Red rice is usually eaten unhulled or partially hulled and has a red husk, rather than the more common brown. Red rice has a nutty flavor. Compared to polished rice, it has a higher nutritional value of rice eaten with the germ intact.
Kozhukkattai made out of healthy red rice will be soft and melts in our mouth. We call it as, “Pidi” Kozhukkattai because we catch to hold the mixture to get its shape. Delicious red rice kozhukkattai can be served with Red chili or Tomato chutney.
Moong dal partially boiled-1/4 cup
To season :
Mustard seed-1 tsp
Urad dal-1 tbsp
Channa dal-1 tbsp
Cumin seed-1/4 tsp
Curry leaves-2 twigs
Method to prepare:
In a pan dry roast red rice flour for 2 to 3 minutes, collect and keep it ready.
Heat pan with oil and temper the ‘To season’ ingredients.
Add curry leaves, water and add salt and allow to boil.
Now add red rice flour and stir it constantly.
When the mixture becomes thick add partially boiled moong dal and grated coconut, mix all together well in medium flame.
Switch off the stove, allow it to room temperature.
Grease your hands, take a small amount of kozhukkattai mixture and hold it in your palm to get finger shape.
Boil water in Idly pan to steam the Kozhukkattai.
Steam cook kozhukkattai 10 to 15 minutes.
Delicious soft red rice Kozhukkattai is ready.