Rice - 1 cup
Coconut - 1/2 cup
Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard -1 tsp
Channa dal - 1 tbsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Green chillies- 3 , finely chopped
Red chilly -1
Asafoetida - 2 dashes
Salt - to taste (~1 tsp)
Wash and rinse rice as usual. Then take a pan, fry the rice as such (dry). Stop when it starts becoming slightly reddish. Let cool and grind coarsely to a powder. This is typically called "rice rava".
Take a kadai, heat oil and do the tempering as given above.
Then add water and let boil. Rice rava to water ratio is 1:2.5
Add salt and coconut to the water.
After a minute or two, slowly add the rice rava and keep mixing. Ensure there are no lumps. Keep stirring. In 2-3 minutes, all the water would have been absorbed. Test if the rice is cooked, if not, do add another 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup water and let it cook well.
Now transfer to a plate and allow it to cool , so you can handle it with your palms to make kozhukattai.
Steam in an idly cooker and switch off flame in 10 minutes exactly. Kozhukkattais are done :-)
|Pidi Kozhukattai - South Indian tiffin|
Enjoy with Onion Chutney and Sambar :- )