Upma Kozhukattai

 Upma kozhukkatai is
actually arsi upma in Kozhukkatai form.The preparation is very similar to arsi
upma but here more water is used to cook the upma and when it is ¾ done, it is
made into oblong shape and steamed. This is maily had as a evening tiffin in
many tambram houses.

INGREDIENTS
Rice
1 cup
Tuvar dal
1/4 cup
Red chillies
4-5
Water
3 cups
Oil
2 tsp
Mustard
1/2 tsp
Asafoetida
1/4 tsp
Freshly grated coconut
3 tbsp
Salt
to taste

PREPARATION
Run the rice, tuvar dhal and red chillies in a dry
mixer till the it comes to a rava consistency 
Heat a pan with oil.
Once the oil is sufficiently hot, add the mustard
seeds.When it splutters, add  asafoetida
and add the necessary amount of water. Let it boil on medium flame.
Now add the coconut
and salt. Mix well and continue to boil
Now add the ground
rice dal rava, mix well and cook on a low flame till most of the water is
absorbed. Do not let it dry completely. Because when it cools down, it tends to
become a little drier and if it has completely dried, it might not be able to
hold the shape.
Switch off the fire
and let it cool
Now take small
poetion and shape it ontp oblong shape but holding it between the four fingers
and palm.
Make all the balls
like this
Heat water in a idli
cooker, grease the plates and place the 
prepared  kozhukkatais in it. Now
place the idli stand with the kozhukattai in the idli cooker,
Close it with the lid
and cook on high flame for 7-8 minutes
Switch off the fire
Let it cool down a
little

Serve with Milagai
Podi

Veena

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