Undali / Ammani Kozhukattai By Prabhakar Subramanian


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Undali / Ammani Kozhukattai

It is a steamed rice dumpling and makes for a great snack
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Cooking Time

45 Minutes

Meal Type


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  • Rice flour – 2 Cup
  • Water – 4 Cups
  • Urad Dal – ½ cup
  • Red chillies – 3 nos
  • Salt
  • Oil
  • Mustard Seeds for tempering
  • Curry leaves


  1. 1

    Soak the Urad dal in water for about 30 minutes.
  2. 2

    Transfer the soaked urad dal to a mixie and grind to a paste along with red chillies and salt as required. A pinch of hing (asafoetidis recommended.
  3. 3

    In a heavy bottomed vessel pour 4 cups of water and bring it to boil.
  4. 4

    Add half a spoon of oil and a pinch of salt. Add the rice flour to boiling water and keep stirring it till it forms a dough all the while ensuring there are no lumps.
  5. 5

    Allow the dough to cool a bit. Once you are able to handle the heat, grease your hands and knead the dough evenly and start making mini balls of dough.
  6. 6

    In a pressure cooker grease a vessel and steam cook the mini dough balls (don’t use weight and cook to a whistle).
  7. 7

    Now take frying pan and temper the mustard seeds with some curry leaves and some oil.
  8. 8

    Transfer the urad dal batter and add two spoons of oil.
  9. 9

    Ensure that the mixture is cooked by stir frying them.
  10. 10

    Lastly transfer the steamed dough balls into the urad dal mix and stir fry them for a couple of minutes.
  11. 11

    Serve it warm. Makes a great snack.

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