Monday, June 27, 2011

Ammini Kozhukattai/ Mini Steamed Rice Balls

Ammini Kozhukattais - These Kozhukattais are generally made with the leftover dough after making Poornam Kozhukattai and Uppu Kozhukattai. Poornam Kozhukattai and Uppu Kozhukattai are generally made on the occasion of Ganesh Chathurthi. My MIL makes it more frequently; I should say almost monthly, i.e on every Sankatahara Chathurthi. And everytime, she purposely makes a little extra of the outer dough so that these lovely Ammini Kozhukattais can be made.
Ammini Kozhukattais are savory mini rice balls, steamed and tempered with mild spices. This is an excellent snack for children. My daughter loves making and eating these mini savory balls. Here is the recipe for Ammini Kozhukattai:


What you’ll need

1. Rice Flour – 1 cup
2. Water – 2 cups
3. Salt – a pinch
4. Sesame Oil – 1 tsp

For the tempering

1. Mustard Seeds – ½ tsp
2. Urad Dal – ½ tsp
3. Dry Red chillies – 1 or 2
4. Asfoetida/Hing – a pinch
5. Curry Leaves a few
6. Coconut oil – 1 tsp


Method

Heat a non stick Kadai, add the 2 cups of water and bring it to boil. Add a pinch of salt and about 1 tsp of sesame oil to this water. Once the water starts boiling add the flour little by little and mix well without forming lumps until it comes together as a mass. Cover and rest it for about 5 to 10 mins. Then, apply some oil to your hands and knead into smooth dough.
Pinch out a small amount of dough and shape it into a small ball. Repeat procedure with the entire dough.
Now place these in a steamer and steam cook for about 5 to 7 minutes. The balls will be shiny when done.
For the tempering, Heat a Kadai with a tsp of oil. Temper with mustard, urad dal and red chillies. Finally add a pinch of asfoetida and curry leaves. Then add the steamed rice balls and mix well. Remove it on to a serving plate. Yummy ammini kozhukattais are ready.


Linking this to Kid's Delight Event - Mini Bites being hosted by Champa originally started by Srivalli

Also linking this to Anyone can Cook Series 23 being hosted at Taste of Pearl City.

24 comments:

Prathibha said...

I hv posted something similar to dis recently..looks nice

jayasree said...

I can have this anytime...I love it more when it is made by someone so that I don't have to roll them

Priya said...

My ammini kozhukattais tempts me a lot, seriously am craving for them..

Hari Chandana said...

Looks so yummy and tempting.. perfect clicks !!
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Prathima Rao said...

These look so tempting!!!! I actuaaly have never tasted them..Got to try out ur way :)
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Ms.Chitchat said...

Lovley cute ammini kozhakattais, I make them on regular basis, a family favourite.

Laxmi said...

Looks so tempting.. My fav..

Champa said...

Wonderful. Thanks for the entry. Pictures are very tempting.

divya said...

wow so tempting !! looks so wonderful !!

Suja said...

Wow superb,healthy and delicious kozhakattai..

aipi said...

Sounds like an authentic dish ~ loved it!
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Premalatha Aravindhan said...

I love it,Perfect Kozhukattai...

Babli said...

Kozhukottai looks wonderful, yummy and superb. Nice presentation.

SouthIndianHome said...

Cute kozhukattai looks perfect. My favourite one
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SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Cute and perfectly done steamed rice balls !!

Malar Gandhi said...

I love all kinds of kozhukattai, this looks fabulous. Perfectly done, kudos:)

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Reshmi Mahesh said...

small cute ones...love this..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Heard a lot about these, they look so cute and delicious :)

anthony stemke said...

Lovely looking rice balls and the pictures are nice.
Thank You.

Swathi said...

Ammini kozhukatti looks dleicious and very nice.

Umm Mymoonah said...

I always love this cute mini version of kozhukattai, looks yummy. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook :)

Vidhya said...

These look so cute and yum.

Now Serving said...

Mouth is watering for a plate of that, Kaveri :) Love these - we called them paal kozhakatais and I remember amma used to have us all roll them and they came in all different sized depending on who made them :)

Anonymous said...

i mmade with ur receipe...its very tasty...as it should be...cheers

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