Upma Pudi Kozhukattai


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  • Raw rice – 1 and 1/2 cup
  • Bengal gram – 1 tsp
  • Urid dhal – 1 tsp
  • Thoor dhal – 1 tsp
  • Jeera – 1 tsp
  • Asafoetida – 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilly – 2
  • Mustard  – 1 tsp
  • Gingely oil – 4 tsp
  • Grated coconut – Half a shell, grated
  • Salt – 1 and 1/2 tsp


  • Grind rice in a mixer grinder. (Consistency of the rice must be like big rava after grinding)
  • Heat gingely oil in a pan in medium flame
  • Add mustard & asafoetida, ulutham paruppu, kadalai paruppu & red chilly
  • Saute till they turn golden brown. Add 2 and 1/2 tumblers of water to this. [Water quantity must be less than double the quantity of rice]. Mix thoroughly.
  • Add salt, jeera & thuvaram paruppu
  • Add grated coconut. Let this boil for 2 minutes
  • Add the grinded rice. Mix thoroughly
  • Turn off the stove once the water is completely absorbed. Might take around 10 minute. Take a drain vessel. Slightly heat banana leaf and place it over the drain vessel
  • Prepare kuzhakattai balls and place it over the banana leaf
  • Add 1 tumbler of water in pressure cooker
  • Add half a tumbler of water in a vessel. Place this inside cooker
  • Place the drain vessel along with kuzhakattai on top of the vessel in cooker
  • Cook kozhukattai till 4 sounds in pressure cooker

General guidelines for healthier food – Both body and mind:

  • One should be thinking about Perumal (Nama Smaranam) while cooking, and the purpose should be to offer the preparation to Him.
  • Once the food is prepared, it should be offered to Perumal first. While offering, one should make sure that the food is neither too hot nor cold. It should be offered with love and affection.
  • Please do not offer either pre-cooked food bought from outside or any pre-consumed food.
  • Please follow thiruvaradanam kramam as instructed by your respective acharya. (http://anudinam.org/2012/03/08/bhagavad-tiruvaradhanam/)
  • Follow ahara niyamam as much as possible. Atleast make sure that onion and garlic are not used at all.(http://anudinam.org/2012/06/11/srivaishnava-ahara-niyamam/)
  • Please ensure that food which are not prasadams are not consumed.

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