Sunday, 11 September 2016

Pidi Kozhukattai

Pidi Kozhukattai is a South Indian Savory dish, made during the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. The ingredients are simple and basic, just with the right measurement and hands movement, the kozhukattais will come out just perfect. I have made it using raw rice, also rava can be used. 

Raw Rice 1 cup

Freshly Grated Coconut 2 tbsp

Salt as per taste
Oil 1 tbsp
Mustard Seeds 1 tsp
Channa Dal - 2 to 3 tbsp
Curry leaves few 
Red Chilies 2 torn
Asafoetida 1 tsp
Water around 2 cups


Grind the rice in a dry mixer until rava to little smooth consistency.

Heat oil in a pan. Once heated add mustard seeds. Once it crackles add torn red chilies, channa dal, asafoetida and curry leaves and saute for a minute. 

Add the grated coconut and again saute for a minute.

Now add around 11/2 cups of water, salt and let it boil. Once water boils, add the ground rice slowly stirring continuously, so that no lumps are formed.

Once the rice is cooked, the mixture will thicken. Switch off the flame. Transfer the mixture to a plate and allow it to cool little.

When the mixture is still warm, grease hands lightly with oil, take a small portion of the mixture in hand and roll them into a oval shape kozhukattai. Make all Kozhukattais from the remaining mixture  the same way. 

Now ready the steamer. Arrange the kozhukattais in them and steam it for around 10 minutes and switch off flame.

Once cooled transfer the kozhukattais into serving plate. Offer to God and serve the prasad to family and friends.


  1. Very nicely presented and easily described recipe. This is a recipe which is made regularly in my house. Good.

  2. Another lovely recipe, Jeena. This is new to me.

  3. We call it undi in konkani. Looks so good and delicious :-)

  4. healthy and tasty dumplings really

  5. delicious... this is also prepared at our place but with a different name..yummy!!


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