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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Ammini Kozhukattai-Mani Kozhukattai

Vinayagar Chaturthi also called Ganesh Chaturthi falls on 1 st of Septemper this year. It is the Birthday of Lord Ganesha.We make Sweet Kozhukattai (Vella kozhukattai) with coconut and jaggery filling, Uppu Kozhukattai (with ulundhu poornam/lentil filling) and also ammini Kozhukattai with left over modak rice flour dough. Ammini Kozhukattai can be served as evening snack. It is healthy as it is steam cooked and only rice flour is used to prepare these Mani Kolukattais.

Ammini Kozhukattai-Mani Kuzhukattai
Ammini Kozhukattai/Mani Kozhakattai

Ingredients needed

Raw rice - 1/2 cup
Sesame seed Oil - 1 tsp
Salt - a pinch
Water - 1 cup

For the seasoning

Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard seeds -1 tsp
Asafoetida/Hing – pinch
Red chilli - 2
Green chilli - 1
Curry leaves - few
Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
Salt as per taste

Preparation of the dough

There are 2 methods to prepare this dough

I have already mentioned one method in my Sweet kozhukattai recipe. Kindly refer that recipe for the first method. Today I am sharing with you another method to make the Modak/ Kozhukattai rice flour dough. You can follow which ever method is comfortable for you

  • Soak rice for 4-5 hours. Grind it finely with little water from the 1 cup of water.
  • Boil the rest of the water, add 1 tsp oil, a pinch of salt, simmer and add the grounded paste. Stir continuously to prevent formation of lumps.
  • Cook till all the water evaporates and the dough leaves the sides of the pan. After it cools, grease your hands with oil and knead it well. Cover it with a damp cloth and let it sit for 10 minutes.
Make marble size balls out of the dough and steam cook for 10-15 minutes. Leave it to cool.

Now we will do the seasoning

Heat oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add hing, red chilli, green chilli and curry leaves. Add the steamed balls, grated coconut, needed salt and mix well. Serve hot.

Mani/ Ammini Kozhukattai is ready to be served. If you want it spicy, sprinkle idli milagai podi/gun powder on it and mix it well. Serve hot.

Meet you all again with another interesting recipe, till then it is bye from Padhu of Padhuskitchen.com


  1. Yummy Kozhukattais...my Daughter's favorite

  2. Loved this small, cute kozhukattai. Will try this.

  3. Kozhukattais looks so cute..Lovely!

  4. Kozhukattais looks grt..Lovely!

  5. what a cute looking kozhukattai:-) i love this but hate making it as it takes lot of time to roll those little cute balls:-)

  6. Looks so cute and definitely would be yum

  7. Looks like lovely snow balls:). really nice recipe.

  8. The Ammini Kozhukattai look so cute and perfect. Just loved the recipe Padhu :)

  9. Cute and yummy..lovely snack

  10. Cute and delicious looking kozhukattai..

  11. The plateful looks very cute and making me to grab it entirely.


  12. Cute looking kozhukattais... Love them... I like sprinkling idli podi idea... that wud be great :)

  13. Oh! so adorable little dumplings.

  14. i thnkthisizmuch easy from tht sweet kozhukattai...itsall differentinmaking ofdough n filling na padhu....ilike ammini kozhukkatai alot...willmakethis on this weekend n definetly ill mail u how it was....thnks for sharing this wonderful recipe...

  15. Hi padhu... love all your recipes and I literally learnt cooking from your posts... I just have a small doubt.. should we bring the rice flour in a wet grinder is mixer grinder.. which one gives better kozhukkatais

    1. Thank you for loving my recipes.I use just mixie and it gives soft and delicious kozhukattais.


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