Spicy Kozhukattai

Spicy kozhukattai is a South Indian dish made with rice flour dough filled with a spicy mixture. Here’s a recipe to make spicy kozhukattai:

Spicy Kozhukattai

Recipe by S Kamala
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Course: SnacksCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Easy


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Learn how to make spicy kozhukattai, a delicious South Indian dish filled with a spicy mixture, using this easy and flavorful recipe.


  • Parboiled Rice – 2 cups

  • Red Chillies – 4

  • Asafotida – ¼ teaspoon

  • Mustard – ½ teaspoon

  • Urad dhal – 1 teaspoon

  • Coconut gratings – 2 tablespoons

  • Curry Leaves – few

  • Oil – 1 tablespoon

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste


  • Soak the rice in water for about 4 hours.
  • Wash and drain the excess water.
  • Grind the rice with red chillies, asafotida and salt to make a coarse paste.
  • Heat oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds. When they pop, add urad dal and curry leaves and fry for a while.
  • Add the rice paste and stir well until it forms a thick dough.
  • Add fresh coconut gratings and mix well. Let it cool down.
  • Make small lemon-sized balls and flatten them gently with your fingers.
  • Arrange them on a greased idli plate and steam for ten minutes.

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