Thursday, September 5, 2013

Ammini Kozhakattai/Mani Kozhakattai

Rice Flour/Idiyappam Flour/Kozhakattai Flour - 1 cup
Water - 1 1/2 cup
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Sesame Oil - 1 tsp
Coconut(Scrapped) - 2 tbspns
Chili Powder/Idli Milagai Podi - 1-2 tsps
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves - a few

Boil water with salt and gingelly oil. Add the flour slowly and keep stirring. Switch off the stove and stir the flour until you get a smooth dough with a wooden ladle. Apply oil in your palm. Take a small portion of the dough and make a small ball. Repeat for the rest of the dough. Place all of them in a idli steamer or a a big bowl and steam for 12 minutes.(Do not over steam. Over steaming will make them rubbery). 
Heat oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds. When the mustard starts to crackle add urad dal and fry for a minute. Now add curry leaves, steamed balls, red chili powder and salt. Saute for a couple of minutes and add the scrapped coconut. Switch off the stove. Serve warm or cold.