Thursday, June 25, 2009

Upma Kozhakattai/Steamed Rice dumplings

Upma Kozhakkatai is another traditional Tamil Brahmin Recipe.It can be had  for breakfast or dinner.The best thing about this recipe is, it consumes very less oil and it is steamed.
Brinjal Gothsu is usually served as a side dish.

Ingredients for Upma Kozhakkatai:

Broken Raw rice - 1 cup

Grated coconut - 1/4 cup

Channa dal - 2tsp

Split Urad dal - 1 tsp

Dry red chillies - 3

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Asafoetida - a pinch

Curry leaves - a sprig

Water - 2 cups

Oil - 2tbsp


Heat oil in a pan.When it is hot add the mustard seeds.When they splutter add the channa dal,urad dal and asafoetida.When the dal is brown add the broken red chillies and curry leaves.
Add 2 cups of water and required amount of salt.
When the water starts boiling,add the broken raw rice.Keep on stirring on low flame till it becomes like a mass.Turn off the heat.
Spread it on a plate and allow it to cool.
Then make small oblong shaped balls.Arrange them on a greased idli plate and steam them for 15 minutes.
Kozhakkattais are ready.

Ingredients for Simple Brinjal Gothsu:

There are soo many recipes for Brinjal Gothsu.Here Iam giving a very simple,easy to make shortcut Gothsu.

Eggplant/Brinjal - 5(Tomatoes can also be substituted for Brinjal.In that case reduce the quantity of tamarind by half)

Onion - 1 Big

Green chillies - 2

Tamarind - size of a marble

Mustard seeds - 1 tsp

Jeera - 1 tsp

Split urad dal - 1tsp

Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp

Curry leaves - a sprig

Oil - 3 tbsp


Chop brinjal into small cubes.Soak the tamarind in water and extract a cup.

Heat oil in a pan.When it is hot add the mustard seeds.When they splutter add the jeera and urad dal.

When they are slightly brown,add finely chopped onions and curry leaves.Then add turmeric powder.When the onions are translucent,add the chopped eggplant.Saute till the eggplant is  cooked and becomes little bit mushy.

Add the required amount of salt.Then add the tamarind extract and allow them to boil for about 5 minutes.

Serve with Kozhakkatais.


Pavithra said...

feeling hungry seeing this..i have never made this tasted in friends place..

Ramya said...

Thanx pavithra!!Try it out and let me know

Vrinda said...

Never heard of this kozhakkattai before..i lov upma so i am sure i will lov this kozhakkattai,thanx for sharing Ramya...

kittymatti said...

My favourite!!! Kathrika gothsu combination vera...super machi, kalaku...I like it with thengai thogayal too.
The kozhakattais look really good Ramya!!

Ramya said...

Thanx Kittymatti..Ur comments really encourage me!!

Anonymous said...

Yummy! Looks so delicious, I maybe will try this for tomorrow brekkie! I make a very similar recipe, but I start with whole rice and soak and grind it into a batter. You can see pictures on my blog, if interested:

Anonymous said...

This was amazing. My wife has gone for vacation and i had to take care of my 8 year old daughter. I was looking for new recipes in the internet and landed up here.

I tried the upma kozhakkattai and the kothsu. It turned out to be amazing. My daughter even took photos and enjoyed the food.

When i shared it with my friend, he said 'I cannot imagine that sitting in Nigeria I am getting this food'

Great work

nisha said...

Loved all your recipes under tambram section.