Pidi Kozhukattai Recipe

Have you ever tasted pidi kozhukattai ? No? Then here is the recipe for you. Kozhukattai are made for Vinayaga Chadurthi with a sweet stuffing but this is a kozhukattai with the hot stuffings. The cocount in it adds extra flavour to it. Surprised to see a different name pidi kozhukattai ? It is because of the way it is shaped. A great advantage of this shape is it can be done easily. It consumes less time. This type of kozhukattai is prepared in many tamil nadu villages. The same procedure can be followed for making "Keppai / Ragi Pidi Kozhukattai ". Only change is replace rice flour with ragi flour. This will be a great recipe for diabetic patients. If you have cholestral problems then avoid coconut. This is a steamed food.
Serves 4 Persons
Rice Flour 2 Cups
Oil 1 tbsp
Musturd Seeds 1 tsp
Bengal Gram 2 tbsp
Finely Chopped Onion 1 No.
Red Chilli 3 Nos.
Curry leaves 20 Nos.
Coconut Scrapped or Finely Chopped 3 Medium Sized Pieces
Water 1 Cup
Salt for Taste
Take rice flour in a bowl and keep aside.
In a kadai or pan pour oil and heat in a medium flame.
Add musturd seeds, chillies, bengal gram , curry leaves and fry till it turns to golden brown colour.
Add onion to it and saute well for 2 min.
Add the coconut and saute for 1 min.
Now add this to the flour.
Add salt and water to it and knead with hands.
If it is too sticky then add little of flour and if it is too tight add little of water.
Now take apart of the dough and make lemon sized ball out of it.
Keep it on the top of your fingers and press so that your finger impressions are made on the dough.
Place it in a idli plate. No need to apply oil on idli plates.
Similarly make kozhukattai with remaining dough.
Steam it in a idli cooker or vessel for 10 min.
Now take a piece of the hot kozhukattai and make it into two pieces.
If it is completely steamed then there is a uniform colour and if it needs to be steamed for some more time then the inner part is lighter colour.
Steam it for 2 more min.
Serve hot.
No need for any side dish.


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