Friday, March 3, 2017

Samba Godhumai Rava Kozhukattai-Broken Wheat Upma Pidi Kozhukattai Recipe

Instead of making upma kozhukattai always with rice rava, you can try it with cracked wheat rava (samba godhumai ravai in Tamil and dalia in Hindi). It is equally delicious. It is easy to make and more healthy also. I am sure you will love it. It can be had for breakfast or for dinner. Today we will learn how to make samba godhumai pidi kozhukatti following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Samba Godhumai Rava Kozhukattai-Wheat Rava Kolukatai

Broken Wheat Upma Pidi Kozhukattai Recipe

Broken Wheat Upma Pidi Kozhukattai Recipe

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 20-25 small kozhukatais
 Recipe Category
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Broken wheat - 1 1/4 cup
   Tur dal - 3 tbsp
   Coconut - 1/3 cup grated
   Carrot - 1 small grated (optional)
   Water - 3 3/4 cup
   Salt needed

   For the Seasoning

   Oil - 2 tbsp
   Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
   Urad dal - 2 tsp
   Bengal gram dal (Chana dal) - 2 tsp
   Hing/asafoetida - a generous pinch
   Red Chillies - 2-3
   Curry leaves - a sprig


Dry roast cracked wheat (samba godhumai rava) until hot to touch.

Soak tur dal in hot water for half and hour. Drain the water and grind it coarsely without adding water.


Heat oil in a pan, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal, chana dal (kadalai paruppu), hing, red chillies and curry leaves.

When dal turns golden brown, add the ground tur dal.

Saute for a 2-3 minutes on low heat and then add grated coconut and carrot.

Saute for few seconds, add water and salt needed. (taste the water to check for salt, if the water is slightly salt, it will be perfect once the upma is done).

When water starts boiling, reduce the heat and add cracked wheat rava gradually with one hand and stir continuously with your other hand to prevent formation of lumps.

Cook covered stirring at regular intervals until all the water evaporates.

Broken Wheat Upma Pidi Kozhukattai

Leave it to cool. Once it is warm, divide the mixture equally and make ball out of it. You can dip your hands slightly in water when shaping balls to prevent it from sticking to your hands.

Broken Wheat Upma Pidi Kozhukattai Recipe

Steam cook the balls for 10 minutes in a steamer or you can even use the pressure cooker for steaming but without weight.

Once done, remove from the steamer. Enjoy it with hotel sambar or kathirikkai gothsu or sutta kathirikkai gothsu .

Note - Water measurement changes according to the quality of rava. I used slightly coarse rava. For that I used 3 cups of water for 1 cup of cracked wheat. If it is fine, you can use 2 1/2 cups of water for 1 cup of wheat rava. You have to find out by trial and error. You can use any cup measurement for this but use the same cup for measuring all the ingredients. 

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  1. This is awesome, very healthy and yummy snack. Thanks for sharing :)

  2. Samba godhuma rava which i use is brownish. But yours looks yellow.

    1. Yes, different brand is different. This is Mother's samba godhumai.

  3. Followed the instructions as is. Came out very well. Thanks for the clear instructions.


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