Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Neer Kozhakattai

Neer Kozhakattai is basically Rice balls simmered in water. Neer literally means water. This is one of my childhood favourites. The typical combination for this is tomato onion chutney. It is very healthy dish and can be given to even smaller kids. We all enjoyed this Kozhakattai and the porridge a lot.

Idli Rice 2 cups
Coconut 1/2 cup

Method of Preparation

1. Soak rice overnight or atleast 5-6 hours.

2. Grind into a coarse paste. Do not add much water. I added about 1/8 cup of water.

3. Add coconut and salt. Grind one more time. Make small balls out of it. Typically it is shaped like eggs, around the same size.

4. Boil 10 cups of water in a big pot. When it comes to a rolling boil, simmer.

5. Add the balls one by one and make the flame high again. Do not use the laddle at this stage.

6. When the kozhakkatais cook, they will float up. Till that time do not stir. It will take about 15 minutes. Make sure that you are not crowding the balls. When I made this time, I ended up crowding them. So all of it did not float up. Give it a nice stir.

Some of the ball will dissolve making the broth a tasty drink. This is how I like to eat mine. But you can eat it as a dry Kozhakkatai as in the above photo :-) Enjoy.

Linking this to Walk thru Memory Lane - Gayathri's event hosted by Kalyani
Linking this to Toddler Snacks - Event by Nithu, hosted by Pari
Linking this to Kerala Kitchen, hosted at Sun,Moon and Potatoes


  1. Have never tasted this...Looks like a must try..Bookmarked!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  2. Loving the last combo... Nice recipe

  3. I want that bowl rite now,super tempting.

  4. like the last pic.. tempting one..

  5. Very few know this variation of kozhakatai...have to explain to them what it actually is...mouth watering..