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Wednesday, September 3, 2008


Today is Ganesh Chathurthi and I really dint intent to cook anything special until this afternoon, then some kinda nostalgia crept in and I was desperate to have Kollakattai, I was quick enough and started making it... It isnt really tough or difficult to make but the procedure might seem a little long though...

1. Soak 1 1/2 cups of par boiled Rice for a coupla hours.
2. Grind the Rice to a coarse paste by adding little Water, if its gonna be too fine a paste the kollakattai's will become hard.
3. In a Wok heat 4-5 tbsps of Cooking Oil , add Mustard Seeds and let it splutter.
4. Add the Channa Dhal, let it cook for a while then add the chopped Onions and Green Chillies.
5. I like to add broken Red Chillies too, add Salt and check for taste.
6. Now pour the Rice paste and mix it thoroughly, this is done to bring the dough to a consistency so its easy to roll balls.
7. Roll the dough into oval shaped structures. This is shape will cook well. Place them on the idly plate in a cooker and cook for 15-20 minutes.

Serve with: Coriander Chutney or Coconut Chutney

To check if the Kollakattais are al dente stick a knief, if it slides out well without sticking then its all good to go... It was wonderful to have Kollakattai after quite a long time...


nirupamasundar said...

The best thing is to use rice flour .Just roast them for 10 mts in medium heat. They are easy to prepare and i believe that on a puja day people normally do not use onions. Am i correct

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Yeah Nirupama, thats very easy but I kinda dont store rice flour I make them from the scratch and usually we make it with Onions... Definitely try without
Onions... Thanks for dropping by...

SathyaSridhar said...

Wooow,,,,i like kaara kozhukkatais before marriage my mom use to cook the same one for me,,,it really reminding my mom's kozhukkatai.looks delicious Ramya.thanks for sharing.

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