Ammini Kozhukattai Recipe / Kara Ammini Kozhukattai Recipe

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My son is a fan of ammini kozhukattai. Apart from making it during festival times, it has become a staple lunch box item. I make the balls and the masala powder the previous night itself. I steam the balls in the morning and just toss it with the masala, just in time to be packed for the lunch box. We call it the “mini” kozhukattai’s. Here is how to do ammini kozhukattai.

First we will make a masala powder. Dry roast the dried red chillies, sesame seeds, urad dal and chana dal on a low flame till the lentils are golden. Do not fry lentils on a high flame. They tend to burn fast. Once the lentils are nicely browned, remove from heat and set aside to cool.

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Once its cool, add in a little fresh coconut and grind in a mixie to make it into a coarse powder. Set aside.

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A Note on the rice flour used:
The dough for this is the same like that of Idiyappam. I use plain rice flour for this recipe. Generally, Idiyappam and kozhukattai is made with puttu flour / Idiyappam rice flour that’s available in the market. Many a time, I find the store bought puttu flour / Idiyappam rice flour to be rancid. So I adapted this method where I roast the plain rice flour and make Idiyappam or kozhukattai. Also, rice flour is easily available everywhere.

NOTE: I use a pressure cooker for this recipe as its fast and also retains the heat for a longer period of time. If you do not have a pressure cooker, you can try in a kettle or a pan with a lid. I love the 3 liter pressure cooker in the kitchen. It’s a multi tasker that I use throughout the day.

Take a pan and add in a cup of flour to the pan. Roast the flour on medium flame until the flour is very hot to the touch. It will also start to slightly change colour at the bottom. If its kind of becoming yellow here and there, the flour is roasted. Remove and set aside. Take a pressure cooker and add in 1.5 cups of water, a teaspoon of oil and half a teaspoon of salt. Cover and cook for one whistle. Remove the pressure manually. Hot water is ready!

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Immediately add in the roasted rice flour and mix well to combine. Cover the cooker, put the whistle on and let it rest for 15 minutes. Remember the stove is off. We are just resting the dough covered.

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We will make small dumpling balls now. Find a comfortable place where you can sit and enjoy making your balls. Some music or Teevee is recommended. Lets get the ammini kozhukattai project rolling!

After 15 minutes, open the cooker and mix the dough. The dough will be very hot. Now is the time to get your asbestos hands that can handle the hot dough. Its gonna be hot. But you can handle it. Get your bat-man-hot-man lady out! Wet your fingers once in a while to cool off. Make small balls out of the dough. Smaller the balls, the better, as they cook evenly. Use your palm to roll the dough into small balls the size of marbles. If the palms are sticky, wash it off and start again. Messy palms will give you messy dumpling balls.

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Once the balls are rolled, transfer the balls to idli plates. Bring a pan with an inch of water to a boil. Place the idli plates with the balls and steam for 15 minutes  covering the pan with a lid. Switch off and rest for 10 minutes to cool. It will be easier to handle once the dumpling balls cool a little.

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Now is the time to put everything together.

Heat a pan with a tablespoon of sesame oil. Add in the mustard seeds and curry leaves. Let the mustard seeds pop. Add in the cooked dumpling balls and the masala powder. Toss for a minute to coat.

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Ammini Kozhukattai is ready.

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Ammini Kozhukattai Recipe / Kara Ammini Kozhukattai Recipe

Recipe for ammini kozhukattai recipe. Spicy ammini kozhukattai – Tamil style recipe made with rice flour. Spicy rice dumplings.

  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x

Ingredients

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For the Lentil Masala

  • 1 teaspoon white sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal
  • 2 teaspoon chana dal
  • 2 dried red chillies
  • 2 teaspoon fresh shredded coconut

For the Dough

  • 1 Cup Plain Rice Flour
  • 1.5 Cups Water
  • 1 Teaspoon Vegetable Oil
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt

For tempering

  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves

Instructions

  1. Dry roast the dried red chillies, sesame seeds, urad dal and chana dal on a low flame till the lentils are golden. Remove from heat and set aside to cool. Once its cool, add in a little fresh coconut and grind in in a mixie to make it into a coarse powder. Set aside.
  2. Take a pan and add in a cup of flour to the pan. Roast the flour on medium flame until the flour is very hot to the touch. Remove and set aside.
  3. Take a pressure cooker and add in 1.5 cups of water, a teaspoon of oil and half a teaspoon of salt. Cover and cook for one whistle. Remove the pressure manually. Hot water is ready!
  4. Immediately add in the roasted rice flour and mix well to combine. Cover the cooker, put the whistle on and let it rest for 15 minutes. Remember the stove is off. We are just resting the dough covered. Rest for 15 minutes.
  5. After 15 minutes, open the cooker and mix the dough. The dough will be very hot. Make small balls out of the dough.
  6. Once the balls are rolled, transfer the balls to idli plates. Bring a pan with an inch of water to a boil. Place the idli plates with the balls and steam for 15 minutes covering the pan with a lid. Switch off and rest for 10 minutes to cool.
  7. Heat a pan with a tablespoon of sesame oil. Add in the mustard seeds and curry leaves. Let the mustard seeds pop. Add in the cooked dumpling balls and the masala powder. Toss for a minute to coat.
  8. Ammini Kozhukattai is ready!
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Dumplings
  • Cuisine: Tamilnadu

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9 thoughts on “Ammini Kozhukattai Recipe / Kara Ammini Kozhukattai Recipe”

  1. Tried this recipe today, loved it except for the fact that it was little spicy for us, next time I will go with 2 red chillies, the rice balls were very soft and irresistible, thank you Ma’am for adding a new dish to our breakfast menu.






  2. Ramya Subramanian

    I am a big follower of all ur recipes…

    I tried this..We all liked the taste but ball became hard…How to make it soft..

  3. Hi Kannamma

    You blog is quite interesting and motivates me to try every recepie on your blog. just tried this recipe and chettinad mushroom biriyani. Both came out very well. It was awesome and all my family members liked it. I love the real time images of your cooking which is perfectly helpful for me to follw. Thanks you sooooooo much.

    Happy cooking






  4. “Bat man hot man”loved the recipe. But not sure if I can mix the powder for my daughter. Maybe keep it in a side ?. Will give it a try.






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