Everyone must be familiar with a famous snack pidi kozhukattai, which is prepared using rice flour and my today's recipe is the healthiest version of pidi kozhukattai. I have used gluten free wheat flour to make it diet friendly but the same can also be prepared using wheat flour. Easy to prepare and perfect evening or mid - morning snack while dieting, which goes delicious with Roasted gram chutney or any spicy chutney. The onions and chillies are sauteed and combined with the gluten free wheat flour to form a dough and then, shaped into dumplings with a finger impression on top and steamed till it gets a glossy texture.
1 Cup Gluten Free Wheat Flour
1/4 Cup Water + 2 Tbsp Hot water
1 Big Onion, finely chopped
2 Green chillies, finely chopped
Few Curry leaves, finely chopped
1 Tbsp Ginger, Finely chopped
Salt to taste
2 Tsp Olive oil
1/2 Tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 Tsp Jeera / Cumin seeds
1 Tbsp Channa dal
Heat oil in a non stick pan and add mustard seeds.
Once it starts spluttering, add jeera / cumin seeds followed by the finely chopped ginger, green chillies and curry leaves.
Saute and add the finely chopped onion.
Saute till the color of onion turns into light brown, in a low flame and add the measured water followed by salt.
Let it boil and add the gluten free wheat flour little by little, by stirring constantly.
Mix well without any lumps, switch off the flame and transfer it to a bowl.
Knead the mixture to form a soft dough by sprinkling hot water.
Once done, divide the dough into 9 - 10 equal sized balls and keep aside.
Take one ball in your hand and press it to get a elongated shaped dumpling along with a finger impression on top.
Repeat the process for the remaining balls and steam it for 10 - 15 minutes or till the glossy texture appears on top, in a lightly greased pan.
Once done, switch off the flame and serve hot.
Serving Options :
Serve hot with Roasted gram chutney or any spicy chutney.