July 08, 2016

Arisi Ullunthu Kozhukattai (Rice & Urad dal steamed balls)

An interesting and healthy recipe learnt from my friend Gita Kumar. Her description of the recipe and photo tempted me to make it immediately and  my 80 years old mother in law certified this awesome and very soft. Since it is steamed and boiled very good for digestion and the flavour of urad dal, green chilli paste and coconut oil really brings out mesmerising taste...

Pre time: 10 mins
Cooking time 25 mins
Serves : 4

Ingredients for making Arisi Ullunthu Kozhukattai Rice & Urad dal steamed balls)

Parboiled Rice (Puzhungal Arisi)  2 cups
Urad dal 1 cup
Green chilli paste from 4 green chillies
Mustard seeds 1 tea spoon
Curry leaves few
Asafoetida powder 1/4 tea spoon
Shredded coconut 1 cup
Coconut oil 4 tea spoons
Water 5 cups

How to make Arisi Ullunthu Kozhukattai Rice & Urad dal steamed balls)?

Powder the rice and urad dal in a blender coarsely like semolina separately.
After powdering mix both together and keep aside.

Heat a pan with oil and do the seasoning with mustard seeds, curry leaves and asafoetida.
Pour five cups of water and add salt.
Add the coconut to the water.
Once the water starts boiling keep the flame to low and gently put the powdered stuff to the water and keep stirring.

When the stuff becomes thicker, close the pan with a lid and let it get cooked in very low flame for 10 minutes.
Switch off the stove.
Once the stuff becomes less hot, make small balls out of it.
Grease an idli plate, keep the balls on it and steam them out for 10 minutes.
Serve with any pickle of your choice or with sauce to kids.