Sunday, May 18, 2014

மக்காச் சோளம் காய்கறி பிடிக் கொழுக்கட்டை / Corn Rava Vegetable Pidi Kozhakattai

As the name says this pidi kozhakattai is made out of corn rava.It can be tried with normal rava, cracked wheat rava and other types of millet rava
It is a very simple, tasty and healthy tiffin that can be enjoyed by all

You can find similar recipe using cracked wheat rava and dhals Steamed Usili Balls in the given link
Also look out for Thinai Arisi Maavu Pidi Kozhukattai

Part 1 - Dry Roasting
  • Corn Rava - 1 cup
Part 2 - Seasoning
  • Oil - 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Urad dhall and Channa dhall - 1/2 teaspoon each
  • Curry leaves - little
  • Ginger - little
  • Green chillies - 2 or 3 (finely chopped)
Part 3 - Vegetables (all minced / very finely chopped)
  • Onion - 1 no:
  • Capsicum -1 no:
  • Carrot - 1 or 2 (depending upon the size)
  • Potato - 1 no:
  • Peas - handful
  • Coriander leaves - little
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Salt - 1 teaspoon
Step 1 - Dry roasting
  • Take corn rava in a kadai and dry roast it in a medium flame till the raw smell goes and keep it aside
Step 2 - Seasoning
  • In the same kadai heat oil and season with the ingredients mentioned under "Part 2 - Seasoning"

Step 3 - Sauteing Vegetables
  • Then add onions and saute till it becomes golden brown
  • Also saute capsicum pieces.But make sure it remains crunchy
  • Then add carrot, potato and peas.Just swirl it once

Step 4 - Dough Preparation
  • Pour water and add salt.Let it boil.Put chopped coriander leaves also while boiling
  • When it starts boiling switch off the stove and sprinkle dry roasted corn rava slowly
  • Now switch on the stove and give a quick stir so that it forms a thick dough as seen in the picture below.Cool the dough

Step 5 - Pidi Kozhakkatai
  • Grease your palm with oil and make small balls out of the dough
  • Arrange these balls in a greased idli plate
  • Steam it in a idli cooker for 7- 10 minutes in a medium flame and keep it in simmer flame for 5 minutes.Switch off the stove.Keep it closed for 10 minutes and then open it

Corn Rava Vegetable Pidi Kozhakattai is ready.Serve with any chutney of your choice