Sunday, 10 February 2013

Kaara Kozhukattai

In most cases, when the sweet kozhukattai is made, we might be left over with some rice flour dough and all the stuffing would have been consumed. What do we do with that excess dough? Kaara Kozhukattai is one simple savory starter, we make with the left over rice dough from the sweet kozhukattai. We do not require any pooranam (stuffing) for this. Some onions and chillies will do. Sounds simple doesn't it?

Recipe for Rice dough from sweet kozhukattai

Assuming we have 1 cup of rice dough, use the following:
Onions - 1 medium, finely chopped
Green Chillies - 1, finely chopped 
Oil - for frying 
Salt - to taste
Urad Dal - 1/2 tbsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 6-8
Oil - 1/2 tbsp

Heat oil in a frying pan; Add the chopped onions and chillies and fry until the onions turn transparent and a lovely shade of pink. Add the salt to the onion, chilly mix. Empty the onions and the chillies into the rice dough. Mix the dough well. Now the kaara kozhukattai dough is ready. Form small balls the kaara kozhukattai dough, the size of a lemon and keep aside.

Heat oil for the tadka. When hot enough, add the urad dal, mustard seeds and curry leaves. Once the mustard starts spluttering and the urad dal turns golden yellow, add the kozhukattai balls and fry until slightly browned on all sides.

Serve with either coriander or mint chutney. It tastes awesome by itself too.
Verdict: This can be made any day as a healthy tea-time snack for kids. Do try it sometime and let me know how it turns out.
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1 comment:

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious breakfast dish.