Arisi upma kozhakattai/savoury rice dumplings
This has always been a favourite at my place when we were kids,however I had never tried making them. Thanks to the event and my choice of rice, I decided to blog this yummy recipe. I called back home for the recipe and couldn't believe that the preparation was so easy. We all enjoyed it for dinner yesterday. An ideal item when you have guests too.
- With the help of mixer, break the rice to a consistency of coarse rava/sooji (grainy form-jada rava). Grind the coconut, green chillies and curry leaves.
- Heat oil in huge pan. Add the mustard seeds. When it crackles, add the coconut mixture and salt and saute for a minute. Now add the water and allow it to boil. When it boils, add the broken rice.Combine well. Keep it covered with a lid and cook for around 15 minutes.Cook and stir till it turns into a thick mass. Allow it to cool. Then using your palms, make oval shaped kozhakattais with the cooked rice.
- Place them on greased idli moulds and steam them in a cooker(minus the weight if you are using pressure cooker.)Steam for around 10 minutes.(They appear a little glossy or have a typical shine after they are steamed)
Serve them warm with tomato kothsu or morkozhumbu. I served with some hot and spicy coconut chutney.
Notes- You can use idli rava directly instead of the regular raw rice as stated in this recipe.