Ammini Kozhukattai ~ Vinayaka Chavithi Recipes
Ammini Kozhukattai ~ a savory rice flour based dish that is popular in Tamil Nadu is a special festival dish prepared for Vinayaka Chavithi. Steamed marble sized rice flour balls are tossed in a tempering of spices which include asafoetida and aromatic curry leaves. In Andhra, it goes by the name Undrallu Guggillu or Talimpu Undrallu similar to Talimpu Senagalu. Usually, left over undrallu rice flour dough is used to prepare this kara aka savory style dish. I must mention that shaping the dough into small sized balls is a time consuming process. But definitely worth the effort.
These are best prepared with home made rice flour which yields a soft kozhukattai. Often store bought flour yields tough rice flour balls on steaming. They make for a low fat evening snack or a light meal. Just mix some spicy karam podi or idli milagai podi over the hot Ammini Kozhukattai, toss well and eat when warm. Highly addictive, I tell you. 🙂 Vegans can omit ghee and use oil.