Upma Kozhukattai

As Vinayagar Chaturthi is around the corner wanted to share some kozhukattai recipes which we make.
Upma kozhukkatai can be made in two ways,one with the processed rice rava/cream of rice and the recipe is here.
But today's recipe is with freshly ground rice and dhal mixture,now off to the recipe......


Raw rice/pacharisi 1cup
Toor dhal/thuvaram paruppu1tbs
Coconut bits1tbs(optional)
Red chilly/varamilagai3-4(break into pieces)
Curry leaves/karivepillai1sprig
Salt 11/4tsp
Oil 1tbs

For the tempering
Mustard seeds/kadugu 1tsp
Urad dhal/ulutham paruppu11/2tsp
Channa dhal/kadalparuppu11/2tsp
Asafoetida/perungayama pinch


  • Soak the rice and dhal for an hour then completely drain the water.Now put it in a blender and pulse it to 15 seconds.The consistency should be bit coarse like wheat rava.
    • Heat a pan with oil and crackle the mustard seeds,then add in the urad and channa dhal.The add the asafoetida,now add the red chilly and grated coconut,coconut bits,saute it for a minute.
      • Now add 13/4cups of water and salt,let it boil.Once the water started boiling add the ground rice and dhal mixture and stir it well.

      • Cook it covered in a medium flame for 2-3 minutes or till it gets cooked.Put off the fire,let it come to warm.Pinch out a small lemon sized ball,keep in the palm and close finger tightly to make fist.
      • Continue it for the rest of the batter and arrange it in a idly plate and steam for 7-10 minutes.
      • Serve it warm.


      • The consistency of the rice is personal preference,if you want you can grind it fine .
      • Addition of coconut bits ii optional since we like it I add it.
      • Instead of red chillies ,green chillies can be used.
      • This can be made with out dhal aslo.


      love this savory kozhukattai anytime, your presentation brings the festive mood..nice :)

      my all time favorite ! we call it as pidi kozhukattai ! except the dal part ! lovely photography !

      Nice presentation dear..healthy option

      very very inviting upma kozhukattai :) looks super delicious and lovely presentation dear :)

      very yummy and healthy upma kozhukattai aks... love the presentation...

      Post a Comment

      Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


      Twitter Delicious Facebook Digg Stumbleupon Favorites More