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Wednesday, September 12, 2012

     This is one of my old posts, I posted the recipes for sweet and uppu/ ulundu kozhukattai recipes together. The post is too long with all the pictures and two videos. So I thought of updating everything as separate posts, so that it will be easy to browse. Ulundu kozhukattai is my favourite and when we eat sweet and uppu kozhukattai alternatively, it will taste heavenly. Ulundu kozhukattai is very flavourful, as well as healthy. Here is how my mom/MIL makes this.

Ulundu Kozhukattai recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Snack
Prep Time: 30 mins    |  Cook time: 30 mins    Makes: 25


Urad dal - 1/2 cup

Green chillies - 4

Grated coconut - 1/2 cup

Salt - as needed

Mustard - For tempering 1 tsp

Asafoetida - 1/4 tsp

Oil - 1 tsp

Curry leaves - 1 sprig

Ingredients for outer layer

Idiyappam flour - 1 cup

Water - 1 &1/3 cup,or as needed

Sesame oil - 1 tsp

Salt - If needed

      Yes, the readymade idiyappam flour available at grocery stores is the handy and best for the kozhukattai outer layer..and the result is a very soft kozhukatais.


  1. Boil water with oil(add salt if the flour doesn't have salt in it..mine had salt in it so I dint add any salt) .Take the flour in a broad vessel. Add the boiling water little by little and mix with the help of a ladle.
  2. Let it cool for about 5 min ,it may be warm, still knead with your hands to make a smooth dough.The consistency should be like our chapatti dough...non sticky. Keep covered till you use to prevent drying. Make equal size balls out of it.


  1. Soak the urad dal for an hour.In a mixer, grind green chilies with salt and half the asafoetida and lastly add well drained urad dal and run the mixer only twice or thrice.(Use juice/inch option) to a coarse consistency.
  2. 1-uppu-kozhakattai
  3. Take care that Urad dal should not be ground smooth.In a greased idly plate, steam this mixture in idly pot for 5-8 minutes. Cool down and crumble it.
  4. 2-ulundu-kozhukattai
  5. In a broad pan/kadai,heat the oil and season with mustard,asafoetida and curry leaves.Then add the steamed mixture and fry in medium flame till the mixture becomes dry..(3 min)
  6. 3-ulundu-kozhakattai 
  7. Lastly add grated coconut and fry for a minute.This mixture should be fluffy.. Adding coconut is optional, but it enhances the taste very well. Refer the video given below to see how to make the kozhukattais.
  8. 4-ulundu-kozhukattai


  • Keep the dough always closed and try to finish making the kozhukattais as soon as possible as keeping for long time may lead to cracking/dry kozhukattais.
  • Boil water well,the dough should get cooked 3/4th,then only the dough will be not sticky and also soft after cooking.
  • Adding oil in the water/while making dough gives softer kozhukattais.
  • Grease your hands generously each time you make kozhukattai,to get it smooth.

Your stuffing is ready and use a spoon to fill it in the kozhukattais. Soft and moist kozhukattais will be ready by steaming them in a greased idli plates for 5-8 minutes!


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  1. Love this kozhukattai.. Well explained with the video..

  2. Delicious Kozhukattai,i remember ur old post changed the recipe too?nice version n videos:)

  3. waw.. these are nice! You are so graceful & gentle with them:)

  4. Kozhukattai looks beautifully shaped and nice video.

  5. Always love to have sweet kozhukattai and ur pics are too tempting.U've made perfectly.Video is very useful.

  6. We make a savory version of kozhukattai(modak) with toor dal instead of urad dal,yet 2 post in m blog..nice pics raks

  7. They look gorgeous .. Have a great festival

  8. i was planning to make it this weekend too, not sure if i will have the energy though :)

  9. Perfectly made! fantastic clicks!

  10. perfect shapes always love this one more than sweet version..

  11. Wow they are super nicely done. Adding coconut to poornam sounds nice

  12. Looks yum ....nice clicks ...love the 1st time ...video is so gud ...why you don't put voice ? :)

  13. Beautifully done, love this ulundhu kozhukattais very much.

  14. Looks stunning...perfect kozhukattais...Loved the first pic very much!!

  15. tht's looks so tempting ...yum

  16. adding coconut is nice.. Nice presentation Raks.. Keep rocking...


  17. absolutely mesmerized with pictures

  18. Super likes...Join me in Know your Flours-Corn Flour , Fast Food - Pasta event , Know you natural Sweetness - Honey events in my blog

  19. Excellently made dear. Lipsmacking good.

  20. These are my absolute favorite kinds!!! lovely pictorial

  21. Loved the first pic so much. Cute ones !!

  22. Love the preparation and the video is very helpful!!!


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  23. Kozhukattai looks so cute and yummy. Never tasted ulundu ones.

  24. Nice presentation, Video would be great help...

  25. I love this filling... and you have folded it so beautifully Raks! :)

  26. Perfect pleats for the modakam Raks,something I am never able to follow:).Love the filling too,never tried the savory version yet!

  27. Plz tell me for sweet kozukattai how to do?

  28. I'm amazed... that looks really good, would love to try that!

  29. Kozhukattais look so perfect and tempting...Very neat too...Loved the filling..

  30. Perfectly done Kozhukattais, thanks for sharing the video!

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  31. I made this today and it came out very nice.

  32. I love your videos raks:) I so tempted to grab the kollukattais ure making. so proffesional

  33. Ur website has all the dishes that I think of making.. Love ur recipies.. Thank you so much!!

  34. Love ur recipies.. I am new to cooking and I follow this website a lot!! Thanks a lot!

  35. Nice! I made my first kozhukattais following your recipe.. Came out great! I have heard many people saying that its a difficult job..preparing the sweet and salt stuffings took time, but otherwise was easy. I couldnt spend time in preparing rice flour from the scratch and used the one i bought from a shop and used olive oil instead of sesame..anyway came out very well..
    Got appreciations from hubby, mom and mil :)


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