Sunday, 14 October 2012

Ammini Kozhukattai

Ammini Kozhukattai
This recipe has been in my draft for a month or so. With this post, I think I would have covered important recipes for Vinayaga Chathurthi. This dish, I would say is a cousin of ‘pidi kozhukattai’. Very simple to make but it tastes really good. It could make a great after school snack and left over can be had for breakfast. I was running out of regular rice flour so mixed red rice flour as well, so next time I may make it using red rice flour or brown rice flour only just to make it that bit healthy. You could try a few other tweaks to the recipe too. For instance, use some sesame seeds in the tempering, or top it with coarsely crushed roasted groundnut. So here is my basic recipe...
1 cup rice flour
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 tablespoon grated coconut/dessicated coconut
1 teaspoon sambar powder/idli milagai powder (gun powder)
Gingelly oil, preferrably
Salt to taste
Curry leaves
1 green chilly, coarsely chopped

In a saucepan, combine the rice flour, boiling hot water and salt to make a soft dough. Add some oil to make the dough less sticky

Make bite size balls with the dough and steam for 15 minutes

Heat oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds. Once it crackes, add green chillies and coconut.You can turn the flame off while adding coconut

Add the kozhukattais and add gun powder and mix but ensure you do not break the kozhukattais



  1. One of my favourite kozhukattais, love to have a bowl.

  2. this one looks yummy ..can you post recipe for pidi kozhukkatai (using arisi upma base)
    .even on the net there are very few recipes fr arisi upma n pidi kozhukkatai all i could find is the sweet version of pidi kozhukatai with vellam base ...

    1. hello, thanks for taking time to leave ur comment. Will post my mom's pidi kozhukatai recipe, she obviously does it to my taste i.e. uses rice flour rather than coarsely ground rice. Will post it sometime soon :)