ody Kara kolukattai

Kara kolukattai

This is my brother's favorite dish.My amma used to make this often .This will be default dish when my brother visit hometown. We make this dish during vinayagar chadurthi festival . We make sweet kolukattai and spicy kolukattai , but without adding onion .

Ingredients :

Raw rice - 1 cup
Idli rice - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1 big
Green chilli - 4 no
Curry leaves - 4 stem
Coriander leaves - 3 stem
Channa dhal - 2 tbsp
Mustard - 1 tbsp
salt - as per taste


*Grind both rice together with enough salt.The consistency should be slightly thick but not like idli batter and not watery.
*Chop onion and green chilli into pieces.
*Chop coriander and curry leaves.

In thick heavy bottom pan or non stick pan,add oil.When it is slightly hot,add mustard. Once mustard started to splatter, add channa dhal and curry leaves. Fry for awhile. Channa dhal should become crunchy. Now add onion and coriander leaves. Fry till onion get cooked. Now pour the rice batter slowly. Keep the stove flame medium while pouring. Using a spatulla,slowly stir it ,till it become hard and starts to cook.The batter will stick to the bottom of the pan,no problem.slowly stir it for 3 to 4 min. It is not necessary that it should be cooked fully ,as we are going to steam it. Once cooked,switch off the flame and transfer to a bowl.Take small portion of the dough and make it into cylindrical shape and place it into a plate.Once all are done.Take a idli pan or idli cooker and place slowly the kollukattai in idli thattu . Once placed ,close the idli pan lid and stem for 10 minutes. After 10 mintes, take a skewer or any sharp object and poke kollukattai. when removing the skewer from kollukattai,it should come out easily without any batter attached to skewer. Now Kollukattai is ready.

Note :
 *This dish go well with coconut chutney and raw onion chutney.
*This dish need patience because we need to stir it without taking hand,else lumps will be formed .
* When you feel difficulty to make shapes,wipe your hand with water and make shapes.


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