Spicy Ammini Kozhukattai | Spicy Steamed Rice Flour Balls


Spicy Ammini Kozhukattai adds a spicy zest and delight to your meal. The texture and flavor of these Spicy Steamed Rice Flour Balls is appealing and can be well enjoyed with a cup of hot tea. It is a secret ingredient ‘hing’ that adds to the zesty flavor of the dish and makes the dish unique and special. This is an easy to prepare dish that requires just a few simple readily available ingredients. Even beginners can give a try at the dish. You will never fail. Adjust the spiciness of the dish as per individual requirement. Some want it mild, while others want it a bit too hot and spicy. Be it elders or kids, no one can resist the delicious snack. Spicy Ammini Kozhukattai is wholesome and complete that is comfortable for your tummy. Another specialty of Kerala Spicy Ammini Kozhukattai is that it is low in oil and gluten free. Steamed dishes are healthy and very much relished in modern times.

Another vital point while preparing Kerala Spicy Steamed Rice Flour Balls is to avoid lumps while adding boiling water to rice flour. Stir continuously and you will get a smooth and soft dough. Kozhukattai or rice dumplings in Kerala are prepared in different shapes and flavors. There is a sweet version, very much relished in Kerala. In this recipe, we are discussing the spicy version very much meant for the tangy taste buds. Sweet version of Kozhukattai is supposed to be the favorite of Lord Ganesha and is a must for festivals. Unique and popular versions of spicy kozhukattais are available now with non-vegetarian and vegetarian stuffings. Working mothers can jot down the Spicy Steamed Rice Flour Balls recipe for your little ones. You can discover a well detailed recipe here that can be easily prepared at home.


Spicy Rice Balls | Kozhukatta

Spicy Ammini Kozhukattai | Spicy Steamed Rice Flour Balls

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Tamil
Servings 4 people



  • For preparing the spicy dish, first boil water in a pan.
  • Add required salt.
  • Pour the boiling water into the rice flour. Keep stirring continuously to avoid lumps.
  • Let the mixture thicken.
  • Allow the mixture to cool a bit.
  • The mixture should be smooth.
  • Pluck out small balls.
  • Roll with your palm.
  • :- Apply a little oil on your hands while doing so.
  • Steam the rice balls in a steamer for five minutes or until done. Apply a little oil on the steamer plates inside so that the dough will not stick to the bottom.
  • Allow it to cool.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Add mustard seeds, red chillies, a pinch of hing and curry leaves. You can adjust the spiciness of the dish as per requirement.
  • Add the rice balls and stir.
  • :- Serve the Spicy Ammini Kozhukattai hot. Enjoy the snack with a cup of hot tea.


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Response (17)
  1. A
    AnuradhaSreekumar March 23, 2004

    Making kozhukkattas have always been difficult..but this one is real yumm..

  2. S
    Shyama March 23, 2004

    Great recipe….good to see…great dish for parties….got a lot of complements thanks to this recipe

  3. c
    chakkara October 6, 2005

    good one…i appreciate.

  4. B
    BK November 28, 2006

    Saut some onions and ground coconut and add to it and it tastes good.

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