Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Upma Kozhukattai (Rice Balls)


  • 1 cup raw rice

  • For thaduka
  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds, urad dhal, channa dhal

  • 2 red chillies

  • One sprig of curry leaves

  • Oil


  1. Wash the rice, drain it in a colander and spread it out to dry for an hour or two.  It is alright if it is a little bit wet.

  2. Grind the rice into a very coarse mixture. Put it through a sieve. Use the coarse rice (the one that is on top) for this upma.

  3. In a heavy bottom pan pour oil and add mustard seeds. Once the mustard seeds starts spluttering add urad dhal, channa dhal, red chillies and curry leaves.

  4. Now pour 2 cups of water to the same pan. Add salt and the coarse rice to the water. Mix it for about 5 minutes. The mixture should be thick enough to roll it into balls.

  5. Wait for it to cool down. Now roll the upma into small balls. Steam these balls in idli plates. It should be done in 5 minutes.
Serve it hot with chutney or Sambar. This is a quick and easy tiffin.


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