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Steamed Rice Balls Recipe

Steamed Rice Balls is a popular Indian Starter
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On :
Monday, 10 July, 2017
Category :
Kid-Friendly Recipe
Course :
Starter Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Boil Recipe
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Preparation Time :
3 hours
Servings :
Serves 4
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  • 1.5 cups - idli Rice
  • 1/2 cup - Coconut
  • Salt and water, as needed
  • 1 tsp - pepper
  • 1 tsp - cumin
  • 1 sprig - Curry leaves
  • 1 tsp - Ghee
  • How to Make Steamed Rice Balls:

    1. Soak idli rice for 3 hours. Grind to a batter just like we grind for idli or dosa.
    2. Add salt and coconut. Mix well.
    3. Heat a heavy-bottomed vessel or kadai and pour this batter.
    4. Keep on stirring till the batter turns to dough consistency.
    5. The consistency should not be sticky if you make balls with your hands.
    6. After the dough cools down, it will not be sticky.
    7. Make small sized balls using the dough. Keep aside.
    8. In another large vessel, boil water and add these balls in two batches (water should be enough to immerse these balls).
    9. First add one portion of balls to water. Cover with lid.
    10. Cover and cook for 5-6 minutes. Keep the lid a little open to avoid over flowing when it starts boiling.
    11. To check if the balls have been cooked, drop it on to a plate. If it bounces a little, it is done.
    12. Carefully take out the balls little by little, straining the water.
    13. Now, crush pepper and cumin coarsely.
    14. Heat ghee in a kadai and add pepper-cumin powder followed by curry leaves.
    15. After some 30 seconds, add these rice balls and mix gently so that the pepper cumin powder coats these balls.
    16. Serve hot.
    17. Recipe courtesy: Rak's Kitchen


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