This is another very traditional, simple and easy south indian breakfast recipe.
1 cup Rice flour
Salt as per taste
2&1/2 tbsp oil
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon urad dal
1 tablespoon Bengal gram-channa dal
Some curry leaves chopped
A pinch asaefotida
1 dried red chilli
Heat oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal and bengal gram dal, when dal turns golden brown, add red chilli, hing and curry leaves.
Add 1 1/4 cup of water and salt needed (the quantity of water will vary from 1 cup to 1 1/2 cup for 1 cup of rice flour, depending on the quality of rice).
When water starts boiling, lower the flame, add the rice flour with one hand and keep stirring continously with the other hand to prevent formation of lumps.
Cover the lid n cook for 3 to 5 minutes on low flame. Remove from heat and transfer to a plate.
When it is warm, make oval shapes, keep it in your palm, close and press it to give the shape. This is the reason, it is called pidi Kozhukattai. Pidi in Tamil language means "to hold".
Now arrange all the prepared pidi kozhukattais in a greased idli mold and steam cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until done.
You r done. Serve this hot with coconut chutney
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