Upma Kozhukattai, usually it's made with idli rava or broken rice ( semolina ), but we can do it with broken wheat ( godhumai rava or even with millet semolina too ). The first time I made it with broken wheat, I think I made it with a very coarse variety, so it was difficult to shape the kozhukattais. This is an easy recipe, we make the basic upma, then let it cool a little, shape the kozhukattais and steam them. The kozhukattais taste delicious by themselves or we can serve them with some coconut chutney or peanut chutney or even some pickle..
Need To Have
- Broken Wheat/Godhumai Rava ( fine variety ) - 1 cup
- Tuvar Dal/Split Pigeon Peas - 1 tablespoon
- Grated Coconut - 2 to 3 tablespoons
- Green Chilly - 1 chopped
- Curry Leaves - 10
- Urad Dal/Husked Black Gram - 1 tablespoon
- Mustard Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
- Asafoetida - 1/4 teaspoon
- Salt to taste
Break the tuvar dal coarsely in a blender.
Heat some oil, add the urad dal and mustard seeds, when it starts spluttering and the urad dal starts turning golden, add the green chilly, curry leaves and asafoetida, mix for a minute, then add the godhumai rava and tuvar dal and saute it for a minute or two.
Add about 21/2 cups of water and salt, bring it to a boil, cover and cook on reduced heat till the rava is cooked and the water is all gone. Add the grated coconut and mix it in, now the upma is ready. Let the upma to cool a little, then make small lemon sized balls and keep. Then steam it for 10 to 15 minutes on a greased idli plate. Remove, let it cool a little and serve with the chutney of your choice.
Use fine quality rava.
Grease your hands a little and make the balls.