Easy Kara Pidi Kozhukattai using store bought idiyappam flour. Kozhukattai can be made sweet or spicy using homemade rice flour or store bought or using broken rice…the easiest of all is to use store bought idiyappam flour which works best and this snack can be made in a jiffy. This is usually made during Vinayagar Chaturthi festival…. but can also be made any day for a simple snack.
Every Vinayagar Chaturthi will have a kozhukattai story…. that ” project kozhukattai” has to be mastered no matter what! Every time when making kozhukattai…. reality speaks…..”404 error..errr…Sorry, the kozhukattai you are looking for is not found” is what happens, calling your mom or mom in laws for what when how??? questions, googling the heck out of google for recipes…. hoping from blog to blog… all you can watch youtube recipes… I’ve been in every one of these tamashas 🙂 and finally one day practice makes perfect teaches me a lesson that i will never fail!
Some kozhukattai recipes to try….
|Idiyappam flour / Rice flour||1 cup|
|Salt||1/4 teaspoon (adjust * check notes)|
|Mustard seeds||1/2 teaspoon|
|Split black gram||1 teaspoon|
|Chana dal||1 teaspoon|
|Dry red chili||3 teared|
|Curry leaves||6 leaves chopped|
|Fresh grated coconut||2 tablespoons (optional)|
Let see how to make this easy kara pidi kozhukattai
Heat oil and splutter mustard seeds, split black gram, chana dal and roast them till lightly golden. Add in the teared red chilies, curry leaves and asafoetida.
Add water at this stage and when it starts to boil… bring it sim and add the flour flour along with the coconut.
Keep mixing without forming any lumps. The flour will absorb all the water and will become like a thick mass.
Immediately switch off and remove from heat. Transfer to a plate and knead a bit while its still warm with the spatula.
Now grease your hands with little oil and take a little of the dough and make kozhukattai using your palm and fingers. They are usually look elongated with finger impression of them.
Arrange the kozhukattais in a idli steamer plate and steam for 5 to 7 minutes. Once done, switch off and enjoy warm!
- Makes a dozen
- If using store bought raw rice flour, then lightly dry roast in a tawa and then proceed with the recipe.
- Some store bought rice flour may already include salt so adjust accordingly.
- Adding coconut is optional… but gives nice flavor. You may also add tiny coconut pieces instead of grated.