Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Upma Kozhakattai


This is one of famous breakfast dishes in most of the iyer households. I got to eat this dish after so many years in my SIL's house. Her MIL taught me how to make them and got to have these heavenly dumplings for breakfast too. When the Japanese can have steamed dumplings, why can't we?
Ingredients:
2 cups long grain rice
1/4 cup shredded coconut (fresh or frozen)
4-5 dry red chillies
1 green chilli
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp asafoetida
1 tsp oil
a few curry leaves
Method:
Wash the rice well in several changes of water until the water runs clear. Spread it out to dry on a clean towel or dish cloth for a few hours or even overnight. Coarsely powder the rice in a blender or food processor. Work in batches till the rice resembles bread crumbs. Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan. When it is hot, add the asafoetida and mustard seeds. When the mustard seeds pop, add the dry red chillies. When they turn a dark golden brown, add the green chillies and curry leaves. Add 5 cups of water (ratio of rice to water is 2:2.5). When the water comes to a boil, add the salt and shredded coconut. Add the rice rava and stir well to mix. Cover and steam like for "upma" till the rice is cooked. It may still taste a bit raw at this point, but will be fine when it is steamed again. When the mixture is cool, form into small balls. Put the balls in a greased idli plate or in a chinese style steamer or even the steamer of a rice cooker and steam for 10 minutes. The balls will subtly change in color and texture and get a glossy shine. That indicates that they are well cooked. Serve hot with a dab of ghee on top. Serve with chutney of your choice.

29 comments:

  1. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  2. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  3. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  4. 以簡單的行為愉悅他人的心靈,勝過千人低頭禱告........................................

    ReplyDelete
  5. 目標是什麼不重要,目標能產生什麼樣的效果才重要........................................

    ReplyDelete
  6. good~ keep sharing with us, please....I will waiting your up date everyday!! Have a nice day........................................

    ReplyDelete
  7. 你可以從外表的美來評論一朵花或一隻蝴蝶,但你不能這樣來評論一個人........................................

    ReplyDelete
  8. 讚啦!!. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    ReplyDelete
  9. Circumstances are the rulers of the weak, instrument of the wise..........................

    ReplyDelete
  10. 向著星球長驅直進的人,反比踟躕在峽路上的人,更容易達到目的。..................................................

    ReplyDelete