Friday, 6 September 2019

Ulundhu Kozhukattai/Urud Dal Kozhukattai/Urad dal Modakam/Uppu Kozhukattai/Kara Kozhukattai


Hello friends,

Today, I am going to share the most commonly prepared savory version of Kozhukattai for Vinayaka Chathurthi – Ulundhu Kzohukattai. Kozhukattai’s are special offering made for lord Ganesha. They are dumplings made with rice flour, either with sweet or savory stuffing. I have already posted Sweet modakama withkadalaiparuppu & jaggery poornam, sweet modakam with coconut & jaggerypoornam, Paal kozhukattai with vellam, Sweet Pidi kozhukattai, easy uppuurundai, Ammini Kozhukattai, Samai Uppu Kozhukattai and many other special VinayagaChathurthi  recipes.  please check out the links for the recipes. Do try out this Ulundhu Kozhukattai and post your comments here.

Here’s how to make Ulundhu Kozhukattai with step by step photos…



Ingredients

Urad dal/Ullutham Paruppu
¼ cup
Toor dal/Thuvaram Paruppu
1 tsp
Green Chilli
2
Ginger/Inji
1 inch piece
Cumin Seeds/Jeeragam
1 tsp
Coconut
2 tbsp [Optional]
Salt
As needed
Asafoetida/Prungayam
One big pinch
Gingelly Oil/Nallaennai
1 tsp
Mustard Seeds/Kadugu
¼ tsp
Turmeric Powder
One generous pinch
Curry Leaves/Karuvepillai
5-6 [finely chopped]

For Outer Cover
1 cup
Gingelly Oil/Sesame Oil
1 ½ tsp
Salt
As needed
Water
1 cup [ if needed add little more]
Preparation Time: 40 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 25
Author: Priya Anandakumar

Method

Wash and soak the urad dal and thoor dal together for about 1 hour. Adding thoor dal is to avoid the stickiness of the urad dal.


After 1 hour, drain the water completely. Add the dals, green chillies, ginger, cumin seeds, little salt and grind it to coarse paste.



Make it into small patties and steam cook them in  idli cooker for about 12 minutes.

Open the idli cooker and let the cool completely.

Then crumble the patties well until there are no lumps or you can pulse it in the mixer and keep it aside.

Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan, splutter mustard seeds and the add curry leaves, asafoetida/perungayam  and fry for 10 seconds.


Now add the crumbled steamed cooked lentils, turmeric powder to the seasoning and sauté for a few minutes until well combined.


Add the grated coconut, give a good stir and switch off the stove.

Allow the cool, cover and keep it aside.

Preparing the outer cover of the Kozhukattai

Heat water, salt and sesame oil together in a pan. When the water comes to rolling boil, switch off the stove. Add the rice flour and stir continuously. Make sure no lumps are formed and the flour gathers to smooth dough.




I have used homemade Rice Flour/Arisi Maavu, you can use either home made rice flour or idiyappam flour or rice flour bought from shop.

Allow the dough to cool down for about 2-3 minutes. Grease your hand with oil and knead the dough to make smooth dough.


Keep it covered with damp cloth until you start to make the kozhukattais.


When you are ready to make kozhukattais, grease your hands with oil and make small lemon sized balls with the dough.

Making Kozhukattais

Method 1:

Take one lemon sized ball and make a small cup out of it as shown in the photo.



Place one tsp of pooranam into this and carefully seal the edges to make modakam or into a ball.

Method 2:

Wash banana leaf, spread a drop of oil, keep one lemon sized ball on the leaf.


Cover with another leaf, and press with adhirasam kattai or with a flat plate as shown in photo.



Remove the leaf, place the urad dal pooranam on one half as shown in the photo.


Next fold the banana leaf into half, in such a way that the kozhukattai is closed and press the edges with the help of the leaf itself. You will see the beautiful design of banana leaf on the dough.

Now either seal the edges with finger or with fork as shown in the photo.


Repeat the same procedure for the rest of the dough.

Steam them in idli cooker in a greased idli plate for about 10 minutes, you will see the shiny texture of the kozhukattais once they are done. Switch off the stove and let it cool.


After 3-5 minutes, transfer them to a bowl. Ulludhu kozhukattai is ready for neivedhyam.


Yummy and delicious Ullundhu Kozhukattai/Ullundhu Kaara Kozhukattai is ready to be enjoyed.

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