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Monday, September 26, 2011

Aval Kozhukattai (Flattened Rice Dumplings)

Rather than the usual aval upma I thought of trying something different. It really came out well and it saved my dinner preparation time. Its also healthy. For more info on Aval

Ingredients:Aval Kozhukattai (Flattened Rice Dumplings)
Aval ravai 1 cup
Water 2 cups
To Splatter:
Oil 1 tbsp.
Mustard seeds 1/4 tsp.
Urud dhal 1/4 tsp.
Channa dhal 1/4 tsp.
Curry leaves Few
Onion 1/4 cup
Green chilies 2
  1. Grind regular aval (flattened rice)  in the blender until it turns to coarse aval ravai. Measure and take one cup of the coarse aval ravai.
  2. Cut onions into smaller pieces and split green chilies.
  3. Heat the oil in a kadai (or wok) and add mustard seeds, when it splatters add urud dhal and channa dal. As the  color changes, add curry leaves, onion, and green chilies. Fry until onions turn translucent. Now add water and allow it to boil.
  4. Then add salt and aval ravai, mix well until the moisture is evaporated and cooked. Remove from fire and allow it to cool.
  5. Heat a steamer. Make small balls from the cooked aval ravai. Place inside your palm to convert to cylindrical shaped dumplings and place it in a steamer. Allow it to steam for 10 to 15 minutes.
  6. Remove and serve hot with chutney or pickles.

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    Flavors of South India


  1. Thank you for this lovely entry.

  2. this is a fun layout.. the kozhukattai look great. i've never tasted these.. so these definitely go in my to try list!

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    Richa @ Hobby And More Food Blog