Thursday, February 23, 2012

Steamed Corn-Rawa Dumplings | Upma Kozhukattai

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I bought a pack of corn rava long back thinking of experimenting various varieties with it and it was almost ignored for a couple of months.It caught my attention when it was nearing its expiry date and thought of making something simple with it.I initially thought of making upma with it,but I was not sure whether I would like the taste of corn in upma and so took a easy route of combining regular rava and corn rava to subside the dominating flavor of corn.
Then the idea of making steamed dumplings (and the Tamilians call it Kozhukattai) with it seemed more interesting for me and proceeded with rice rava instead of regular rava and followed the same process for kozhukattai with my addition of corn rava to it. Though I made upma kozhukattai before(to be precise just once) during my initial days of blogging,hubby was not fond of eating it and hence never attempted to prepare it again.I gave myself an excuse to use the corn rava and prepared it only for me and was pretty much happy with the result.Even I am not a fan of such steamed kind of rava dumplings but it tasted good when paired with the chutney.
Corn-Rawa Dumplings | Upma Kozhukattai Recipe:
(serves 2)

1 cup Rice rava
1/3 cup Corn rava
1/4 cup fresh/frozen Peas
1/4 cup grated fresh Coconut
4-5 Green chillies,finely chopped
a sprig of Curry leaves,finely chopped
Salt to taste

for Tadka:
1 tbsp Chana dal
1 tsp Urad dal
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1 tbsp Oil
  • Slightly roast rice rava and corn rava until a nice aroma comes out of it and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan and crackle mustard seeds and cumin seeds.
  • Add chana dal and urad dal and fry them well until red.
  • Add finely chopped green chillies and curry leaves and fry well.
  • Add green peas and fry for a couple of minutes.
  • Add 2 1/2 cups of water to it and let it come to a boil.
  • Add grated fresh coconut and salt to it and also add corn and rice rava mixture and mix well until no lumps are formed.
  • Cover it and cook on medium flame for 4-5 minutes until the mixture is cooked well.
  • Remove the covered plate and let the mixture come to a room temperature.
  • Apply oil to your right palm and start making oblong balls(as shown in photos) and place them on a greased idli plate(steam plate).
  • Steam the oblong balls for 10-12 mins in a steamer or in cooker(without whistle).
Serve them hot with coconut chutney or any other chutney or milagai podi.

  1. Addition of green peas is optional or you can add other finely chopped vegetables like carrots,beans and fresh corn.
  2. You can replace corn rava with toor dal rava.To make toor dal rava,just grind toor dal to a rava consistency.Follow the same procedure.
  3. You can even replace green chillies with bits of red chillies and ground pepper.
  4. If you want to make regular kozhukattai,just avoid adding corn rava to it.


Suma Gandlur said...

Looks appetizing.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Nice use of corn rawa...Dumplings look yummy..

Indrani said...

Never heard of corn rava, dumplings look appetizing..nice recipe

Aps Kitchen said...

This is a lovely version prathy yummy

FewMinute Wonders said...

Corn rava! that is interesting ingredient. It just made me think that I had made me them in many years.

Vimitha Durai said...

Never tried this with corn rava. Will try it soon..
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Preeti Kashyap said...

I simply loved the recipe. This is os new to me....bookmarked!

Sangeetha Nambi said...

New to me !

Anonymous said...

Very yummy snacks..

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Gayathri NG said...

Looks delicious, my mom use to prepare dumplings with different ingredients...

Ambreen (Simply Sweet n Savory) said...

Sounds great, looks really good! So yummy :)

Archana said...

Looks absolutely delicious. Will search for corn rava now.

Niloufer Riyaz said...

interesting combo. Delicious!!

Faseela said...

yummy kozhukkattai.....

Anonymous said...

Looks delicious and yummy. Nice clicks.

Ramya said...

That looks soo cute :-) Never tried to make kozhukattai with Corn:-) Bookmarked!

Raks said...

Sounds unique with corn in the upma kozhukattai! Wonderful recipe

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks healthy and delicious prathy :)

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

This is quite interesting and tempting too

Suja Manoj said...

Sounds interesting..dumplings looks super delicious.

Sobha Shyam said...

lovely recipe, dumplings look delicious..a different one..

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Unknown said...

looks delicious!....perfect breakfast with chutney!

Usha said...

Interesting recipe! When I saw the tile, I thought you would add corn to the dumpling batter. Looks delicious!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

yummy dumplings...

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said...

this happens to be one of my fav breakfast dishes. looks yummy.. at first i thought amybe u have added sweet corn, but after reading i realized its corn rawa! i have never used corn rawa before.. gotta try this combination :) said... spicy and yummy.....looks awesome

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Sensible Vegetarian said...

Lovely version of upma kozhukattai, looks so good.

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

another delicious recipe...looks very appetizing..;)
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Christy Gerald said...

Prathy,this luks fabulous with corn added. I did try it with Left-over upuma ,without corn, 2-3 times but never turned out this yumm.

Nupur said...

very unique to me.. amazing concept , i am keen to try very soon

cookbookjaleela said...

nice click, kokkattai looks very tempting

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