Tag: Rice flour


Panai Olai Kozhukattai (Palm Leaf Kozhukattai)

It is specially prepared for Thirukarthigai Day (Karthigai Deepam festival) in the districts of Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli and Tuticorin. Hand-ground raw rice flour is mixed with powdered ‘karuppatti’ (palm jaggery) and coconut gratings. This flour mixture is then stuffed in the tender palm leaves and cooked in steam for a while. […]


Koozh Vadam

Koozh vadam also called in different names as vadavam, vathal, karu vadam will definitely bring back memories of our childhood, when we see these crispy pieces. It is a day long process where all the members of the family are involved in making “koozh” in large quantities, spreading and pressing […]


Sweet Boondi

Mix flour and baking soda with little water to a smooth batter (Like dosa batter). Heat oil in a heavy kadai. Hold boondi ladle with small round holes on top with one hand. With the other pour some batter all over the holes. Tap gently till all batter has fallen […]


Madras Mixture

Karaboondhi – 2 cup Omapodi – 2 cup Karasev    – 2 cup Ribbon Pakoda Aval (Poha) – one cup Chutney dhal – Half cup Ground nut – Half cup Cashew Nuts – Half cup (fried in little ghee) Red chilli powder – 1 teaspoon Asafotida powder – 1/2 teaspoon […]



Normally Idiyappam is prepared from home made rice flour. To make rice flour at home, soak 2 to 3 cups of raw rice four hours. Drain the water completely. Put it in a mixie in batches and grind to a nice powder. Put this powder in a large kadai and […]