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Urad dhal is so rich in protein. some time I make simple salad / sundal with that. Last time when I soaked for vada I had more dhal than needed. So I have decided to try out savory version of kolukattai. I prefer this one over moong dhal. It is very flavorful and very healthy too. Left over stuffing can be served as sundal.

For outer layer
Rice Flour / Idiyappam flour - 1/2 cup
Salt per taste
Water as needed
Oil - 1.5 teaspoon

For Stuffing

Urad dhal - 3/4 cup ( I have used White one)

Coconut - 1/4 cup
Cumin seeds - 1/4 teaspoon

Asafoetida - A pinch

Salt to taste
Green Chillies - 3 
Oil - 1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds - 1/4 cup
Urad dhal - 1/2 teaspoon


For stuffing

Soak urad dhal for 1 hour. Drain the water. And grind it to coarse paste with green chillies, 

Asafoetida , cumin seeds and salt. Steam cook it till not sticky (when you touch with your 

hand it shouldn't stick. 

Let it cool down and run in food processor / mixie / blender to make a nice crumble. 

Heat the pan with a teaspoon of oil. Add mustard seeds and urad dhal. fry till 
urad dhal is brown in color. Add coconut and fry till moisture is absorbed
Add urad dhal crumble and fry till mixture is dry. Switch it off and leave it aside.
For Outer layer
Combine the rice flour and salt in a wide bowl. Boil water.
Add boiling water little by little  to the flour, mix very well with a spatula / spoon and make a soft dough. When it is cool down slightly and can handle knead it for few mins and make a smooth pliable dough. Apply oil and close it with wet cloth till you need it

Assembling Kozhukattai / Kolukattai
Grease your hand with oil and take small lemon size of rice flour dough and flatten it and keep the urad dhal stuffing and fold it and seal it as shown in the pics or your preferred shape . 
Prepare the all the kolukattai. Arrange it in idli plate or steamer
Steam it for 10 - 12 mins. Once cooked the kozhukattai will be shinny and color will change too..
Now it is ready to be offered to god / or enjoy as snack