Preparation Time: 30 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Polenta- 1 cup
Salt- 1/2 tsp
For Spice Mix:
Urad dhal- 2 tbsp
Dried red chillies- 2
Chana dhal- 1/2 tbsp
Curry leaves- 5 leaves
Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
Urad dhal- 1 tsp
Dried red chilly- 2
Green chilly- 1 ( optional)
Curry leaves- 6 leaves or 1 stalk
Fresh grated coconut- 1/2 tbsp
Oil- 1/2 tbsp
Salt to taste
Boil 1 1/2 cups of water in a saucepan along with salt. When the water comes to boil, reduce the heat to medium, slowly add the polenta stirring continuously without any lumps. Stir until it forms like lump. Take it off from heat, let it cool down for 2 to 3 minutes.
Grease your palms with ghee or oil. Make tiny pearl shape balls using the polenta mixture. Place the tiny pearlshape balls in a steamer or idli plates and steam for 5 to 10 minutes.
Meanwhile make the spice mixture, start roasting the urad dhal, dried red chilly, chana dhal and curry leaves in a dry pan. Once the urad dhal colour changes to light brown in colour, take it off from heat and powder it in a blender without adding any water.
Next season the kozhukattai's:
Heat the oil in a kadai or pan, add the mustard seeds, when it starts spluttering add the urad dhal, curry leaves, dried chilly , coconut and green chilly. When the coconut and urad dhal colour changes, add the spice powder and mix well. Keep the heat in low add the kozhukattai's and gently stir to coat with all the spices. Add salt to taste. Serve warm as a breakfast or snack.
If you think making the tiny pearl shapes take too much time you can spread the polenta mixture in a square pan, cut them into tiny cubes. Then steam the cubes and follow the same procedure as above.
that phoeograph looks like a cover of a cookbook that i'd love to read -- what a fun recipe w/ one of my favorite ingredients -- polenta rocks!
Salams sis this looks good almost like hushpuppies :)
Very innovative and looks delicious!
i like the savoury version of kozhukattai....we make it sweet but this ones a must try
wow....very nice and different recipe. I haven't tasted it ever...but am sure wud love it !
Wow simply superb.. Can I have some?:)
Mani kozhukattai looks so awesome... Very delicious...!
Oh, they sound delicious...and they're totally irresistible...too cute ;)
The Mani Kozhukattai made with polenta looks delicious. As usual, your photographs are brilliant!
A nice recipe...Loved the preparation....
This looks very tasty dish with the seasoning. Nice snacks.
In fact it's breakfast time here and thank god I could visit your page (my service provider was not working for 2 days :-( )
This looks like an interesting recipe that I must try! Yum!
never tried anything with polenta.....but seeing ur recipes i think my next grocery list should include this............
We make kozhukottai with sweet coconut filling. Your savory version looks perfect and delicious. Photographs are lovely, again!
Looks different and a delicious treat...
I like this recipe...love that u made it with cornmeal....i think its a great appetizer
lovely looking cutie pies.thanks for sharing
Looks fantastic. Very interesting using Polenta.
looks healthy and delicious dear :)
I've never eat Indian food but this pearls look so good...and the photo is wonderful! It makes me hungry!
Very innovative & a delicious version of kozhukattai...
nice one dear
These look super cute. I like way you've used polenta in the recipe.
new n delicious recipe...
Very lovely.. innovatively made with polenta..a keeper recipe.
lovely, lovely, lovely....
Lovely pictures cook book cover like. I love this idea especially the cutting in cubes idea. Will try this.
wow looks so delicious
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Even this dumplings are time consuming i dont bother to make them,they looks soo cute..
New to me, dumplings looks awesome..nice recipe dear.
Kozhukattais look very pretty... Am yet to buy polenta and when I buy, I'll surely try all your recipes with polenta.. :-)
This will surely make a lovely snack. A treasured recipe to keep.
Looking so gorgeous. Yummy! I could enjoy a plateful :)
wow, wow, wow, they look soooooooooooooo tempting and amazing.
this is super new for me, how gorgeous they look!
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