Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Steamed Rice Balls/Upma Kozhukattai

Makes 12-14 balls
Idli Rice Rava/Rice Rava* - 1 cup
Red Chilies - 3, crushed
Coconut - 1/4 cup, grated
Water - 2 cups
Oil - 1 tbspn
Salt to taste

To temper;
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal - 1 tsp
Asafoetida - a pinch
Curry leaves - a few

*Grind the raw rice coarsely like rava/semolina, sieve it and use this rice rava for preparing this dish.

Heat the oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When it splutters add urad dal and fry till it becomes golden brown. Now add asafoetida, curry leaves and crushed red chilies. Saute for a minute.
Add 2 cups of boiling water, salt and add the rice rava slowly, stirring continuously. Cook till it becomes thick and leaves the side of the pan. Add grated coconut and switch off the stove. Cool it.
Make small balls out of it and steam cook for 15- 20 minutes(Use idli cooker or pressure pan for steaming).
Serve hot with chutney or sambar.

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