Mom prepared this as a snack for me a few days ago. It is usually paired with a tangy gravy or pulikuzhambu.Here mom paired it with sundakkai vatral pulikuzhambu.It is a yum combo. This upma koxhkattai can also be had with a simple coconut chutney.Sharing her recipe here.
Rice -1 cup
Toor dal- a little less than 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Oil- 2 teaspoons
Mustard- 1 teaspoon
Urad dal- 1 teaspoon
Gram dal- 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves- a few
Green chillies- 2 cut and de-seeded
Asafetida powder- a pinch
- Soak the rice and dal in water for approximately 2 hours.
- Drain well and grind to a rice rava consistency[without adding water]
- Bring to boil 2 1/2 cups of water and slowly put in the ground rice-dal and salt.
- Mix well so that there are no lumps and the rice-dal absorbs the water and becomes fluffy.Remove from heat and keep aside.
- Next heat oil in a pan and put in the ingredients for seasoning.
- When the dal turns brown,puti n the cooked rice-dal and stir well. Cook on low flame till teh seasoning is mixed well into the rice-dal mixture.Remove from heat.
- When it is cool enough to handle make shape them into cylinders as seen in the pics.
- Place them on a greased steamer plate and steam for 15-20 minutes.
- The water used will vary with the quality of rice
- Grated coconut can alo be added to this dish in step 6
- I will post the vathakuzhambu recipe shortly.
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Earlier in this series of 'Postpartum Diet' that is a part of Blogging Marathon #13-
PostPartum period - An Introduction
Nutritional need in Postpartum Period
Nutrients / Foods That Help Fight Postpartum Depression
Manathakkali Vatral Podi
Postpartum Pathiya Podi
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