Kara Ammini Kozhukattai or Mini Kozhukattai or Mani Kozhukattai is a healthy and lite snack made with rice flour. This Ammini Kozhukattai is familiar in TamilNadu and try this kozhukattai for Ganesh Chathurthi.
Take a large bowl, add rice flourwith salt. Boil water in a vessel until the bubble appears. Pour water little by little to the rice flour.
Mix with the laddle, once slightly cooled, knead with your hand till soft and smooth. Also cover the dough with damp cloth to avoid dryness. Now grease your hand with little oil and start rolling the dough into small balls.
Grease an idli plate with oil and place all the balls carefully. Steam it for 8 to 10 minutes. In a pan dry roast channa dal, urad dal and red chilli to a golden brown.
Cool down and grind it in a mixer to a coarse powder. Heat oil in a pan, and temper with all the ingredients given in the table 'To Temper'.
Add the grinded spice powder and give a quick stir. Now add the steamed balls, grated coconut and mix well.Kara Ammini Kozhukattai is ready.
Tips for Mini Kozhukattai
1. I used store bought rice flour, brand name is Organic Tattva. Homemade rice flour can also be used. 2. Use gingelly oil for this recipe, which gives an unique taste to the Kara Ammini Kozhukattai. 3. Make only small sized balls, so that the spice powder will be absorbed and coated well in the kozhukattai. 4. Don't steam the kozhukattai for more than 8 to 10 minutes or else it will become hard and rubbery. 5. For simple version, skip roast and grinding the spices. Use idly milagai podi and go ahead with the recipe.