August 09, 2014

Ammani Kozhukattai (Steamed Rice balls)

This traditional recipe is a favourite tea time snack of our family. My mother in law is an expert in making varieties of Kozhukattais  and this is a healthy option when compared to fried snacks...


Raw rice            -   1cup

Grated coconut  -   1/4 cup

Green chilli        - 2 to 3 nos.

Mustard seeds    - 1 tspn

Asafoetida          - a pinch

Sesame seed oil  - 1 tbspn


Curry leaves       - few

Required salt


Soak raw rice for 3 to 4 hours. Grind it to a smooth thin batter. In a pan pour this batter. Add oil and required salt and keep stirring till it leaves the sides of the pan and rolls like a ball. Switch off. After it cools down knead the dough. Add grated coconut  to this.In a pan heat 1 tspn oil and add mustard seeds. After it splutters add chopped green chillies, asafoetida , curry leaves and add this to the dough. Mix well. Grease your palm and make small balls. Place it in a idli plate and steam it for 10-12 minutes. Ammani kozhukattai is ready to be served.


  • You can even add idli podi to the dough and steam instead of green chillies.

  • Processed rice flour can be used instead of soaking and grinding raw rice. Add the flour to boiling water and mix well.