Thursday, October 4, 2012

Kuzhalappam (Fried Rice-flour Tubes)

Rice flour-3 cups (lightly roasted) 
Pearl onions-1/2 cup 
Garlic-1/4 cup 
Cumin seeds-1 tsp
Grated coconut-3/4 cup 
Black sesame seeds (ellu)-2tbsp 
Salt-to taste 
Water-1&1/2 cups(water+coconut paste-2 cups) 
Coconut oil 

  • Grind coconut, onion, garlic &cumin seeds into a fine paste. 
  • Add sesame seeds in to the flour and mix well. 
  • Boil water and coconut paste in a wide cooking pan,add salt to the water. When the water comes to a boil, add the flour and immediately stir it with a wooden  spoon.Remove from the flame and let it cool down slightly. 
  • After the dough cools down , knead the dough using your hands until soft. 
  • Make small lemon-sized balls out of it .Place the ball in between two lightly oiled plastic sheets (oiled Plantain leaf pieces) on a flat surface and press with a flat plate or roll out with a rolling pin.Remove plastic sheets and paste two ends together, looking like a long cylinder.

  • Deep fry in oil until crispy.
  • Store in airtight containers.