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Friday, August 8, 2014

We make sweet pidi kozhukattai very often. Vj is a very big fan of this. It is easy to make when compared to the traditional kozhukattai and can be made in jiffy for evening snacks or even dinner. Mom makes this along with the easy salt kozhukattai version. I just go crazy eating without any counts. As I was not a big fan of jaggery/ sweet versions before, but mom will say I should finish both, I will sandwich both sweet and salt and eat Blushing. My MIL also makes, but sweet version alone. My MIL adds grated coconut, while mom adds coconut bits. I love both. We make this on special days like sangatahara chaturthi or any fridays like aadi velli or Chitra pournami too. But can be made as snack on regular days.
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Sweet pidi kozhukattai recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Breakfast/ snack
Prep Time: 15 mins    |  Cook time: 30 mins    Makes: 16 mini kozhukattais


Rice flour (Idiyappam flour works best) - 1/2 cup

Jaggery, powdered - 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp 

Water - 1 cup

Cardamom - 1

Chopped coconut - 2 tblsp

Sesame oil - 1 tsp

Salt - 1/4 tsp


  1. In a heavy bottom pan or non stick pan, add water and jaggery. When jaggery is completely dissolved, filter if any impurities are there. I skipped as mine was pure. Add powdered cardamom, coconut bits to it. Bring to boil.
  2. 1-jaggery
  3. Simmer the flame.Add flour and while you keep stirring. Don’t worry if it forms lumps, it will disappear as we mix. Everything will be turning quick, so make sure you are ready for that.
  4. 2-add
  5. Cool it and when it is still warm, grease your hands and make a smooth dough out of it. Divide into equal sized balls.
  6. 3-dough
  7. Keep each ball in your hand and press it to bring an oblong shaped dumplings. Arrange in the steamer.Idli plate works fine, but grease before you arrange.4-shape
  8. Steam cook for 10 to 12 minutes or until the kozhukattais turn shiny.
  9. 5-steamed


    • After the dough is ready, keep covered to avoid drying.
    • If  making large quantities, cover the shaped kozhukattais too.
    • Important: If using store bought rice flour that is coarse or home made rice flour, water quantity may vary.
    • Grease hands to avoid sticking.
    • The key is to cook the flour while boiling itself. This gives softest kozhukattais.
    • If you use more jaggery than mentioned and less water, it wont get steamed properly how much ever time you cook it.
    • You can add 1/2 cup jaggery too, but since we are adding salt, this is fine for us.
    • Also do not let the jaggery for syrup stage as it will not let the flour cook and again it wont get cooked even after you steam for long time.

Hot or not, it will taste divinely! With coconut bits here and there, it adds nice texture to it.


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  1. Looks lovely Raks! Happy Varalakshmi Poojai to you,,,


  2. It is been ages since I had this.. Your pics are tempting:-)

  3. Very nice recipe we made this for ganesh chathurti

  4. Looks so cute...lovely clicks too! Wish to grab few from the pics :)

  5. Nice recipe and beautiful clicks...

  6. Hi raji I have tried many of your recipes and got many appreciations too. I tried this one too. It came out very well soft and tasty. My 2 year old gal loved it and wanted more. I added some cashew pieces too while adding coconut bits. That was good to eat too.

    1. That was super quick :) I love that idea of adding cashews, i have odne for vella idiyappam, it will be good, so sure it will be good in this too :) Thank you for the prompt feedback.

  7. My MIL usually makes this kozhukattai for Sankatahara Chathurthi..but she uses Rice rava...This one looks very delicious too

  8. Hi Raji, thanks for sharing delicious recipe.I am going to make tomorrow.
    At what stage we have to add sesame oil, salt in this recipe.
    Do we have to use round shaped urundai vellam or cubed achu vellam for this? Expecting your reply.Thanks.

    1. To the boiling water. Sorry I missed to mention, coz my idiyappam flour has salt in it.

  9. Super tempting kozhakattai. Never tasted it . Lovely clicks

  10. awesome kozhukattai.... lovely clicks...

  11. Hi Raji,

    Yesterday,I tried this recipe for evening snack.I followed the exact measurements and it came
    out very delicious.We liked it very much.Thanks for sharing this recipe and for your prompt reply in clearing my doubts.Thanks.

  12. Hi..I tried this receipe but they turned hard after a while..is there anything that i should do to avoid this ?

  13. Use little more water for boiling jaggery.

  14. Hi Rak .. I'm Great fan of ur cooking. I tried this recipe it came very well. Thanks

  15. Hi Rak,

    What is the quantity of water that is needed if i use store brought rice flour.

    1. It should be slighly more than this. Keep some hot water ready in case you may need more.

  16. hi Rak... I tried this recipe and the taste was delicious!Thank you so much.
    -Kavitha Nila,


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