Saturday, May 2, 2015

Millet Upma Kozhukattai-Thinai Pidi Kozhukattai Recipe-Foxtail Millet Recipes

Upma kozhukattai is a classic Tamil brahmin dish which is usually prepared for evening tiffin or dinner. It pairs well with kathirikai gothsu. It is usually prepared with rice rava. I have replaced rice rava with thinai rava (you will get it ready made in the market) in this recipe. This millet upma kozhukattai is easy to prepare, tastes delicious and is perfect for dinner. We had it with pasi paruppu sambar. Today we will learn how to make millet upma kozhukattai following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Millet Upma Kozhukattai

Millet Upma Kozhukattai-Thinai Pidi Kozhukattai Recipe

Millet Upma Kozhukattai

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Yields: 17 Millet Kozhukattais
 Recipe CategoryDinner-Breakfast-Millets
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian
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   Ingredients needed

   Millet Rava -1 cup (any millet rava)
   Tur Dal -2 tbsp
   Grated coconut -1/4 cup
   Water - 2 1/2 cup
   Salt to taste

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 1 1/2 tbsp
   Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
   Urad Dal - 1 tsp
   Red Chillies - 2
   Green Chillies - 2
   Curry Leaves - a sprig


Preparation 

Soak tur dal for 15 minutes in hot water. Drain the water and grind it to a coarse paste and keep it aside.

Method

Heat oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal, red chillies, green chillies and curry leaves.

When urad dal turns golden brown, add ground tur dal and cook for 2-3 minutes stirring continuously.

how to make millet upma kozhukattai

Add grated coconut and cook for another 2 minutes. Add 2 1/2 cup of water and salt needed. Taste the water to check for salt. If it is slightly salty, it will be perfect once you add the thinai rava.

foxtail millet upma kozhukattai

When water starts boiling, reduce the heat to low and then add add foxtail millet rava slowly with one hand and keep stirring continuously with the other hand to prevent formation of lumps.

Cook covered on medium heat until all the water evaporates. Leave it to cool. When it is warm, divide the mixture into equal parts and make oval shaped dumpling. Grease your hands with a little oil to prevent the mixture from sticking to your hands.

Thinai Pidi Kozhukattai recipe

Arrange the prepared dumplings/ kozhukattai and steam cook for 15-20 minutes. You can use your idli cooker or steamer.

Serve hot millet kozhukattai with chutney, gothsu or sambar or your choice.

Thinai Pidi Kozhukattai

More Typical Tamil Brahmin Breakfast/Tiffin Recipes

Upma Kozhukattai and Brinjal Gothsu

Arisi Upma

Adai

Coconut Sevai

Lemon Sevai

Mor Kali      

Mani Kozhukattai 

Vella Dosai  (whole wheat jaggery dosa)

Pacharisi Idli 

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6 comments:

  1. Hello Padhu,

    We don't get readymade millet rava here. However we get certain millets (like Thinai , Solam etc.,). Any thoughts on how to make it from scratch ?

    Thanks

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    1. You can grind millet coarsely like rava and then sieve it. Use the rava to make upma and the millet flour - you can use it when grinding for millet dosa.

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  2. It's really good to use millets for these kind of recipes. ...

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  3. Can this be made with quinoa? If so does the quinoa have to be precooked? Thanks

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    1. I have not tried it yet,but you can do it.Yes it has to be pre cooked.

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