Thursday, November 20, 2014

Khara Modaka/Spicy Kollakattai/Spicy Rice dumpling



This modaka is very simple and without any filling .It can be served as breakfast along with coconut chutney.It also tastes good with sugar and chutney powder together .





Ingredients:
2 cups of Sona Masuri Rice 
3/4 cup of fresh grated coconut
salt
4-5 green chilies (adjust according to your level of spiciness)
1 tbsp of grated coriander leaves (optional)

For Seasoning:
1 tsp of urad dal 
1 tsp of channa dal
1 tsp of mustard seeds
2-3 dry red chilies slit into smaller pieces
10-12 curry leaves
1 tsp of oil

How to Prepare?
  • Dry roast the rice in a pan in a low flame until it turns light golden color and keep it aside.
  • After it cools down , add coconut , salt , 2 -3 cups of water and grind everything into a coarse paste . keep the mixture little watery .
  • Add chopped green chilies on top of it and keep it aside .
  •   Now In a large heavy thick bottomed kadai or cooking vessel prepare the seasoning in a traditional south Indian cooking style (ingredients mentioned above) . After the mustard seeds pops out , Pour the mixture on top of it and keep the flame in medium . Keep stirring it continuously and make sure that it will not get burnt at the bottom. 
  •  When it turns into a consistency of upma switch off the flame .Other way of checking is .... pinch out small portion of it and if you can make laddu out of it you are done .

  •  Now wet your palm with clean water, take out small portion and make laddu shape / proper modaka shape or any shape as you like . I have shown here three basic shapes.



 

  • Now steam these modakas for about 15-20 mins . You can either use pressure cooker or steamer for steaming .
  • Serve hot and enjoy !!

Note:  you can skip dry roasting the rice and directly grind it  that's how my mom in law prepares kollakattai . This gives little different taste to modaka and of course its very tasty .