Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Idly Ravai kozhakattai

This is my MIL's recipe. She made it one evening as a surprise for my husband. We all loved the taste. The best part is that these balls can be eaten as a snack or main course with any chutney, idli molakai (chilli) powder or even just plain curd!
1. Idli Ravai - 1 cup
2. Mustard seeds
3. Curry leaves
4. Ginger(optional)
5. Urad dhal
6. Asafoetida powder
7. Salt to taste
8. Pepper seeds (optional)
9. Cashew (optional)

Method de preparation
1. Heat oil in a pan and add the asafoetida powder
2. Splutter the mustard seeds in the oil.
3. Add urad dhal, curry leaves and grated ginger
4. Add 1 cup water (the same measure as that of idli ravai) and let the soup boil with some salt
5. Add the idli rava slowly and keep turning the mix as you add the idli ravai. It should come to a consistency where you can make small balls (not too watery, not too dry either)
6. Once the mix cools a little, make small balls of the mix
7. Steam the balls (like you would do idli)

Bon App!

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