Monday, August 25, 2014

Sweet Pidi Kozhukattai Recipe-Vinayaka Chaturthi Recipes

This is another very traditional recipe which can be prepared in a jiffy, if you have specially prepared rice flour. You do not have to wait for Vinayagar Chaturthi to prepare this healthy and gluten free dessert. It can be made on any day as it serves as a healthy dessert or after-school snack for kids. In our last post, we saw salted version of pidi kozhukattai, today we will learn how to make sweet/vella pidi kozhukattai following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Sweet Pidi Kozhukattai

Sweet (vella) Pidi Kozhukattai Recipe

Sweet Pidi Kozhukattai Recipe

 Prep Time : 5 mins(excluding rice flour preparation)
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Yields: 6 Vella pidi kolukattais
 Recipe CategoryDessert
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Rice flour -1/2 cup
   Jaggery-1/2 cup shaved
   Grated coconut -1/4 cup
   Cardamom powder -1/4 tsp
   Ghee/clarified butter -1 tsp


Dissolve jaggery in 1/2 cup + 1 1/2 tbsp of water over low heat. (The quantity of water will differ according to the quality of rice flour. It will vary from 1 - 1 1/2 cup of water for 1 cup of rice flour). Filter it to remove impurities.

Prepare rice flour as mentioned in my sweet kozhukattai recipe.


Heat the jaggery water, when it starts boiling, add grated coconut and cardamom powder.

jaggery syrup

Then lower the heat and add rice flour with one hand and stir continuously with your other hand to prevent formation of lumps.

Once all the water has evaporated, add a tsp of ghee and cook stirring now and then over low flame for 5-6 minutes.

sweet pidi kolukattai recipe

Transfer it to a plate. When it is warm, grease your fingers with a little ghee and make oval shapes out of the mixture. Keep it on your palm and press it to give the shape as seen in the picture below. Repeat the same process for the rest of the dough.

Steam cook for 10-15 minutes or until done.

how to make sweet pidi kolukattai

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  1. Perfect pidi kozhukattai, its healthy also

  2. Nice ...........................

  3. Hi Padhu,
    very useful recipe for the festival. I'm not getting clear abt the split up of water"1/2 cup + 1 1/2 tbsp of water", pls help clarifying. Waiting to try the recipe soon

    1. What is the confusion. I have given perfect measurements .I have added 1/2 cup of water and another 1 1/2 tbsp of water. That's all.

      I usually add 1 1/4 cup of water for 1 cup of rice flour. Since this recipes uses only 1/2 cup of rice flour, I have divided that 1 1/4 cup of water by 2 . Is it clear or still not clear?

  4. Hi i used 11/4 cup water fr 1cup rice flour but dough was not stiff and i couldnt shape kozhukattai reason please?

    1. As I have written in the very first paragraph under 'preparation' that the water measurement depends on the quality of rice flour. You would have cooked adding a little more rice flour.

  5. Hi padhu,

    How to Know whether it is cooked or not?

    After steaming process it becomes soft or hard?

    1. Mostly it will get cooked within 15 minutes. You will see slight change in color.

  6. Nice recipe..found it very helpful..but i must say ur replies are a little shrewt

  7. Hi Padhu,
    Thanks for the receipe.
    I ve tried this but it is not stiff it s bit soggy. Kindly advise how do I alter.
    Many thanks


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