Upma Kozhukattai

Upma Kozhukattai

Upma Kozhukkattai:

Kaara Kozhukattai. Savory Modhak

When you don’t have rice-mill here…its easy to fix this type of Kozhukatai(modhak). Although I hate the fact of soaking and grinding rice….I happend to fix this one day! Well….before I even tried this…I was not sure of….how its going to turn up! I heard this recipe from my Mylapore Aunty Radhai! Oh….she is a great cook in the family! To my surprise….it turned okay!


Raw Rice 1 cup
Chana-Urad dal 4 spoons
Mustard seeds few
Ginger 2″ grated
Curry leaves few
Chilies few chopped
Onion 1 chopped
Cilantro leaves few
Cashewnuts few
Oil few spoons.


Soak rice for couple of hours and coarsely wet-grind …using the same water(which you used for soaking). Make sure batter is heavy and tuff!

In a wok, heat oil. Add mustard,asafoetida, chan-urad dal, cashews, chilies, ginger and onion. Fry real good.

Now add wet-ground rice batter and add salt. Fry over low heat. Add cilantro too.

Wait till its moisture evaporates. When the rice is kind of getting cooked…remove from heat.

Wet your palms in cold water and smear with oil. Make these dough into modhak shapes.

Steam them for about 10-12 minutes.

Enjoy as evenning snack or dinner!


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