Spicy Oats Kozhukattai

This kozhukattai is made with Oats, coconut gratings and garnished with other spices like idli milagai podi.

  • Idli Milagai Podi

    Difficulty: Easy

    This spicy powder goes well with idli and dosa. It is usually mixed with gingelly (sesame seed) oil when serving with idli or dosa.

Spicy Oats Kozhukattai

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


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This kozhukattai is made with Oats, coconut gratings and garnished with other spices like idli milagai podi


  • Oats – 1 cup

  • Rice flour – 1 cup

  • Coconut gratings – 1/2 cup

  • Salt – 1/2 teaspoon or as per taste

  • For seasoning:
  • Oil – 2 teaspoons

  • Mustard – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Bengal gram dhal – 1 teaspoon

  • Onion chopped – one to two tablespoons

  • Curry Leaves – few

  • Pepper powder – 1/2 teaspoon

  • Idli Milagai Podi – 1 teaspoon


  • Grind the oats to a fine powder and mix with rice flour. Add salt and coconut gratings. Bring two cups of water to boil and add little by little to the flour and make a soft dough (like chapati dough). Make lemon size balls and keep it aside.
  • In a thick bottomed vessel pour enough water (say about 5 to 6 cups) and bring to boil. When it starts boiling, gently drop 3 to 4 balls. Reduce to heat to medium. Allow to cook for two minutes.
    Then add another 4 balls. Repeat this till you finish all the balls.
    Gently stir using a flat spoon.
    Allow to cook in low heat for five to ten minutes.
    You can also check one ball with a spoon whether it is cooked well in the middle also.
    Remove from stove and take out all the balls from the water.
  • Put a kadai on the stove and add oil. When it is hot, add mustard seeds. When it pops up add bengal gram dhal and fry till it turns light brown.
  • Then add chopped onion and curry leaves and fry for a while.
  • Then add the cooked balls and sprinkle the pepper powder and Idli Milagai Podi and mix well.
  • Remove from stove and serve as evening snack.


  1. Anju Kutty

    Wow…were do you get receipes like this???Do you dream them up in your sleep…simply awesome….. 😀

  2. Hello Kamala,

    I tried this recipe and it was too good.. you come out with nice ideas, and i always check for new items 🙂

  3. Hi Indira,

    Nice to hear that you tried this recipe and came out well.

  4. Divya Vikram

    Delicious way to cook oats! bookmarked this to try.

  5. Hi kamala
    I tried this recipe,came very well.excellent

  6. Hi kamala,
    I tried this recipe, it came out very wel,thanks for sharing

  7. Thank you Arthy.

  8. Respected Madam Kamala,

    I tried this spicy oats recipe for weekend dinner and we all thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful delight as it came out very well. Thanks for the well-guided step-by-step procedure.

    Vijayalakshmi Jagan

  9. Hi Vijayalakshmi Jagan,

    Thank you for your feed back.

  10. Anonymous

    What an innovative recipe!!! Way to Go!!!

  11. different recipe…i ll try ts tommorrow evening surely pa

  12. WOW ! Very innovative….Never came across such a different recipe !!

  13. I just tried it.It was very tasty.I wasn’t sure about the texture.It was bit sticky.Is that texture correct?Could u please confirm it??Did i make any mistake.??
    Very tasty.I reserved few balls before adding idli podi and gave it to my toddler,she enjoyed it. I added bit of chili flakes in the oats dough.

  14. Nithya Sukumaran

    hi kamala,

    can we steam the balls in idli cooker for 5 to 10 minutes instead of the above procedure? I am bit scared if the balls will dissolve while adding them in boiling water.

    • Hi Nithya Sukumaran,

      Yes. You can steam it in idli cooker. However, it will be slightly harder than the balls cooked in the above procedure. Moreover, you need not worry about the balls breaking in water. When you add the balls (3 to 4 at a time) in the boiling water, it will immediately harden and starts cooking. So, it will not break. You have to allow the water boils well and after adding the balls, you should not stir it immediately. The dough should also be thick. If you follow the procedure correctly, then it will not break.

  15. i tired oats kozhukkattai & oats upma. it has come out well.

    I am recommending your site to my friends.

    Post more receipes of Gravies and rice.

  16. oats kozhukattai – came out good, but I personally prefer sweet kozhukattai- so I will try to steam the kozhukattai in coconut milk with some sugar…

    Thanks Kamala for your recipe

    • Hi Christina,

      Thank you for your feed back. Yes. We can make sweet Kozhukattai too. Make a small balls and steam it and then put it in the milk. Or you can add jaggery to oats and make sweet kozhuttati. Either way it tastes good.

  17. Thank you so much Kamala.My husband was reluctant to take oats in normal way ,this is a good idea .I will try this out.I am sure he will like it .Thanks

  18. Hi Kamala,

    I tried this and it came out good as expected.
    I also tried your brinjal and cauliflower varieties ,really superb.
    Adding sambhar powder to the dishes is a different idea and it tastes good too :).Thanks.

  19. Subha ( Pune)

    Hi Kamala ji,

    Oats is good for health but cooking it in a tasy way was difficult for me but this Oats Kozhukatai” is simply XLnt ,so so tasty i did this y’day evening for snacks and today morning both my daughter and my hubby want me to do this again for Breakfast …thanks for giving us gud gud recepies ji …

  20. Superb, Really nice…….. pls give some more receipes & notes!!!

  21. Hi Mam,

  22. HI,
    Thanks for this wonderful receipe. I tried this it came out so well.. It was a quick, delicious,yummy and a diet receipe.
    Keep rocking.. Thanks again.

  23. Dear Maam , Yesterday was my first visit to your lovely blog . Mind blowing recipes …loved your innovative Oats recipes . Thank you so much .Will try out and surely let you know .With regards, maya

  24. I tried this recipe and my family enjoyed it! Thanks a lot for such healthy and tasty recipes.

    The taste was good but the kozhukkattai was a little bit sticky inside. May be it was not cooked well?! What is the right ‘patham’ to take out the oats balls from the boiling water?

    • Hi Kalpagam,

      Once the balls are floating on top, you can take out a ball and test it by inserting a knife or breaking it into two. Moreover, the oats kozhukattai will be a bit stickly only because of its nature.

  25. S.Ranganathan

    Great Recipe information.

  26. Dear Kamala Akka,

    I have been visiting your we site only since a week and I am already a fan of yours. 🙂

    I have decided to try all your recipes one by one and not even leave one untried. that’s the kind of inspiration that I get reading your recipes.

    every morning I start wondering what to make for breakfast and that continues till dinner. your recipes seem to be the best solution for me!..
    each time I try one of your recipes, I will surely come back to post my feedback.

    you are fabulous Akka and the innovative recipe ideas u have are too good!!..

    u will hear from me soon.


  27. Hey Kamala the recipe is really good. Love your site. Need a small tip. The kozhukattai i made was hard .i used the same measures you mentioned. Is there any way they can turn out to be soft and fluffy?

    • Hi Aarti,

      This Oats Kozhukattai is little harder than the rice kozhukattai. Since oats is sticky, the kozhukattai is hard. You can eat it hot.

  28. revathymuthu

    Hi Kamala
    I visited your site today for the first time, and tried oats kozhukattai. It was very tasty and a healthy snack. Thanks

    Keep posting interesting recipes

  29. Hi Kamala, recently came across your website. An excellent website for traditonal south Indian recipe.
    I tried the spicy oats kozhukattaai for the first time and it turned out really well just by following your instructions. Also my family liked it!!
    I was wondering if it would be possible for you to include the preparation and cooking time, number of servings. This would be helpful for someone who is trying out your recipe for the first time.
    Do you have any specific recipes for diabetics or would you be able to put in a section specifically with recipes for diabetics including sweets? That would be really helpful.
    Thank you for taking the time to write out these recipes. Keep posting new recipes for us!!

    • Hi Nirmala,

      Welcome to our site. Thank you for writing. I have already included cookingtime and number of servings on top of the recipe. Please check the right corner on top of the recipe.

      I do not have any specific diabetics recipe. However, you can try ragi recipes and oats/corn meal recipes.

  30. Hi Kamala
    Just made this dish for Navarathri. Superb!!!!
    Unfortunately my husband and I have polished off 1/2 of it. But then the guests can eat the pepper rice…..
    Thank you for this recipe
    Now I wonder if it would work with Quinoa instead of oatmeal? Any thoughts on that?
    Thank you for all your wonderful recipes. I accidentally stumbled on your website last week and have already tried out 5 dishes alreadt!
    Today I also made the beetroot banana kesari but with the entire beetroot.
    Thanks again

  31. Manisha Sharma

    Perfect recipes from Oats…will try for sure

  32. Awesome recipe. Can I use oats flour instead of grinding the oats..

  33. Wonderful & much needed receipes of Oat’s.. Will surely try them… 🙂

  34. I tried it . It was really awesome.Thank you . I want more oats receipes.

  35. hi mam.i preparef this.really good

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