Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Aval Kozhakattai - Steamed Dumplings made with Beaten Rice Flakes

Kozhakattai of many forms are made in South India. I have posted many variations in my blog. This one was quite unique and I had never eaten it before. I saw the recipe here and wanted to try it.

It is a Savoury Kozhakkatai made from Aval (Beated Rice Flakes).

Ingredients (each cup makes 8 Kozhakattais)

Aval (Poha, Beaten Rice Flakes) 2 cups
Coconut 1/4 cup
Water 1.5 cups
Salt to taste


Oil 2 tsp
Mustard 1 tsp
Urad Dal 1 tsp
Curry Leaves 2 sprigs
Green Chillies 2

Method of Preparation

1. Pulse Poha to a coarse powder.

2. Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds. When it sputters, add the urad dal. Let it brown a little. Add the curry leaves and finely chopped green chillies.

3. When it sizzles, add the water and bring it to boil. Add salt and coconut.

4. Add the Poha and mix well. In a low flame cook till almost all the water is absorbed, but the dough should still be moist.

5. Roll into balls when cool enough to handle. Steam for 10 min. 


  1. Easy and healthy tiffin.. looks great :)

  2. this is my fav savory kozhukattai, love it with spicy tomato dip :)

  3. healthy steamed dumplings, love it...

  4. I too saw this recipe with aval in a couple of blogs..should try sometime..looks good Roshini

  5. Thats a very healthy recipe !! So you just eat them like that with coffee or something ? Or do you put them in some gravy and then have it ?

    1. Nupur, Kozhakkatai of any form is usually serve with Chutneys and Sambar. I have a huge collection of different kinds of Kozhakkatai in my blog.. do try and let me know how you like it. Having said that, it has got spices and flavours in it. So it will taste awesome as is.