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Sep 2, 2011

Ammini Kozhukattai - Sweet n Savory

           Hi dear friends, hope you all had a great Ganesh chathurthi Celebration.I was little busy n tired with all work n pooja arrangements.The work was simple but with two naught boys everything made to be complex n tough for me to handle.Somehow i managed n had a pleasant pooja with delicious recipes offered to god n finally enjoyed by our family n friends :)
             Coming to this ammini Kozhukattai, this was introduced to us by our neighbor Maami.For about 12 years we lived in Agraharam only, so all our neighbors were maami aunties only.My mom learnt so many recipes , tips n tricks from her.And from my mom i learnt everything.During my higher secondary days i use to keep fasting for Karthigai Viratham, Friday Viratham...I followed these two virathams strictly. On fasting days, Morning no food , afternoon we use to do Padaiyal n offer food to Lord Murugan n then we will have just milk for  dinner. so evening time when I return from school my mom use to make this ammini kozhukattai with idly milagai podi . I like this mild n yummy steamed snack any time.
                Recently I happen to see the sweet version of ammini kozhukattai which was entirely new to me.As I love sweets, I tried n enjoyed this.I saw this sweet ammini kozhukattai recipe from Ammupatti's Thought. she posted this authentic recipe with an interesting story.I would request my friends n readers to visit her space to know the story behind it. Now to the recipes...

For Sweet Ammini Kozhukattai
  1. Rice Flour   1 cup
  2. Jaggery    3/4 cup
  3. Water 1 and 1/2 cup
  4. Coconut    1 tbsp(shredded)
  5. Cardamom   3 no.s(crushed)
  6. Salt    a pinch
  • Heat a pan and dry roast the rice flour till flavor comes but do not burnt and transfer to a plate.
  • On the same pan add the stained jagerry syrup and bring to boil.
  • Once it starts boiling add the cardamom and shredded coconut mix well.
  • And then add roasted rice flour and keep stirring until it starts leaving the sides of the pan.(make sure there is no lumps)
  • Then switch off the stove and cover the dough n leave for few minutes.
  • Once it get lightly cooled but still warm, make small round or desired shape balls and arrange in idly plates.
  • Steam it for 10-12 minutes and then its ready to offer god or serve warm.

              Savory ammini Kozhukattai can be made easily with the left over Stuffed Kozhukattai dough.Tjis is so simple n easy to make.this is a guilt free n healthy steamed snack for tea time.

For Savory Ammini Kozhukattai
  1. Rice Flour   1 cup
  2. Water   1 cup + 3/4 Cup 
  3. Salt     1/4 tsp or less
  4. Oil    1 tsp
To temper
  1. Oil    1-2 tsp
  2. Mustard  seeds   1/4 tsp
  3. Urad  dal   2 tsp
  4. Curry leaves    few
  5. Dry red chillies   1 (broken)
  6. Hing   a pinch
  7. Idly milagai podi    to taste(optional)
  • I used regular store bough rice flour for this ammini kozhukattai.
  • First using 1 cup of water mix the rice flour to a smooth paste n keep aside.
  • Bring 1 and 1/4 cup of water to boil  with adding salt n tsp of oil.
  • Once it starts boiling add the rice flour paste n keep stirring until it form a thick n smooth dough.
  • Allow the dough to set for for few minutes and when its warm make a small round balls of it.
  • Arrange it in a greased idly plate or any vessel and steam it for 15 minutes.
  • After that allow to cool the mini kozhukattai completely.
  • Then heat oil in a pan and add the tempering ingredients and fry lightly.
  • Now add the steamed kozhukattai and fry well n add idly milagai podi and toss it well.
  • Thats it ...ammini kozhukattai is ready to offer God or serve hot.

Sending this recipe to the events,Serve it series- Steamed @ Krithi's kitchen and also to the event," Foods for fasting - Vrat ka Khana special" by Kalyani(sizzling Tastebuds)


  1. Cute kozhukattais Sangee .. I made the savory ammini ones today.


  2. This recipe name's really new to me,Plain store bought rice flour u used right?Pic r too gud.U got "Banana Leaf" in indian store ahh??

  3. very cute sangee. love them absolutely.


  4. the cuties look adorable- loved both the sweet n savoury version !

  5. Yummm....!!! Love the savory ones more..Adding the podi is a nice idea :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  6. Sweet ammini kozhukaatai sounds interesting and new to me...yummy looking both the kozhukattais

  7. both r my fav n they r so good n yumm

  8. luv both versions of your kozhukattai..looks yummy too,pass me the platter..real tasty ones!!!

  9. I could have that whole plate of the savory kinds myself - looks so YUMMMMEEEE :)

  10. Lots of food during the festive season hmm it takes nearly a week to get back to routine sangee :) Kozhukattais are amazing, liked both the versions dear. Pics are so catchy.

  11. Both looks super irresistible, feel like having a whole plate of sweet kozhukattais..

  12. Loved both the spicy and savory version.I am sure Lord Ganesha was so pleased with this offering.

  13. looks yum Sangee ! thanks for linking it to the event !

  14. I made these last week it's our family fav both versions looks good.

  15. sweet and spicy kozhukattais are looking very delicious, they look so cute n yummy dear..

  16. Kozhukattai looks fabulous, love both the version:)


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