Pidi Kara Kozhukattai

Pidi Kara Kozhukattai

Pidi Kara Kozhukattai

Pidi Kara Kozhukattai is a delicious Tamil snack of rice dumplings. It is very popular during the festival of ganessh chaturthi. Pidi Kara Kozhukattai is a tasty snack prepared from rice batter. The dish is spicy, flavorful and tempting. Enjoy the dish over a cup of hot tea. Even beginners can try a hand at the dish. You can adjust the spiciness of the dish as per requirement. Some want it too spicy while some want it mild. The dish can be enjoyed as a breakfast dish too with coconut chutney and sambar. You can explore a well detailed recipe here that can be easily prepared at home.
Prep Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr
Cuisine Tamil
Servings 1 people


  • rice batter 1 bowl
  • Onion : 2
  • Red chilli : 2
  • Green chilli : 2
  • Salt to taste
  • coriander leaves 1/4 cup
  • Curry Leaves : 1/4 Cup
  • Oil : 4 tsp
  • Mustard : 1 tsp
  • broken urad dal 1 tsp
  • Bengal gram : 1 tsp


  • For preparing the delicious, spicy dish, first chop the onion, green chilli, red chilli, curry leaves and coriander leaves.
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  • In a pan, heat the oil and temper the mustard, broken urad dal and bengal gram.
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  • Add green chilli, red chiili, and onion and saute it.
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  • Add salt and rice batter and mix well.
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  • Allow to boil for few mins in medium flame until water evaporates and the mixture has become a dough.
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  • Now add curry leaves and coriander leaves and mix it.
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  • From the thick rice batter mix, make shapes like pidi kozhukattai.
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  • Heat the kozhukattai in a steamer and boil for 15 mins. Apply some oil on the steamer plates so that the dough will not stick to the bottom. After cooking, let the rice dumplings cool a bit.
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  • Now the spicy favorite is ready to serve. Relish the delicious dish. Serve hot with coconut chutney and sambar.
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You can visit this link for a delicious snack Coconut Kozhukattai. You can also visit this link Rice Upma
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