Monday, October 8, 2012

Neer Kozhukattai

#NeerKozhukattai #Dumpling : The dough for this dumpling is prepared from boiled rice and coconut. The rice has to be soaked in water and then grind into a thick batter with coconut. Then balls are rolled from the batter. Then these balls are cooked in boiling water. 

Neer Kozhukattai [ Dumpling cooked in water ]

This is an instant method which I tried today.
Yesterday I was grinding batter for APPAM in a wet grinder.
From that I took 1/3 cup of rice dough & kept in the fridge.
Now follow the steps given below to make neer kozhukattai.

Ingredients :
Rice batter           :  1/3 cup

Rice flour                      :  1/3 cup
Coconut grated             :  1/3 cup
Salt                               :  1/4 Tsp(adjust to taste)

Method :
Mix all the ingredients well in a wide mouthed vessel.
If needed add lukewarm water to make a thick dough.
It should be like chappathy dough consistency.
Make small balls out of the prepared dough.
Now boil two cups of water on a stove over high flame in a vessel.
When the water starts boiling add the rolled balls into the water one by one slowly.
Wait for 2 seconds.
Now stir the boiling kozhukattais with a long handled laddle.
Reduce the flame & keep the burner knob at SIM position.
Allow it to cook well for 10 minutes.
Check whether its cooked well.
Once done transfer all kozhukattais from the water into a bowl.
Neer Kozhukattai [ Dumpling cooked in water ]
Now keep a kadai on a stove over medium flame with a Tsp of oil.
Temper 1/4 Tsp of mustard. Once the mustard seeds splutters add broken red chilly, cumin seeds and curry leaves.

Then add asafoetida and then the kozhukattais and 1/4 Tsp of crushed pepper corns.
Stir well for a second. Transfer into a serving bowl.
Now its ready to eat.

The water that is used for cooking these dumplings would have turned into a porridge.
This tastes good with either jaggary or salt.

Note : 1/3 cup of oats can also be added along with the ingredients given to make the dough.

Neer Kozhukattai [ Dumpling cooked in water ]
oats is added to make dough and garnished with sprouted green gram dhal

Enjoy neerkozhukattai with or without chutney or sauce.

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