Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Billa Kudumulu / Rice Rava Tikkis & Onion Chutney and my 100th post..!!

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Hurray....!!!!!
I have finally reached a small milestone in my blogging world...yes this is my 100th post.Before I proceed to the recipe I would like to thank all my blogger friends for their tremendous support by visiting my blog regularly and writing those lovely words. Thanks a lot girls,without your support I would not have reached my milestone so easily.Thanks a tonne..:)

As it is my 100th post I thought of posting something which is not familiar with many of you guys. This is a typical traditional food which is prepared only in few house holds of Andhra and Karnataka,so many people might not be aware of this dish.This is a all time favorite breakfast made at our place and especially my brother likes it so much that my mom makes this atleast once every fortnight.Even though the recipe sounds so simple,the preparation is bit time consuming in making the billakudumulu/tikkis and frying them,but the outcome is all worth the effort you had put in that.Do give a try once,you will definitely like it.


Ingredients:

1 cup Rice Rava /Akki tari/Biyyapu rava
3 cups Water

2 tsp oil

Salt to taste



Method:
  • Slightly roast rice rava until you could smell the aroma of it.Cool it completely.You can even fry it and keep it in advance and store it in airtight containers.
  • Bring the water to a boil and add salt and oil to it,Once it starts boiling add roasted rice rava to it and keep on stirring until it gets cooked and forms a lump.
  • Now turn off the flame.Let the mixture cool for a while(not completely) until you can handle the mixture with your hand.
  • Grease your hands with little oil and take some mixture and make it into a smooth round and flatten to 1/2 inch thickness like a round or oval patties and give a nice shape pressing at the edges.Do follow the same procedure to prepare the remaining ones.
  • Now on a heavy tawa pour 3tbsp of oil(on a medium flame)and place the prepared tikki's on it and shallow fry both sides on medium flame applying oil on both sides until golden brown and crisp.This is bit time consuming as it takes more time to get browned on both sides on low flame.so please be patient at this part.This should be roasted in such a way that when you try to tear a place it should split into two parts.
Serve it hot with Onion Chutney or Coconut Chutney.

But in our house,Onion chutney and Billa kudumulu are like made for each other combo.

Note:
  1. To prepare Rice rawa: Clean and Soak the rice for some time and drain it completely and spread over a cloth so that it will drain off excess water.Coarsely grind the pound mixture in a mixer and then sieve it(do it in whipper mode).Use the rawa which is in sieve and the flour that it is sieved can be used for dosa's or regular rice flour.
  2. Rice rawa can also be prepared directly by grinding it in the mixer in whipper mode and sieve it.
  3. Instead of 1 cup rawa,add 3/4 th cup of rawa and 1/4th cup of coarsely ground toor dal(generally they will be ground together in 3-rice:1-toor dal ratio).Even this tastes very yummy and different in taste than the regular one.They turn little yellowish in colour because of the addition of toor dal.
  4. You can add soaked chana dal(approx - 3-4tsp) and grated fresh coconut- 2tsp to the boiling water along with rice rawa.
  5. These Tikki's(Billakudulumu) can be even steamed like how we do for Idli's for healthier version,but the roasted version will be more tastier than the steamed one's.


Onion Chutney:

Ingredients:
3 big onions,sliced
6-8 red chillies
1/4 cup grated dry coconut
1 tbsp tamarind pulp
1 tsp grated jaggery(optional)
salt to taste
2-3 tbsp oil

for tadka:
1 tsp mustard seeds
a sprig curry leaves
1 tsp ghee


Method:
  • Grind red chillies,grated dry coconut,jaggery and salt to a coarse powder.
  • Add sliced onions and tamarind pulp to it and pulse it in whipper mode.The mixture should be slightly chunky with onion bites.
  • In a kadai heat oil and add ground mixture and fry for 8-10 mins until brown and starts leaving the edges.
  • Heat ghee in a tadka pan crackle mustard seeds and add curry leaves and fry for a minute.Add the tadka to the onion chutney and mix.
Serve it with Billa kudumulu.

Notes:
  • This stays good for 3-4 days when stored in refrigerator.
  • This taster better with billa kudumulu, rice flour rotti/akki rotti and chapathy.
  • For a Vegan version use oil instead of ghee for tempering.
I am sending this entry for "WYF:Light Meal"-event hosted by EC.

73 comments:

Shri said...

Congrats Prathibha on your 100th post!!I have heard from my grandmom abt Billa kudumulu but never ventured to make.They look very pretty and delicious ofcourse!

Tina said...

Congrats on your 100th post. This looks so cute and perfect shape.

Sushma Mallya said...

Congraz on ur 100th post...i have never heard of this dish before but surely would love to try this as it absolutely looks mouth watering...lovely click of chutney as well

chakhlere said...

Congrats dear for achieving milestone. Its a big achievement!!

Tikkis look absolutely gorgeous! I never knew about this ...Its a sure must try!!

prasu said...

Congrats on ur 100th post dear.......nice kudumulu and chutney....presentation is so good.

chakhlere said...

can i use idly rava for it? i don't have rice rava :(

Sharmila said...

Congrats Pratibha on completing 100 posts! :-)
Those tikkis look too good ... and the chutney too. One question .. what is rice rava? Is it rice flour? Is there any other name for it? Thanks. :-)

Pari said...

Hi Prathy. Congrats on crossing the 100th milestone. The Kudumulu looks very cute and well made. The method of preparation is quite similar to what we call making 'Ukad' in Maharashtra. Will love to try the recipe.

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

Congrats on your 100th post dear and wishes for many many more to come. The dish looks awesome and very beautiful presentation with a lovely click.

Priyanka Navis said...

Congrats Prathiba.Awesome & tempting click

Preeti Kashyap said...

lovely pic! new version of chutney. Shd try it sometimes.

Preeti Kashyap said...

congrats on ur 100th post!

DEESHA said...

hey, congrats girl .. this dish is very new to me & it looks soo good .. BTW rice rava is akki tari right?

Anncoo said...

Congratulation on your 100th post:D
I really don't know what rice rava is. But at the first look, I thought this is deep fried potato..and 2nd look ~ deep fried hard boiled egg....very funny, isn't it. Must come here more often and learn from you.

Varunavi said...

Congrats prathiba for completion of 100th post,all the best.

This is really new to me, never heard of billa kudumulu,looks lovely

Loved all the snaps :)

Nithya said...

Congrats on your milestone dear :)

Lovely tempting dish too :) I have an entirely different dish called billa kudumulu too :)

Priya said...

Congrats Gal, This dish is really new to me..looks fantastic dear...feel like having rite now those gorgeous billa kudumulu..

K said...

Congrats on the milestone! Loved both the recipes and the pics are just too good!

Gulmohar said...

Congrats Prathy !!! Kududmulu is a new dish for me :-)

Shama Nagarajan said...

congrats dear...lovely delights....please do participate in my first cooked event....check my blog for details

Ashwini said...

congratulations on your 100th post. Your Billa Kudumulu looks yummy.

chakhlere said...

Woow!! Thanks for your quick response and thanks for giving the recipe of rice rava. Will make it now. you are great!!!

Nandini said...

Congrats on ya milestone! Droolz! I love the rice tikki and onion chutney! Perfect for snacks time!

Rohini said...

Hearty Congrats Prathy!!
Never heard of this dish, although rice rava upma is common in our household! Will try this along with onion chutney for sure!
Keep rocking gal! :)

Sree vidya said...

yummy dear
The pic looks great.
Congrats on the milestone.
Way to go!

rekhas kitchen said...

ohh congrats on your 100th post dear billa kudumu lu looks delicious and onion chutney ummmmmmm mouthwaterin. very tempting combination.

Simran said...

Congratulations! Look forward to many more centuries on your lovely blog.

And you are right; I've never heard of this dish.

munchcrunchandsuch said...

oh congratulations and celebrations! 100 posts huh? awesome.and the recipe- totally totally new..bookmarking it

Padma said...

Congrats on your 100th post Prathibha.... Nice kudumula with chutney... lovely clicks and presentation :)

Cham said...

What a catchy name for this snack! Congrats on ur milestone!

Malar Gandhi said...

Very interesting recipe...love the combo, looks fantastic...

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Congrats on reaching your milestone dear!!

And indeed this rava tiki is new to me!! I love the first picture!

n33ma said...

Congrats,looking fwd to more delightful recipes from u.I just loved the onion chutney and the tikki is so new to me.wonderful combo.

Sush said...

we do it somewhat similar.., but it is called akki tari idli. We give the shape & steam cook it again. This version of shallow frying looks cool. will try shallow frying next time.
Now for the major achievement.., my hearty congratulations to you Prathibha. We are waiting for many more 100's like this :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

A great recipe for a grand milestone... The click is awesome. The dish looks great and must be a treasure...

forkbootsandapalette said...

congrats on the milestone...btw the recipes are wonderful...WILL try them out....

sowmya.s said...

nice recipe..looks yumm.

kittymatti said...

bedautiful presentation! congrats!

Valarmathi said...

Wow Prathiba that looks awesome and gorgeous. Yummy chutney in a cute bowl. Very well presented. Nice click.
Congrats on your 100th post.

Sanghi said...

Mmm nice recipe.. Congrats on the 100th post dear.. wish you many more miles of blogging!!

Roma said...

Hearty Congratulations! May you reach hundreds more...

Suma Rajesh said...

congrates pratibha...ur platter looks soo attractive and tempting too

Renu said...

congratulations on your 100th post !!!
please collect your award from my blog

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow...congrats dear on hitting milestone post...keep rocking....

Coming to the recipe...very new to me...as my mixie is under repair and running out of breakfast idea...this saves me i think...will try this soon....love that fiery onion chutney....nice bowl too...

Happy cook said...

Congragulations on your century post and tikkies look beautiful.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Congrats on your 100 th post dear. Nice recipe. will try it soon. Wish u & ur family a happy diwali.

Vrinda said...

Congrats on ur 100th post dear..rava tikki looks awesome,lov anything made with rava and nice decor...

jeyashrisuresh said...

congrats on ur 100th post.and the tikki is new to me. and the chutney too looks tempting.

Mythreyi Dilip said...

My hearty congratulations on ur 100th post dear, wish u many more to come!

Tiki and onion chutney looks great dear, should be a great combo. Excellent clicks!

Happy diwali to you and your family dear Prathy, may this diwali light up your life with prosperity and lots of happiness!!!

priya said...

Hi dear,

Please collect ur award frm my blog!

Sangeetha Subhash said...

Congrats on your 100th post.
Tnx for stopping by kothiyavunu
& for the nice comments.
u have a fabulous space here!
Really amazing presentation!!!
Rice tiki and onion chutney Looks fabulous and amazing!!xllnt click!!!

Wish u & ur family happy diwali.

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Congrats dear. Nice and yummy way to celebrate it.

LG said...

Billa kudumulu look yummy! This is one of my favorite breakfast. With Onion chutney and hot hot kududmulu..slurrp!

Spice said...

Congrats....tikkis looks tasty.

Uma said...

Congrats on the century Prathy!! Wishing your blog many more such centuries!! Billa kudumulu look so temping. A very happy Diwali to you and your family!!

my kitchen said...

Congrats dear,Yummy chutney & tikkis.
Happy Diwali to u & ur family

my kitchen said...

Congrats dear,Yummy chutney & tikkis.
Happy Diwali to u & ur family

Jyoti said...

Nice n yummy! Thanks for visiting my space. You have a great collection of recipes. Congrats on your 100th post!!!

Yasmeen said...

Congrats! those look very pretty :D

Vidya Rao said...

Wow..thats an acheivement!100th post..congrats and happy diwali!

rekhas kitchen said...

HAPPY DEEPAVALI TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY DEAR..

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

congrads on your 100th post dear...this looks absolute yumm, especially the second snap... :) happy diwali to you and your family.. :)

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

where you in bombay?? im in pune dear..im following you from today.... :)

Varunavi said...

Happy diwali prathiba

Sowjanya said...

love those pics. congrats on your 100th post prathy. My mom's attayya makes this althought I have'nt attempted this at home myself. Thanks for bringing back the dish to all of us.

AnuSriram said...

Looks like a wonderful combo, as you said... Congrats on ur 100th post! Keep rocking!!

Nags said...

this is a very interesting snack. bookmarked! and congrats on your 100th :)

SriLekha said...

congrats on the century prathiba! lovely pics!

Kanchan said...

Congrats on your 100th post dear !
And what a lovely new dish to celebrate !
Hope you had a fun filled Diwali !

EC said...

Congrats for completing 100 posts...The tikki looks so cute .will try it soon.thanks for participating

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sudhabk said...

Congratzz..great recipie even..sounds good ..

Amu said...

Congrats And this is one of our favourite breakfast at my home tooo.....

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