Rice flour - 1/2 cup
Salt as needed
Hot water as needed
( Take rice flour and salt into a bowl pour hot water little by little , using a wooden spoon mix till you get a soft dough. Cover and rest for 5 minutes to cool, knead the dough to make sure there are no lumps. Divide the dough into small balls, using your thumb press each ball slightly in the middle. Keep these covered.)
Ghee - 1 tsp
Jeera - 3/4 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
Thippilli / long pepper crushed - 1/8 tsp
Curry leaves few
Water - 5 cups
Sesame oil - 1 tsp
Salt a pinch
Pour water in a wide bowl add oil and salt bring it to a roaring boil. Gently drop the prepared kolukattai and reduce the flame to a medium heat.
Cook the kolukattai for 10 minutes or till they float on top. Mix once in between to avoid sticking to the bottom and for even cooking.
Switch off the stove and remove the kolukkatai out from the liquid, save the liquid.
Heat ghee in a pan and temper with jeera and curry leaves, switch off the stove and add the thippilli powder and pepper powder.
Take a teaspoon of the tempering and mix it into the saved liquid ( Kolukattai cooked water) add the cooked kolukattai into the tempering and toss well till combined.
Enjoy the warm drink and Kolukattai hot.
Traditionally its made by grinding soaked parboiled rice to a thick dough and then rolled and cooked in the liquid. Today i have made it with store bought rice flour.
This is a traditional Saurashtra recipe which is usually eaten when you have cough or cold.
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