Ammini kozhukattai steamed rice balls

Ammini kozhukattai is a south indian dish which can be served as a snack or along with lunch as an accompaniment. This is a spicy dish made usually during Ganesha Chaturthi.The round white balls of rice flours are steamed and immersed in a seasoning with condiments and fresh grated coconut.

I discovered this quiet late, and since then been doing it regularly.

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ammini kozhukattai

Ingredients :

  • rice flour 2 cups
  • salt to taste
  • cumin 1/2 tsp
  • water
  • oil
  • urad dal 1tsp
  • dry red chilli 2
  • mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
  • asafoetida a pinch
  • fresh grated coconut 1/2 cup
  • curry leaves a few

Method :

  • Take the rice flour and dry roast for a few seconds. Do it on a low flame, lest it gets burnt. There is no need of the colour to change. Allow to cool.
  • Add salt and cumin, mix well with hands. Add a little quantity of water and knead it to a hard dough.
  • Smear oil and keep it aside for fifteen minutes.
  • Make small balls of the dough.
  • Take a pan and pour water in it. Keep the balls in a wide bowl and steam it for fifteen minutes.
  • In a kadai, make the seasoning with asafoetida,mustard, urad dal.curry leaves and red chilli
  • Add the steamed dumplings and give a stir.
  • Garnish with fresh grated coconut.
  • Ammini kozhukattai is ready. Serve it as a offering to Lord Ganesh,
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ammini kozhukattai

To make it gluten free, avoid using asafoetida.


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  1. Poornima says:

    Those rice balls look delicious.. Never tried any kind of kozhukattai, these look simple, will try this one soon.

Ammini kozhukattai steamed rice balls