Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Cornmeal Dumplings Stir Fry/ Cornmeal Kozhukattai

Giving something healthy and at the same time nothing very heavy to my kiddo as evening snacks is a daily challenge for me. Store bought chips and other snacks are a big no no and I like to make something quick for her.

I usually make dumplings with rice ( ammini kozhukkatai) but this time I tried with cornmeal after seeing the recipe here. Instead of stir frying, these dumplings can be steamed and then seasoned for a more healthier version. 


Ingredients:

For Dumplings-

Water- 1 Cup
Oil- 2 tsp
Turmeric Powder- A pinch
Salt- 1/4 tsp
Fine Cornmeal- 1/2 Cup

For Seasoning-

Oil- 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds- 1/2 tsp
Split Black Gram- 1/2 tsp
Green Chilly- 1 (chopped)
 Dried Red Chilli- 1 (broken)
Curry Leaves- 6-8
Fresh Coconut Grated- 1tbsp

Procedure:

  • In a pan heat water and and add oil, turmeric powder and salt. Let the water boil.
  • Reduce the heat and add cornmeal into the water. Stir the mixture so that there are no lumps. 
  • Cook until all the water is absorbed. Switch off the gas and remove the mixture onto a plate.
  • Once the mixture is cool enough to handle, pinch out small portions out of the dough and make marble sized balls. Keep the balls aside in a plate.
  • Now heat oil in a wide frying pan and add mustard seeds. Once the mustard seeds splutter add in split black gram. When the gram turns little golden brown add in both green and red chilli and curry leaves. 
  • Now gently add in the cornmeal dumplings and cook in medium heat. Do not turn or toss the dumplings at this stage as they may break.
  • After 3-4 minutes gently toss the pan and let the dumplings cook again for 2-3 minutes.
  • Switch off the gas and season with fresh grated coconut.


35 comments:

  1. This osunds interesting and new to me...looks yum

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  2. Wow! this sounds very different.. Thanks for such an awesome recipe raji!

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  3. Hey, this looks good, like mini circular dhoklas or mini yellow-colored round idlis!
    Btw what's cornmeal? I've never cooked anything with it :-/
    Thanks!
    Nisha

    Spusht.blogspot.com

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  4. Delicious looking stir fry and mouthwatering presentation.

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  5. thats really wonderful. love the way you created this recipe. lovely colour.

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  6. Very healthy.. n innovative...
    Stunning click there...

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  7. Cute yellow dumplings.. very colourful.. Loved it..:)
    Reva

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  8. Lovely pics Raji and these dumplings look great.My boys aren't into savory snacks that much but this is worth a try!

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  9. These snapshots look gorgeous Raji!

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  10. Looking so cute and yummy,nice one Raji

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  11. Seriously i dont bother to grab and finish that whole bowl rite now,damn cute looking kozhukattais..

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  12. This is such a cool idea.. i bet we can make this with some other grains too like a multigrain dumpling to make them more nutritious and store just the dumplings to do a quick tempering to serve! love the pretty color!

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  13. Looks delish... Will try this out soon :)

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  14. sounds interesting n a guilt free snack too...looks inviting dear!!

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  15. What a wonderful dish! Love the color! I would love to try this out!

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  16. A very novel recipe to me. Great presentation.

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  17. yummy, this looks so good! I'm going to try this soon :)

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  18. too tempting Raji. I prefer the healthy steamed ones.

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  19. Thanks for your lovely comments girls.

    @Nisha- Cornmeal is ground maize or makkai ka aata as we call in hindi. I have used fine cornmeal.

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  20. Love the new look of u space.....this is something new to me...looks appetizing....

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  21. Ohhhh ok .. I see, thanks Raji!!! :)

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  22. too good innoatie dumpling sounds tasty

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  23. Interesting & mouthwatering dumplings!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  24. wow.. its nice idea..thxs for sharing...

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  25. Luks very inviting and delicious..Anything made with corn,I will luv it..

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  26. This is very new to me. BTW sounds healthy n tasty. Love it.

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  27. Wonderful innovation with the authentic recipe!

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  28. Lovely recipe idea. Great pic as usual

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  29. This's totally new to me--I should try it!

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  30. They really look cute but new thing to me. I am glad I came to your blog.

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