Vinayagar Chaturthi also called Ganesh Chaturthi falls on 1 st of Septemper this year. It is the Birthday of Lord Ganesha.We make Sweet Kozhukattai (Vella kozhukattai) with coconut and jaggery filling, Uppu Kozhukattai (with ulundhu poornam/lentil filling) and also ammini Kozhukattai with left over modak rice flour dough. Ammini Kozhukattai can be served as evening snack. It is healthy as it is steam cooked and only rice flour is used to prepare these Mani Kolukattais.
Ammini Kozhukattai/Mani KozhakattaiIngredients needed
Raw rice - 1/2 cup
Sesame seed Oil - 1 tsp
Salt - a pinch
Water - 1 cup
For the seasoning
Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds -1 tsp
Asafoetida/Hing – pinch
Red chilli - 2
Green chilli - 1
Curry leaves - few
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Salt as per taste
Preparation of the dough
There are 2 methods to prepare this dough
I have already mentioned one method in my Sweet kozhukattai recipe. Kindly refer that recipe for the first method. Today I am sharing with you another method to make the Modak/ Kozhukattai rice flour dough. You can follow which ever method is comfortable for you
- Soak rice for 4-5 hours. Grind it finely with little water from the 1 cup of water.
- Boil the rest of the water, add 1 tsp oil, a pinch of salt, simmer and add the grounded paste. Stir continuously to prevent formation of lumps.
- Cook till all the water evaporates and the dough leaves the sides of the pan. After it cools, grease your hands with oil and knead it well. Cover it with a damp cloth and let it sit for 10 minutes.
Now we will do the seasoning
Heat oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add hing, red chilli, green chilli and curry leaves. Add the steamed balls, grated coconut, needed salt and mix well. Serve hot.
Mani/ Ammini Kozhukattai is ready to be served. If you want it spicy, sprinkle idli milagai podi/gun powder on it and mix it well. Serve hot.
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