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Kara Pidi Kozhukattai Recipe

Kozhukattai made with raw rice from scratch
Prep Time4 hrs
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time4 hrs 35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Tamilnadu cuisine
Keyword: easy breakfast, healthy breakfast, kozhukattai, south indian breakfast recipes, vinayagar chathurthi
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 1.5 cups raw rice
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp chana dal
  • 3/4 tsp urad dal split
  • 2 red chillies - broken
  • 1 spring curry leaves - chopped
  • 1 medium onion or few small onions - chopped
  • 3 tbsp coconut bits
  • salt - to taste


  • Wash and soak the raw rice overnight or at least for 3-4 hours.
  • Strain all the water and grind it a coarse paste with salt and keep it ready.
  • Heat oil, splutter mustard seeds, urad dal, chana dal, red chilli, and curry leaves and saute until brown.
  • further, add onions, coconut bits, and salt. Once onions turn pink,
  • Now pour the ground rice batter. While adding the batter, put the stove in simmer
  • Keep stirring so that it does not form any lumps. stir until it comes out of the pan clean and keeps rolling.
  • Put off the stove and transfer to a bowl. sprinkle water and make it to a dough.
  • take small lemon sized balls and make 'pidis' pressing it with your four fingers towards the palm.
  • steam it in idli pan/steamer for 15 minutes until firm.