Ammini Kozhukattai

Kozhukattais are a South Indian snack / delicacy especially prepared during festival season. They can be made either spicy or sweet. In this recipe, I have tried the spicy version of Ammini Kozhukattai which is my favorite.

The spice powder can be made by grinding red chillis with urad dal and channa dal.

Ingredients (Serves 3)

Preparation time – 5 mins
Cooking time – 20 mins
  • Rice flour/ Idiyappam flour – 3/4 cup
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Mustard – 1 tsp
  • Salt – as required
  • Sesame oil – as required
To roast and grind
  • Dried red chilli – 3, broken
  • Whole Urad dal – 1 tbsp
  • Channa dal – 1 tbsp
  • White sesame seeds – 1 tsp
  • Desiccated coconut – 2 tbsp


  • In a bowl, take the rice flour and add salt, hot water. Mix to form a soft dough with little oil and let it rest for sometime.
  • To prepare the spice powder, dry roast the red chilli, whole urad dal, channa dal and white sesame seeds.
  • Once they change color, switch off the stove and add the desiccated coconut and give a stir.
  • Let them cool down.
  • Grind the roasted ingredients coarsely.
  • Now take the prepared rice flour dough, and make very small balls out of it.
  • Grease idli / idiyappam plates with oil and steam the kozhukattais for 7 to 8 min.
  • In a pan, temper with oil and curry leaves.
  • Once they splutter, add the prepared steamed kozhukattais.
  • Add the spice powder and toss them well.

The spicy Ammini Kozhukattais are ready to be served !!!

Key points

  • Keep the rice flour dough covered when not using to preserve moisture.
  • Adjust the spice levels based on your taste. Mine was very spicy.

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