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Kara Kozhukattai(rice dumplings)

rice dumplings with grate coconut and chillies

Recipe by christy gerald of Dubai, AE

This tasty Kozhukattai(rice dumplings) are easy to make. can be done in 8 mins time.Try this at home and enjoy.U can do this same type of kozhukattai with bread and left-over idlis.

Ingredients vegetarian 6 servings

    • 2 cups- Any instant puttu or idiyappam mix
    • 3 green chillies -finely chopped
    • 1 cup grated coconut
    • 2 tsp split gram dhal
    • 2 tsp split urad dhal
    • 1 tbsp ghee
    • 1 tbsp refined oil -to grease the idli plates
    • 2 tsp salt
    • little more than 1/2 cup boiled water


    1. Heat ghee in a kadai and saute green chillies,split gram dhal,split urad dhal and grated coconut for a min.
    2. Take a bowl and sprinkle salt dissolved boiled water on the rice flour and knead it to a fine dough.
    3. Add the ghee-sauted coconut mixture and mix them well. Make oval-shaped kozhukattais(rice-dumplings) from the kneaded flour mix.
    4. Grease idli plates with oil and place one kozhukattai each on idli plate.
    5. Cover the idli cooker and cook this for 8 mins without whistle.
    6. Take this out after 5 mins and serve this hot with chutney or tomato ketch-up.



    Thank U Christy ... Kara korzhukatais r my favourite . Dis is d evening special snack at Pondys Anandha adyar bavan . Can u giv me d recipe 4 kara appam .

    christy gerald

    christy gerald

    U can add 1 tsp mustard seeds in Step 1.(without adding this the kara kozhukattai will come out good.).You can also add 1 or 2 tbsp finely chopped or grated vegetables like carrot ,cabbage or mushrooms in Step 1.