Curry Leaf Flavored Ammini Kozhukattai Recipe with step by step pictures

Ammini Kozhukattai or Mani Kozhukattai are steamed and seasoned rice balls  It is usually made with rice flour but can also be made with  millet flours.

This is usually one of the dishes prepared for Lord Ganesha during the Chaturti festival but can also be made on other days and served as bite sized snacks.


If you are interested do check out the Barnyard millet based Ammini Kozukattai , Red rice four Kozhukattai and Undralu Payasam recipe.

So,around the Ganesh Chaturthi time, there were so many posts on social media showcasing the various dishes that are prepared for Neivedyam. I chanced upon Vidya’s Ammini Kozukattai varieties and fell in love with the curry leaf flavored one.

I was also planning to build a repertoire of dishes for Ganesh Chaturthi and I made quite a few varieties of Modaks / Kozhukattai recipes. But I never got around to post any of those during the festival season.

This month I have taken – Steamed dishes as the theme for Blogging Marathon #95 ,Week 1 and this post is for Day 1.

Curry Leaf Flavored Ammini Kozhukattai Recipe

Step by step method to prepare Curry Leaf Flavored Kozhukattai Recipe

Heat a pan with water,oil and salt. Let it come to a boil.

Curry Leaf Flavored Ammini Kozhukattai Recipe

Keep the rice flour ready in a bowl. Once the water comes to a rolling boil, slowly add the hot water to the rice flour and mix with a ladle.Leave it for a minute and knead well

Curry Leaf Flavored Ammini Kozhukattai Recipe

Add a little more hot water if needed. Once the dough comes together, add oil and knead to a smooth and lump free dough.Cover and keep aside for 10 minutes.

Curry Leaf Flavored Ammini Kozhukattai Recipe

Meanwhile heat a steamer with water. Pinch out small portions of the dough and make into balls. Place on the steamer plate and steam for 5-8 minutes.

Curry Leaf Flavored Ammini Kozhukattai Recipe

Heat oil in a pan and add mustard, cumin, broken urad dal, red chilies and curry leaves. Once the mustard pops and the dal turns brown, add the steamed ammini kozhukattai, curry leaves spice mix, a little salt. Give it a mix.

Curry Leaf Flavored Ammini Kozhukattai Recipe

Curry Leaf Flavored Ammini Kozhukattai is ready for Neivedhyam / to be served as a snack.Curry Leaf Flavored Ammini Kozhukattai Recipe

Note:

  • The quantity of water used to knead the dough will vary depending on the quality of the rice flour.
  • The same process can be followed with millet flour as well.
  • I used 1 cup of rice flour , divided it into 3 small portions and used it for 3 different recipes. If you use 1 cup rice flour dough as such you will have plenty of Ammini Kozhukatti!
  • I used homemade rice flour. You can use store bought one too.
  • Knead the dough when it is still warm.
  • If making in batches, keep the dough covered with a damp cloth.
  • Do not over steam the rice ball. They will tend to become chewy / tough if over steamed.
  • Use any recipe / store bought powder for the curry leaf spice mix .
5 from 3 votes
Curry leaf flavored Ammini Kozhukattai Recipe

A steamed rice ball dish flavored with a homemade curry leaf spice mix.

Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2 people
Author: PJ
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Processed Rice Flour
  • 2 teaspoons Oil, Divided
  • Salt to taste
  • Water to knead the dough
  • 1 teaspoon Oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon Broken urad dal
  • 1 number Red Chili Broken
  • A few Curry leaves
  • 2 teaspoon Curry leaves spice mix
  • Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat a pan with water,oil and salt. Let it come to a boil.

  2. Keep the rice flour ready in a bowl. Once the water comes to a rolling boil, slowly add the hot water to the rice flour and mix with a ladle.Leave it for a minute and knead well

  3. Add a little more hot water if needed. Once the dough comes together, add oil and knead to a smooth and lump free dough.Cover and keep aside for 10 minutes.

  4. Meanwhile heat a steamer with water. Pinch out small portions of the dough and make into balls. Place on the steamer plate and steam for 5-8 minutes.

  5. Heat oil in a pan and add mustard, cumin, broken urad dal, red chilies and curry leaves. Once the mustard pops and the dal turns brown, add the steamed ammini kozhukattai, curry leaves spice mix, a little salt. Give it a mix.

  6. Curry Leaf Flavored Ammini Kozhukattai is ready for Neivedhyam / to be served as a snack.

Recipe Notes
  • The quantity of water used to knead the dough will vary depending on the quality of the rice flour.
  • The same process can be followed with millet flour as well.
  • I used 1 cup of rice flour , divided it into 3 small portions and used it for 3 different recipes. If you use 1 cup rice flour dough as such you will have plenty of Ammini Kozhukatti!
  • I used homemade rice flour. You can use store bought one too.
  • Knead the dough when it is still warm.
  • If making in batches, keep the dough covered with a wet cloth.
  • Do not over steam the rice ball. They will tend to become chewy / tough if over steamed.
  • Use any recipe / store bought powder for the curry leaf spice mix .

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5 thoughts on “Curry Leaf Flavored Ammini Kozhukattai Recipe”

  1. Ultimate and super flavoursome rich ammini kozhukattais, seriously the addition of curry leaves makes this dish more interesting. Fantastic twist to the usual ammini kozhukattais.

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