March 08, 2016

Wheat Kara Kozhukattai (Hot and Steamed Wheat Balls)

An ideal, guilt free evening snack or light tiffing to have with for aged people. For kids instead of green chillies bell peppers and sprouts could be added to make it more attractive and serve with sauce. This steamed balls can also be made by mixing finely grated veggies. By following this basic method you can make varieties of light tiffin for your loveable ones...


Pre time: 15 mins

Cooking time: 15 mins

Serves: 5

Ingredients for making Wheat Kara Kozhukattai:

Whole wheat flour 3 cups

Green chillies finely chopped 2

Ginger finely chopped 1 tea spoon

Mustard seeds and Urad dal 1 tea spoon each

Hing powder 1/2 tea spoon

Fresh grated coconut 1 tb spoon (Optional)

Curry leaves

Salt to taste

Method for making Wheat Kara Kozhukattai:








In a heavy bottomed pan dry roast the fine wheat flour in medium flame till nice aroma comes at least for 10 minutes without burning the flour. Keep it aside. Let it get cooled down.






Boil generous amount of water in a vessel with salt. Once the water starts boiling add two tea spoons of oil to water.

Keep the roasted flour in a broad pan and pour the water around it slowly. Keep stirring the  flour with a ladle.

Since it is a roasted flour, it will absorb more water. Add water till the batter comes to the consistency of Chapathi dough.











Heat 2 tea spoons of oil and add mustards seeds, urad dal, hing powder, green chillies, chopped ginger and curry leaves. Add them to the kneaded batter. Add grated coconut also. Knead them together to soft dough.








Grease the idli plates. Grease your palm and make small balls out of the dough and steam them out for 15 minutes. 









The Wheat Kara Kozhukattai is ready to eat now. It tastes very well with mint chutney or Coriander chutney.


Instead of roasting the wheat flour, store bought wheat idiyappan flour could be used which does not need to be roasted.