Thursday, October 18, 2012

Mini Wonder Ammini Kozhukattai With Tomato Chutney

Ammini Kozhukattai a variation of the telugu dish undrallu, it is a festive food which is prepared in southern part of India during Ganesh Chaturthi. It is a healthy option for breakfast as these rice balls are steamed and sauteed with minimum oil. And the tomato chutney/dip is the perfect accompaniment for these lovely cuties. So surprise your family ...


  • 1 cup rice flour(see the below note)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp salt

For tempering
  • 1 tsp urad dal / black gram lentil without skin
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cummin seeds
  • 1 tbsp grated coconut
  • a pinch of hing /asafoetida
  • 2 tsp oil
  • 1 spring of curry leaves


Boil water in a pan ,add salt and once the water starts boiling add the rice flour slowly and stir it continously till water n flour mix completly and form a big lump like dough.

Once the mixture is cool shift it to broad plate and knead it till it form lumpless smooth dough.Now apply oil to your palms take small portion of dough and form a small ball,repeat for the rest of the flour.Place all the balls in to steamer or idly stand and steam for 10 min .

Heat oil in a pan add urad dal ,mustard seeds,cummin seeds and once mustard seeds splutters add curry leaves and red chillies and stir once and then add the steamed balls and mix properly ,then add coconut stir nicely and tranfer it to serving bowl


Preparing the Rice flour
Soak the rice for one hour and drain the water completely. Spread on a dry cloth for 10 minutes then make a fine powder in a mixie. Sieve it and use if for the dough.

For Tomato Chutney

tomato chutney dip sauce


  • 250 gms Tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 tbsp urad dal / black gram lentil without skin
  • 4 red chillies
  • 1 tsp jeera/cummin seds
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • pinch of fenugreek seeds
  • pinch sugar
  • little tamarind
  • 2 tsp oil
  • salt to taste
For tempering
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 red chilli
  • pinch of hing/asafoetida
  • 1 spring curry leaves

Wash the tomatoes and chop it into medium size chucks.Keep aside.

Heat 1 tsp oil in a pan, add urad dal, cummin , mustard and fenugreek seeds. Once cummin seeds starts to splutter add red chillies and saute if for a min. Transfer it then to a plate.

Once it cools grind to a fine powder.

In the same pan add 1 tsp of oil and the choped tomatoes and fry for 4-5 minutes or until it becomes soft. Then switch off the flame.

Once it cools add the tomatoes to the above grinded powder with tamarind,salt,sugar and grind to a fine paste.

Transfer it to a serving bowl.

Prepare the tempering with 1 tsp oil in a pan.Add mustard seeds,hing. Once it splutter add the red chillies and curry leaves and saute it for 1/2 min and immediately pour it over the chutney. Enjoy this yummy chutney with ammini kozhukattai


Satyapaul Bangar said...

tempting delicious

Subhashini said...

bookmarked it for my daughter's even snack

Rev said...

brilliant pics! I so very much miss my mom now! I am gonna ask her to make this for me & pa when I am home this Diwali.

Anonymous said...

it is very new for me......looks so cute and delicious...

Priya said...

Wish i get a plate of my fav cute balls aka ammini kozhukattais rite now.Drooling here.

DivyaGCP said...

Cute Kozhukattais.. Makes an awesome combo with tomato chutney.. Yum!!

radha said...

A traditional dish that you are serving with a mini fork and a dip.. how contemporary! Lovely !

VineelaSiva said...

Wow satya the rice balls looks very yummy.Love it.

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious combo meal. Love that cute little kozhukattai and chutney.

Beena.stephy said...

Looks delicious and cute

Reva said...

That looks awesome.. kozhukattai with chutney is a lovely combination..:))

Priya Satheesh said...

Awesome Pics and lovely combination!!!

Jay said...

nice presentation...absolutely inviting satya..:)
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KRUPA said...

I just posted ammini kozhukattai... Dipping it in chutney also sounds good ;-) Nice clicks. Satya :-)

Akila said...

Wow beautiful clicks naive ur cute kozhukkattai... When by get time do drop at my place Satya...

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Vimitha Anand said...

cute lil balls n tangy dip.. nice combo

Hari Chandana P said...

Woww.. looks super tempting and delicious.. thanks for sharing Satya garu.. Yummyyyyy :)
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Bhamathy said...

Nice one.. I too do this sometime. I like the small balls. perfect.

ANU said...

wow awesome recipe and beautiful clicks
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Authentic & supercutee ones!
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Arti said...

Wonderful presentation! The balls are cute and with the chutney, its looking so tempting. :)

Cream Centre in Chennai said...

really i heard new name the "Ammini kolukattai" is this south indian specially Tamil nadu dish???


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