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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Mani Kozhukattai recipe| Ammini Kozhukattai | Vinayagar Chathurthi Recipes

When I saw this cute Kozhukattai in some of the blogs, I really wanted to give a try. The name of the kozhukattai sounds interesting and it can be made quickly as an evening snack. The left over dough after making Modak or Idiyappam can be used to make these cute tiny balls. Even though Jany doesn't like any of the Kozhukattai, I pester him to try it. Thank God for giving such a loving person to support whatever I do, with his charming smile. Here we go for the recipe. 
For the Dough:
Rice flour/Idiyappam flour - 1/2 Cup 
Water - 3/4 Cup
Salt - as required 
Oil/Ghee - 1 tsp
To Temper: 
Oil - 1 tsp 
Mustard - 1 tsp 
Urad dhal - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Red Chilli - 2
Asafoetida - a pinch 
Moong Dal - 1tblsp(cooked)  
Coconut - 1/4 cup 
Salt - as required
1. Bring the water to boil along with the required salt and oil. Add the flour little by little and keep stirring with a wooden ladle without forming lumps.  
2. Allow it to cool for some time and knead it with your hands to form a smooth dough. It may be slightly sticky. If using oil/ghee rub it on the dough and keep covered. Grease your hands with a little oil or ghee, and make small sized balls as shown below.(Let it be of the seedai size).
3. Arrange it on your idli mould or steamer plate and steam it for 10 mins. Once it is done, the outer layer turns shiny. Take the kozhukattai's out without breaking and cool it for few mins. Meanwhile, cook the moong dal and keep it ready. Now, in a pan add some oil and allow the mustard seeds, curry leaves to crackle. Along with this add the urad dal, Red Chilliasafoetida and saute it till the urad dal turns light brown.
4. Add the kozhukattai with required salt and give a quick stir. Finally, add the grated coconut and cooked moong dal. Mix it all together and switch off the flame after two minutes.
The yummy and cute Ammini kozhukattai can be served with evening coffee. Kids will really love these cuties. 

Points to remember:
  • Don't overcook the kozhukattai. If overcooked it may turn chewy or rubbery.
  • Keep the dough covered while making balls. Otherwise, it dries quickly and makes the kozhukattai hard.
  • Make sure not to overcook and make the moong dal mushy. It should hold its shape.
  • For variation, you can sprinkle Idli Milagai podi on top of it.
Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya


  1. lovely kolukkai.......looks yum....

  2. Looks yumm dear, same pinch dear made this yesterday...
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  3. Yummy kozhukkattai and love the step by step explanation.

  4. Thanks dear for visiting my space... first time here n u have a lovely space... Glad to follow you dear... keep goin...

  5. My mom prepares this way.loved it.

  6. They look so lovely... I just saw it on Priya's blog and now urs..I take that as a sign to try it :P

  7. I love it and cant stop eating it if I make it!

  8. I want that bowl..Love it very much.

  9. Pass me here. its been a long time i tried this


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