special Nivedhyam / Prasadham served during Ganesha Chathurthi for Lord Ganesha.

Soon I will try to post sweet pidi kozhukattai recipe too. Try this and give your feedback.

15 min
35 mins
Recipe for Kara Pidi Kozhukattai / Pidi Kozhukattai
Recipe type: Breakfast / Tea time snack

Cuisine: Tamilnadu
Serves: 3 to 4(approximately)


Home made rice flour / Idiyappam flour -1 cup
Salt - to taste
Water - 1½ to 2 cups (amount of water will vary according to the quality of flour)
For the seasoning: 
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds -1 tsp
Urad dal -1 tsp
Channa dal -1 tbsp
Red Chillies - 2
Asafoetida - a pinch
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Grated coconut - 3 to 4 tbsp

                                             My Favourite Ganesha!

Heat oil in a pan and season it with mustard seeds, urad dhal, channa dhal, red chillies and curry leaves.

Once the mustards seeds crackle and the dhals turned brown, add water & salt. Allow to boil.

Once it boiled, reduce the flame; add the rice flour to the water and simultaneously stir to avoid lumps.

Stir continuously till the rice flour is cooked and water is absorbed. (this will take only few seconds). Switch off the gas.

When it is warm, grease your hands with oil and take a lemon sized ball in your palm & press it with your fingers to get the impression. Repeat it with the remaining dough.Arrange the kozhukattai in the greased idli plates and steam for 10 to 15 minutes or till they turn glossy.

Once it done, switch of the gas and serve warm!

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