Thursday, 30 July 2015

Ammini Kozhakattai

Ammini / unduruli kozhakattais are cutest kozhakattais loved by all children. These are with the combination of millets and rice flour. For those who don’t know what is a unduruli kozhakattai, its steamed mini rice balls.
My daughter is very much interested in making as well as eating them. She is the one who makes these cute balls usually.
This is one of the varieties made during ganesh chathurthy.
·         Processed Raw Rice flour – ¾ cup
·         Millet flour – ¾ cup (I used little millet / samai) – ¾ cup
·         Water – 2 cups.
·         Coconut oil – 1. 5 tbsp + 1 tsp
·         Mustard seeds – ¼ tsp
·         Curry leaves – few leaves
·         Asofitida – a pinch
·         Salt to taste
To grind
·         Grated coconut – 2 -3 tbsp
·         Red chili - 1 or 2 (based on ur taste)
Grind the millet in to fine powder using mixer. If you are buy millet flour directly, skip the step. 

Mix the rice flour and millet flour in a bowl.

Heat a thick kadai, pour water.

Add a tsp of coconut oil and required salt.

Let it boil well.
Once it starts rolling boiling, add the rice flour + millet flour and switch off the stove immediately.

Mix it well with help of a ladle without lumps.


Close it with a lid and let it rest and cool down for a while.

Once it is warm enough to handle, knead it well. It should be soft enough to make balls. Keep the kadai aside, we will use it for seasoning.

Now make them into small balls and steam it for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile grind grated coconut and a red chili and keep it aside.

In the same kadai, add a tbsp of coconut oil, and heat it.

Once the oil is heated add the mustard seeds, when it splutters, add curry leaves.

Add the ground coconut + red chili mixture and fry them well till they are crisp.

Now add the steamed kozhakattai and fry them for a while, till the outer later is nicely coated with the seasoning and crisp.

Add a pinch of asofitida and mix well.

Serve it hot with a cup of coffee or tea.
It may look like a long process, but it’s very simple to make.
·         I used little millet in this recipe; other millet flours can also be used.
·         I used readymade processed rice flour; you can also make it at home.
·         1 : 1 ¼ is the flour – water ratio.

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