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Sunday, August 19, 2007


This is a very easy and tasty evening snack which my mom will prepare in the evenings. Since it is a steamed item, is safe for calorie conscious people and small children. My mom will call this as Atti Kindi Kozhukattai. very
Par boiled rice (idly rice) - 1 ½ cup
Red chillie-6
Curry leaf
Urudh dhal-1teaspoon
Mustard seed-1 teaspoon
Bengal gram-1 teaspoon
Oil-2 table spoons
Grated coconut-2 tablespoons

Soak the rice for 1 hour. Put it in the mixie with the salt needed and grind for 2 minutes.
Add 1 cup of water to the grinded batter.
Keep the kadai in the stove. pour the oil ,when it gets heated add the mustard seed and allow it to crack then add the urudh dhal, curry leaf and Bengal gram .When the dhal gets roasted add the grated cocunut stir for a minute, then pour the batter into the kadai and go on stirring. Switch off the stove when it becomes thick to the consistency that you can make balls out of it. Allow the batter to cool for 2 or 3 minutes. Then make kozhukattai’s of the desired shape .Steam the kozhukattai’s in the idly pot for 5 minutes. This kozhukattai can be eaten without any side dish. But if you can find time then you can prepare Tomato chutney or coconut chutney. It will taste yummy in that combination.


Anitha said...

Hai Solai ,
I just saw your blog (came to know thru arusuvai).Let me introduce myself.Iam Anitha,got married and came to u.s.a(like ur daughter).
It is very nice to see ur blog. Will try ur dishes soon and tell u the comments.

Latha said...

Hi Solai,

when you say grind for 2 minutes what is the consistency of the rice? because i have a locally bought mixie which is not as powerful as sumeet... i'd love to try this kozhukattai. Thanks!

solai said...

hi latha, the batter should not be very smooth.little bit better than the uppuma.

devi said...

Hi Solai ,

This is Devi and i just recently got married and came to US .it is just been 3 mths and ur recipes are so useful , that i dont trouble my mom a lot these days .And was sharing the same to my parents about the site and all our chetinad dishes. Pls keep adding more and more recipes .

I tried your okra mandi it was delicious .

Kavitha said...

Hello Solai,

Your collection of recipes are exactly what I was looking for. When we search for indian recipes, we always get north indian recipes. Our treasure of Tamil Nadu recipes are never showcased as much as they need to be. I am very thankful to you, your effort is commendable. Its so nice to see your passion for our food. I am from Coimbatore, now in London and I love cooking. I try new things from time to time and your blog has so many recipes that I have come to know for the first time now. Thanks a lot!

Solai Chidambaram said...

Thankyou devi and kavitha.glad to know that my recipes are helpful to young people away from home.The main purpose of this blog is that

Muthu said...

Hi achi..
Kozhukattai super-a vanthuchu.My husband liked it.I forgot to add red chillie,when making it :-)

I think u too forgot to post, when to add red chillie in procedure.

Even without it kozhukattai nallavae irunthuchu achi.Thank u.

Ananya said...

Dear Solai,
Thanks for these lovely recipes.
I wonder if you have any special recipe for making Kaarakozhambu. Please let me know the recipe.
BTW, I am going to try your kozhukkattai for dinner tonight.
Ananya Mahadevan,

Ananya said...

Dear Solai,
The Kozhakkattais came out really soft and nice. It was a hit preparation. Thank you so much for the wonderful dish.
Eagerly awaiting your recipe on Kaarakozhambu.
Best Regards
Ananya Mahadevan

Shobu said...

Dear solai,

This snack is super yummy. Very healthy. Navarathri ki neyvedyam aave senjitten.. Thanks for your nice recipe.

Nittti said...

Dear Solai I tried your recipe of Kuzhi paniyaram.. My hubby enjoyed it alot. He appreciated me saying it was same like his mom's preparation. This was the first time I hear such words from him. Thank you tonnes. Since I got married immediately after my studies and didn't have time to learn from my mom,I didn't know how to cook. Great that you post yummy recipes to help youngsters like me... Love your recipes... Keep Posting... Hip Hip hurrah !!!

sugi said...

hi..nan ungaludaya recipes onnu onna try panren romba nalla iruku...neenga innum niraya recipes podanum....suganthini

Priya said...

Hello Achi, I tried out Kozhukattai today and it came out very well.. Thanks a ton for sharing this recipe with us.

Janani said...

Hello Achi,

I tried your Kozhukattai recipe taste was awesome but it took long time to get cooked and was hard too... could you please tell me what might be the reason.

Solai Chidambaram said...

janani,hardness is due to over cooking.It will certainly be cooked in 8 to 10 minutes first time and in lesser time subsequently.

viji said...

Hi Solai,

Do we grind the red chillies along with the rice? I had tried this once without red chillies and it was still yummy.Thanks!

Solai Chidambaram said...

Janani,Dont grind the chilies.Add it while seasoning.This is my all time favourite item.

Skl said...

Hello aunty,
We tried this recipe,it turned out great,very tasty,soft and goes well with coconut chutney,traditional way of cooking is unbeatable even to this day in terms of taste and softness of certain dishes,thank you,skl