Pidi Kolukattai/ Kozhukattai can be made as sweet or savoury . Today I made spicy kollukattai. Very simple recipe, stomach friendly …so we can make it as evening snack also.
- Rice flour – 1 cup
- Water – 1 ½ cups
- Grated coconut - 3 tbsp
- Salt to taste
- Oil – 1 tbsp
- Mustard – 1 tsp
- Green chillies (finely chopped) – 2 Nos.
- Curry leaves (finely chopped) – 2 tbsp
- Asafoetida – a pinch
For preparing rice flour, check with "How to prepare kolukattai flour?"
In a large bowl, add rice flour, coconut and salt .Pour oil in a kadai and season with the items given under seasoning. Transfer these seasonings to the rice flour and mix well. In the mean time, bring water to rolling boil. Add this boiled water to the rice flour slowly and mix it with the flour quickly using a whisk or laddle. Stop adding water when the dough has reached the required consistency. Allow it to cool. Mix it evenly by hand . Then apply oil on hand, make a ball out of this dough, flatten and press it with fingers to make “Pidi Kolukattai”. Steam these kolukattais for about 10 minutes or when the Kolukattais reach glossy texture. Switch off and Spicy Pidi Kozhukattai is ready for Nivedhyam!
Be very careful while adding water to the flour because water quantity will vary depending on the quality of rice used for making flour.