DRUMSTICK CURRY LEAVES KOZHUKKATTAI/STEAMED RICE BALLS

DRUMSTICK CURRY LEAVES KOZHUKKATTAI/STEAMED RICE BALLS

Ingredients

  • Brown rice / kaikuthal arisi 1 cups
  • Toovar dhal 100 gms
  • Tender drumstick leaves / murungai ilai 100 gms
  • Curry leaves / kariveppilai 100 gms
  • Coconut oil 1 tsp
  • Gingelly oil 1 tsp
  • Channa Dal/bengal gram 2 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida 1/4 tsp
  • Small onions 6 nos
  • Red chillies 5 nos
  • Grated coconut 4 tbsp
  • Tomatoes 4 nos
  • Curry leaves 50 gms
  • Garlic cloves (optional) 4 nos

Directions

Grind the small onions, tomatoes, garlic, curry leaves, coconut grated, by adding some water to a smooth paste and keep aside.  The above ground paste should be of 3 cups measure to boil the brown  rice thuvar dhal powder

Wash the brown rice well, drain the water completely and spread over a cloth.

Wash and soak toovar dal for half an hour.

Wash the drumstick leaves and curry leaves well  drain it and keep it aside.

Drain the water, spread over a cloth and powder into rava form in a blender or in a mixer.

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and when it crackles add Bengal gram, , asafoetida and saute till it turns golden brown. 

Then add the ground tomato paste mixture which is of 3 cups measure.

Add required salt and bring it to boil. 

When it starts boiling add the washed and drained drumstick leaves and curry leaves.

Add  coarsely powdered brown rice thuvar  dal rawa mixture.

Stir continuously from the bottom without any lumps.

When all the water is absorbed cook for few more minutes at a lower flame .

Remove from fire and allow it to cool for sometime .

Make oval sized balls and steam for fifteen minutes .

Yummy healthy iron rich drumstick curry  leaves / murungai ilai  karuveppilai kozhukkattais are ready to serve.

Serve hot with sambar or chutney .

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