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September 16, 2015

Kara Pidi Kozhukattai Recipe with Rice flour - Kara Kozhukattai Recipe

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Kara pidi kozhukattai recipe
Kara pidi kozhukattai with store bought rice flour ( spicy kozhukattai recipe ) is my favorite kozhukattai recipes since my childhood. My mom makes it at least once in a month as an evening snack for me. Actually my mom makes this kara kolukattai by grinding soaked idli rice or instantly using store bought rice flour or idiyappam flour. 

Today I made an instant version using store bought rice flour. This is an easy version of spicy kozhukattai recipe. If you are not able to make Ulundu pooranam kozhukattai for Ganesh chaturthi, this kara kozhukattai is a good alternate option. You can eat this kozhukattai as such or with some coconut chutney or tomato chutney as side dish. Ok, Lets see how to make kara pidi kozhukattai recipe with step by step pictures.

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Kara kozhukattai recipe

Kara Pidi Kozhukattai Recipe

Kara Pidi Kozhukattai Recipe Pidi kozhukattai recipe -  Kara kozhukattai / Spicy kozhukattai recipe
Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Festival recipes
Serves: 12
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 15 Minutes

1 cup = 250 ml
  • Store bought rice flour - 1 cup (Use idiyappam or kozhukattai flour)
  • Water - 2 cups
  • Salt - as needed
To temper
  • Coconut oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tbsp
  • Chana dal - 1.5 tbsp
  • Red chillies – 3-4 nos ( pinched into small pieces)
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Asafetida/Hing - a big pinch
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • Heat oil in a kadai and splutter mustard seeds, urad dal & chana dal. Saute till golden. Add pinched red chillies and curry leaves. Add hing. Mix well. Add water, grated coconut and salt.
Kara pidi kozhukattai
  • When the water starts to roll boil, simmer the flame completely and add the rice flour. Mix well without lumps. Rice flour absorbs all the water and becomes a whole mass. Gather it and remove in a plate. Let it become warm.
Kara pidi kozhukattai
  • Grease your hands with oil and make kozhukattai using your fingers.Take a big gooseberry sized ball and press it with your fingers to make it elongated. Kozhukattai will get the impression of fingers. Make all the kozhukattai and arrange them in a greased idli plate.
  • Heat water in a idli pot and let it roll boil. Now keep the idli plate and cook for 5 minutes. Switch off the flame and remove the kozhukattai when it becomes slightly warm. Enjoy !
Kara pidi kozhukattai

  • You can use homemade rice flour if you have in hand.Water quantity may vary slightly.
  • Red chillies can be replaced with finely chopped green chillies too.
  • My mom makes this kozhukattai by reserving some idli rice batter while grinding for idli,dosa batter.You can also try that way.
  • You can also make it by soaking and grinding raw rice. It tastes even more better.

Make this easy, spicy kozhukattai for Ganesh Chaturthi and enjoy !
Easy kara pidi kozhukattai recipe

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Priya said...

Def one of the easiest and most yummy snack..

bhavana said...

Wow...seeing this for first time nd very tempted to make