Sunday, December 4, 2011

Savoury Kozhukattai with Kadalaparippu/Chana Dal filling

Wishing all of you a great week ahead !! I had some leftover cooked chana dal and thought of making a snack out of it. So I decided to make some kozhukattais or steamed rice dumplings with chana dal filling. I wanted to prepare the sweet version, but I realized that one of the main ingredient, jaggery wasn't there. So I made the savoury kozhukattais which came out really delicious. These make a perfect snack and tastes best when served warm. I have posted another quick version of Savoury Kozhukattais with no filling, which could be made as a breakfast too. The kozhukattais can be made using wheat flour as well. Please view those recipes here: Sweet and Spicy Wheat Kozhukattai,  Wheat Kozhukattai (Jaggery version)







What you need?

1 cup Rice flour
1 cup cooked Chana Dal (should be firm and not mushy)
1/2 cup Coconut
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
3-4 Curry Leaves chopped
2-3 Green chillies chopped
A pinch Asafoetida
1 1/4 cup Water
Salt
Oil



How to prepare?

Pulse the cooked chana dal  few times in a blender so as to get a coarse paste.

Heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds. Add curry leaves, green chillies and asafoetida. Saute for a minute and add this tempering to the chana dal mixture. Add salt, coconut to this and combine everything well. Now the filling is ready.

Boil water in a pan. Add a little salt and few drops of oil to the boiling water. Mix well and reduce the flame. Add the rice flour and keep on stirring until it forms a thick dough. Remove from flame and keep aside. 

When its warm enough to handle, knead the dough by greasing your hands with oil. Now make small lemon size balls out of it. Make flat circles with it using hand.Grease your hands in between so that flour won't be sticky. Keep some filling inside and make shapes as you desire.

Steam them in an idly cooker for about 10 minutes.



Serve warm.





33 Tasty Comments:

Sowmya said...

Innovative, healthy and awesome kozhukattai...love it!

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Aruna Manikandan said...

looks delicious :)

Chandrani said...

It looks awesome...

Sharmilee! :) said...

I luv your filling idea...yummy

Ann said...

Wow - these look delicious! I have never had dumplings with coconut in them - sweet or savory, but I'm willing to try anything that looks this yummy!

Ganga Sreekanth said...

Nice one dear..thanks for sharing

Priya said...

Even i love very much savoury kozhukattais than the sweet one,lovely stuffing.

Kaveri said...

Yummy kozhukattais Sobha...Love them.

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Biny Anoop said...

wow nice to snack on and on

Reva said...

Yummy yummy kozhukattais..:) Love the savory filling..:)
Reva

faseela said...

super dear

Deeksha said...

Looks delicious. Nice recipe. Bookmarking.

Anisha said...

Couldn't imagine savoury kozhukattai, very innovative. The shape reminds me of Gujia...

Lizy said...

is this like dumplings? never heard of this before..

Tina said...

Cute and delicious..

Nandini said...

Superb kozhukattais! The filling is great and yum!

Christy Gerald said...

Luv it Yumm and super delish snack.

PrathibhaSreejith said...

yummy Kozhukkattai with cute shapes :)

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Very yummy ones lovely filling

Sushma Mallya said...

lovely recipe looks delicious!

vineetha said...

Nice way to use leftover chanas..Liked the shapes !!

ANU said...

yum yum...luv it!


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Julie said...

lovely unique filling..looks perfect for savory tasters!!
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soujanya said...

looks sooo yumm!!

divya said...

looks soo tempting and delicious...

Amina Khaleel said...

delicious... nice idea..

Babli said...

Unique and innovative recipe. Looks yummy, tempting and very healthy.

Priya (elaichii) said...

My mouth is watering looking at them !

Prathibha said...

very delicious kozhukottai

Uma said...

Your kolukattai making me drool sobha. Pass me the entire platter.

Archana said...

Hey wow these are delicoius

Square Meals said...

Looking good :-)

Miri said...

I love savory over sweet anyday - so these will make a great snack!

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