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.


  1. I love them. My daughters love the food nicely presented. Especially when it is tiny!
    I am saving the recipe for the Vinayak Chaturthi.

  2. Wow, looks awesome & tempting !

  3. This is a new dish to me, and one I'd love to try. Thanks for being a part of the YBR:)

  4. G'day! Thank you today for allowing me to learn something new!
    Wish could come through the screen and try one now too!
    Cheers! Joanne
    Viewed as part of Your Best Recipes Sept