Monday, October 3, 2016

Posted by Mala at 1:30:00 AM 4 comments
Oats.......full of dietary fiber, which lowers bad cholesterol,reduces the risks of asthma, improves immunity, helps you cut the use of laxatives, and controls blood pressure.
Broken Matta Brown rice.............., possesses  an unique taste and flavor! This rice variety is grown specially in the regions of Kerala. Best source of magnesium, reduces risk of heart diseases, keeps the important blood vessels clear of clogs and blocks, decreases diabetes, enough and more of dietary fiber, controls blood sugar, great source of calcium, and keeps Osteoporosis at check.
Millets......digests very easily, keeps you hydrated, hence no constipation, is a good probiotic, is a smart carb with lots of fiber and low simple sugars.....
Just as  Smart Phones have  become a necessity in life, so are these millets, possessing Smart Carbs.
Combine these three wonder ingredients to make this extremely tasty and healthy steamed dumplings!!!!! Brown rice and millet give a nice body and shape to the Kozhukkattais / dumplings...otherwise, if you make just with oats, the end product will sag and will not remain firm.

so, probably, we can name these dumplings "Trimurthy" Brahma, Shiva and Vishnu, these dumplings too have the three ingredients, which are a must for us.

                                                                  Oats - 1/2 cup
                                                                  Broken Brown  matta rice - 1/4 cup
                                                                  Any variety of millet - 1/4 cup
                                                                  Split mung dhal - 1/8 cup
                                                                  Water - 2 1/2 -2 3/4 cups
                                                                   Grated carrots - 1/8 cup
                                                                   Fresh grated coconut - 2 tbsps
                                                                    Salt to taste

                                                                      For Seasoning
                                                               Coconut  oil - 2 tbsps
                                                               Ghee - 1 tsp
                                                               Hing powder - 1/4 tsp
                                                               Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
                                                               Broken urad dhal - 1 tsp
                                                               Channa dhal - 1 tsp
                                                               Finely chopped ginger - 1 tsp
                                                               Green chillies, chopped - 2
                                                                Broken red chillies - 2
                                                               Curry leaves handful

                                       RecipeCuisine: South Indian; Category: Tiffin varieties/ breakfast
                                                       Prep time: 10 mts; Cooking time: 30 mts
                                                                 Yields 12 Kozhukkattais / dumplings

                    Roasted and pulsed  oats, broken matta and millets along with grated carrots and                                              mung dhal soaked in hot water for 1/2 hour kept ready

For seasoning

Below picture shows the coconut oil heated up in a pan, seasonings done, measured water poured, then soaked dhal, grated carrots and grated coconut are added. Then brown  broken matta rice, millets and the pulsed, roasted oats and mixed well. Salt to be added, when things are 3/4 cooked.

In the picture below, you can see a teaspoon of ghee added, then kept covered with a lid, mixture is leaving the sides and getting ready, and it is now let aside to cool down

Shaped and arranged on a greased steamer plate

Cooked for 15 minutes....Can you see the fluffiness of the kozhukkattais???

Not to be disturbed till they cool down. Otherwise, they might break.

Serve with Vedikka vitta more kuzhambu and a cup of curds!!!

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*In case you are having guests, and just want to steam the kozhukkattais when they come, all the earlier mentioned things can be done, and the shaped dumplings can be refrigerated in an airtight container. Take it out before 10 minutes, and steam them for 15 minutes, and stun your guests with these wonderful, super-nutritional Kozhukkattais!!!
* Matta rice means, boiled rice from Kerala, and nowadays, all the grocery stores carry this broken matta rice, which will look like the broken wheat (not the fine dalia,upma rava or cracked wheat ,  but the big grains)



  1. So healthy and looks delicious as always. Thank you Malpatskitchen for helping us eat better.

    1. Thank you Shilpa, your encouraging comments surely will make me prepare many more healthy dishes!

  2. Have some of these ingredients at home. Will head out to the Indian mart to buy the seasonings. Can't wait to try this recipe.


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