½ cup par boiled rice (idli rice)
6 red chillies
1 tsp urad dal
1 tsp mustard seeds
1 tsp Bengal gram
2 tsp grated coconut
Step 1 – Wash and soak the rice for 1 hour. Drain the water, add salt and grind for two minutes.
Step 2 – Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, urad dal, red chillies, curry leaves, Bengal gram and grated coconut. Saute it until the mixture turns brown. Add two cups of water and the ground mixture and stir well until it becomes a lump-free dough. Cook it on low flame for 5 mins. Once cooked, let the Kozhukkattai mixture cool down.
Step 3 – Knead the dough mixture when it is warm, and make small round balls out of it. Grease your hands with oil if you find it sticky.
Step 4 – Place the balls or kozhukkattai in an idli pot and let it steam for 10-12 mins on high flame. Serve hot with coconut or tomato chutney.
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