Wednesday, June 4, 2014

திணை அரிசி மாவு பிடிக் கொழுக்கட்டை / Thinai Arisi Maavu Pidi Kozhukattai / Foaxtail Millet Flour Pidi Kozhukattai

Usually pidi kozhukattai is made out of raw rice flour.But for a change I tried it with thinai maavu and it turned out well
Its highly rich in fiber, protein, calcium and other minerals.Its good for diabetes too
It goes well with any chutney
While giving it it to children coat it with ghee and serve
Look out for a similar recipe using corn rava and vegetables in Corn Rava Vegetable Pidikozhukattai


Ingredients
Part 1 - Dry Roasting
  • Thinai maavu / Foxtail millet flour - 2 cups
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 - Others
  • Water - 2 cups
  • Salt - 1 1/2 teaspoons
  • Coconut pieces - little
  • Coriander leaves - little
Method
Step 1 - Dry roasting
  • Take thinai maavu in a kadai and dry roast it in a simmer flame
  • There will be a slight change in colour and the flour will be just hot to touch.Do not dry roast too much
Step 2 - Seasoning
  • In the same kadai heat oil and season with the ingredients mentioned under "Part 2 - Seasoning"
Step 3 - Dough
  • 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 thinai maavu slowly 
  • Add coconut pieces and stir the dough quickly
  • Let it cool to room temperature
Step 4 - Pidi Kozhakkatai
  • Put a small stand in a kadai pour water to immerse the stand.Boil it
  • Meanwhile coat your palm with oil and make small cylindrical shaped out of the dough.Place it in a greased pan / vessel
  • Transfer this vessel into preheated kadai .Close it with a lid and steam for 12 minutes
  • Alternatively you can steam cook in idly cooker also
  • Switch off the stove and open the lid after 5 minutes.The kozhukattais will have glossy finish as seen in the image below

Thinnai Arisi Maavu Pidi Kozhukattais are ready.Serve with tangy Raw Mango Chutney or any other chutney of your choice