Ammini Kozhukattai/Mani Kozhukattai

Today is the final day of Blogging Marathon #17 for this week and the recipe is a simple yet delicious and cute looking ammini kozhukattai.
Usually this kozhukattai is made from left over dough which is made for purana kozhukattai but today I made this one with the freshly ground rice.
My grand mother makes this one with the freshly ground rice which is more tasty and soft but it can be prepared with the rice flour in a jiffy.Here goes the recipe......


Raw rice/paccharisi1cup
Moong dhal/paasiparuppu2tbs
Red chilly/varamilagai3-4nos.
Mustard seeds/kadugu1/2tsp
Urad dhal1tsp
Curry leaves/karivepillai1sprig
Asafoetida/perungayam generous pinch
Saltto taste

                               Soak the raw rice for atleast 2 hours and meanwhile cook the moong dhal in a pressure cooker or microwave till soft and keep aside.
Grind the rice soaked rice with enough salt,2tbs of grated coconut and 1/2cup of water to a fine paste.
Heat 11/2cups of water in a pan and add a tsp of oil,once the water starts boiling add the ground paste and mix it till it gets cooked and the water get evaporated(as shown in the picture).Let it cool.
After cooling grease the palms and pinch a small portion( small grape size),make a smooth ball with the dough.
Steam it for 10-13 minutes in a steamer or cooker.
Heat  pan with 2tsp of oil,splutter the mustard seeds,urad dhal then add the red chillies,asafoetida and curry leaves.Now add the remaining grated coconut and the cooked moong dhal,a pinch of salt.Saute it for a minute and add the cooked balls into it,toss it well.Put off the stove.
Ammini kozhukattai is ready to serve.


  • Adding the cooked moong dhal is purely optional.
  • The quantity of water depends on the quality of rice used,if it is too watery then keep it in the flam and mix it for one more minute.
  • If you are using the rice flour to make the kozhukattai,add the boiled water to the rice flour and mix it with a spatula.
  • The red chillies can be sustituted with finely chopped green chillies.
Check out the blogging marathon page for bloggers participate in BM#17.


Looks so tempting and these cute kozhukattais are nicely done that I feel like grabbing them from screen.

Lovely, love those cute little delicious ammini kozhukkattai. nicely done with tempting clicks :)

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wow tempting and cute kozhukattais .....

Healthy and cute kozhukkattai~

This is something new for me but it looks super duper yummy & I'm gonna steal your recipe Nalini......will try this soon& what to say about the are amazing & full of life. Thanks for the step by step pics as well .

Steamed balls are tempting.. You have patience girl, look at those balls, all evenly shaped..

wow!!look so soft and tempting...lovely snaps

they look so cute and delicious.

Ammini Kozhukattai looks so cute and yummy..

so cute and delicious kozhukattais :)

Yummmy kozhukattai..superb click,nalini

Wish to have some anytime,one of our family favourite,am yet to post it.

so cute n yummy kozhukkattai...

looks tempting and so cute:)

Lovely presentation...kozhukattais look really cute

they look very tempting Nalini!

Ammini kozhukattai looks so cute n u have shaped them well n perfectly...i usually add idly podi to it, nice idea n a healthy choice to add moongdal to it...looks too good!!
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Looks so cute and yummy.Nice clicks..

Looks so perfect, bookmarked it

Flavourful and yummy kozhukattais

I tried these yesterday Nalini & they came out so well & were so delicious we coudln't stop eating them.
Thanks for sharing the step by step pics . I sent you an email with the picture I had taken.
Thanks again.

Looks incredible and super tempting..

Hi Nalini,

can u pls tell me what state this dish belongs to.....

Mani kozhukattai recipe is new variety recipe and very tasty. Good Snacks recipes are giving to you and healthy also. Thanks U.

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