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Pidi Kozhukattai – Sweet

Pidi Kozhukattai – Sweet

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Recipe by S Kamala Course: SweetsCuisine: Indian, TamilDifficulty: Medium


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A traditional sweet made during the Karthigai festival


  • Rice flour – 2 cups

  • Jaggery powdered – 1 cup

  • Coconut gratings – ½ cup

  • Cardamom powder – 1 teaspoon

  • Ghee – 2 teaspoon


  • Fry the rice flour in a dry kadai till nice aroma comes out and keep aside.
  • Add 2 cups water to the jaggery and bring to boil. When it starts boiling, remove it and strain it.
  • Put the jaggery water in a thick bottomed vessel and again bring to boil. When it starts boiling, reduce the heat and slowly add fried rice flour and stir continuously.
  • Then add coconut gratings and cardamom powder and mix well till it forms a thick dough. Remove and cool it.
  • Apply little ghee in your palm. Take out a small lemon size dough and make a ball. Keep it in your palm just press it by your fingers. Finish all the dough like this.
  • Grease idli plate with ghee and keep the kozhukattai in the idli plate and steam it for ten to fifteen minutes.


  • You can also add a tablespoon of fried green gram dhal powder to the rice flour and make the kozhukattai.
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