Thursday, December 19, 2013

Broken Maize Pidi Kozhukattai

Broken maize is available in super markets. I usually make porridge ( kanji ) with it. Sometimes I used to make neer kozhukattai using broken maize and rice batter. This time I tried to make kozhukattai ( dumpling ) with rice batter and steam cooked in an idly maker. Let me present how these tasty broken maize dumplings are made.


Ingredients :


1/4 Cup                                    Broken Maize
1/4 Cup                                    Rice Batter ( saved while grinding  for idly )
1/4 Cup                                    Rice Flour
1/4 Cup                                    Coconut scrap
1 ( adjust )                                Red Chilly
2  Tsp                                       Urad Dhal
3 Tsp                                        Gram Dhal
4 Tsp                                       Ground nut
5                                              Cashew nuts ( optional )
10                                            Curry leaves
1/4  Tsp                                   Asafoetida
1/2  Tsp                                   Salt
1/2  Tsp                                   Mustard
1/2  Tsp                                   Cumin
2  Tsp                                      Oil

Method :
Take Rice batter, Rice flour and Broken maize in a wide mouthed bowl / basin.


Keep a kadai on slow flame with 2  Tsp oil.
When oil becomes hot splutter mustard seeds and cumin.
Then add broken pieces of red chilly, asafoetida ( perungayam ) and then add curry leaves.
Fry for a few seconds and then add urad dhal, gram dhal, broken pieces of cashew nuts and slightly pounded ground nuts.
Fry till dhals become golden color.


Transfer into vessel with batter.
Add salt and mix well. If needed add lukewarm water and prepare the dough.


Keep Idly maker with 2 cups of water on high flame.
Smear Idly plate with oil and keep aside.
Now to make kozhukattai ( dumpling ) take a small ball of dough in your palm and press with fingers.


Prepare kozhukattais and arrange neatly on oiled idly plate.

Keep the plate in idly maker, close with lid and steam cook for 10 minutes.


Take out a piece and check whether the kozhukattai is cooked well.
If done transfer into a serving bowl.
If not cook for another 3 to 5 minutes.

Enjoy with tomato sause or green pudhina chutney.
A very good evening snack or can be included in your morning breakfast or dinner.