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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Ulundu Kozhukattai Recipe / Urad Dal Kozhukattai / Uppu Ulundu Kozhukattai- A Vinayagar Chaturthi Recipe

Ulundu Kozhukattai Recipe / Urad Dal Kozhukattai recipe/ Uppu Ulundu Kozhukattai recipe- A Vinayagar Chaturthi Recipe
Ulundu Kozhukattai
Outer covering dough 
Raw rice-1 cup
( I used sona masoori rice)
Water-1 cup
Salt to taste
Sesame oil-3tsp
Method
Soak rice in water for 2 hours.Grind along with the water with little salt to a very smooth batter.
Pour this batter in a heavy bottom or non stick pan.In medium low flame keep stirring till the mixture is half cooked & forms into a soft dough.
Cover this mixture & leave it for 10 minutes.Now using your palm knead the dough to a soft dough,make sure there are no lumps.
Divide the dough into small balls, cover & keep.
Filling
Urad dal-1/2 cup
(soak it in water for 1 hour)
Salt to taste
Coconut-2tbsp
Oil-2tsp
Mustard-1/2tsp
Jeera/cumin-1/4tsp
Chopped green chillies-1
Grated ginger-1/8tsp
Hing-a pinch
Chopped coriander & curry leaves-1tsp
Turmeric powder-a pinch
Method
Drain the water from Urad dal,grind it with little salt & green chillies to a coarse mixture.Do not add water while grinding.
Spread this mixture on a greased plate or make like patties & steam them for 6 to 7 minutes.Cool & crumble the mixture.
Heat oil in a pan & temper it with mustard,jeera,hing,green chillies and ginger.Add the turmeric powder & the steamed urad dal,toss them well till all are mixed well.
Add the coconut,curry & coriander leaves fry for a minute.Switch off the flame and let the mixture cool before filling.

Method to make kozhukattai
Grease your palm & fingers with oil, take a ball of dough slowly shape the outer dough like a cup.
Keep a teaspoon of  filling inside & close the cup.
Seal the edges by pressing it tightly,pinch and fold it inwards to make a design.
Steam these kozhukattai for 5 to 7 minutes or till done.
Cool for 1 or 2 minutes them serve them warm.

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