Rava Kozhukattai/Rava Pidi kozhukattai

For the alphabet R,I decided to make something with rava aka semolina.But I have blogged most of the rava recipes in Tamil cuisine.
When I was going through the cook books and hand written recipes,rava kozhukattai caught my attention.
The method of making this kozhukattai is same as upma kozhukattai,whereas rava/semolina is used instead of rice.Both sweet and savory versions can be made with semolina.As we had lot of sweet dishes in the previous week I made the savory version.Soon share the sweet version.This is a great option for evening snack and I served with coconut chutney.Lets move on to the  recipe............

                                                          Rava Kozhukattai/Rava Pidi Kozhukattai

   Basic Information

   Preparation time ~ 10 minutes
   Soaking time ~ 10 minutes
   Cooking time ~ 20 minutes
   Makes ~ 15-17



Semolina/rava/white semolina
3/4 cup
Moong dhal/paasiparuppu
2-3 tbs 
Coconut (finely chopped)
3 tbs
Mustard seeds/kadugu
1 tsp
Urad dhal/uluthamparuppu
1.5 tsp
generous pinch
Green chilly/pachamilagai
2(finely chopped)
1 tsp
Hot water
2 cups
Coriander leaves(finely chopped)
1 tbs
Curry leaves/karivepillai
few leaves
2 tsp

  • Heat the oil in a pan and splutter the mustard seeds,add the urad dhal,let it fry.Add in green chillies,curry leaves and the asafoetida.Now add the semolina and fry it for couple of minutes in a medium flame.Add the soaked moong dhal.
  • Mix it well and to this add the hot water, give it a mix,add the salt.
  • Let it cook for 2-3 minutes or till the water gets absorbed.Add the finely chopped coconut and coriander leaves to it and put off the flame.Mix it well and let it cool down for 3-4 minutes. 
  • Meanwhile grease the idly plate with few drops of oil and keep it asideNow take a big gooseberry size of prepared dough in the hand and close it with fingers and make a fist.
  • Arrange the prepared kozhukattai on the idly plate.Also keep the idly pot on the stove with water and let the water boils for 2-3 minutes.Once the water gets boiled,keep the plate inside.Cook it for 3-4 minutes or till it gets cooked completely,put off the flame.Take out the plate and let it rest for a minute.Remove the cooked kozhukattai from the plate.
  • Serve it warm with coconut chutney

  • Instead of making fist(pidi) shape,it can be rolled into balls.
  • Grated coconut can be used instead of pieces.
  • The amount of water depends on the quality of the rava,if the rava is on the coarser side then need little more water to cook.
  • Do not cook the kozhukattai for long time,also while steaming the kozhukattai the water in the steamer/idly pot should be boiling.


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Beautifully shaped kozhukattai and a lovely setup. Very nicely done and captured.

Would love to have some, serve me with some spicy onion chutney, i can finish this kozhukattais anytime.

this is so new to me... for my kids especially when they refuse upma, guess I can make this ! bookmarked...

pretty pics nalini, so beautifully presented. We too love this with some yumm tomato chutney

My kids love these kozhukottai. I am sure I will make these as well.

Love this dish and it makes a quick meal. In Andhra, we make this with rice rava and call it undrallu.

Like Suma said, these look a lot like Andhra undrallu, except they are made with rice rava. Lovely clicks Nalini.

I just saw Gayathri's Rava Idli and now this. It is so wonderful of you to make such easy and quick recipes using very basic kitchen pantry essentials. Great share :)

these look flavorful and delicious and healthy since its a steamed snack

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