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.
Soak tur dal for 15 minutes in hot water. Drain the water and grind it to a coarse paste and keep it aside.
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.
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.
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.
Arrange the prepared dumplings/ kozhukattai and steam cook for 15-20 minutes. You can use your idli cooker or steamer.
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