1 cup White Rice
3 tsp grated Coconut
Salt to taste
2 cups Water
1/2 tsp Blackgram seeds
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1 small Red Chilly
3-4 Curry leaves
2 tsp Oil
Wash rice and spread it on a tissue or clean cotton cloth to dry.
Once all the water is dried up, grind the rice without adding water. Make sure that you don't grind it to smooth powdery texture. It should be like Idli Rava as shown in the picture below.
Add Black Gram seeds, Mustard seeds, Red chilly and oil in a thick bottemed vessel/pan. Once it starts spluttering, add curry leaves and water. Add salt and bring it to boil. Once the water gets boiled, add ground rice and keep stirring the mixture, making sure that it doesn't stick to the bottom of the vessel. Add grated coconut and stir well. Cook this mixture over a medium flame, stirring continuously till solid enough to be rolled into balls. Pour this dough into a plate.
Make lemon-sized balls by wetting your hands in water. Place this rice balls in a cooker container, cover one plate, steam cook for about 15-20 mins in high flame and another 15-20 mins in medium flame. (For pressure cooker: Don't put the weight, place one steel glass over the weight stand). Instead of pressure cooker a traditional steamer can also be used. Let it cool down a bit before you serve them.
Serve them hot with any Sambar, Chutney. Even it goes well with ghee and pickle.
The ingredients mentioned above will serve around 15 rice balls.