Friday, December 17, 2010

Kozhukattai /Uppu Urundai / Kaara Kozhukattai & Vella Kozhukattai

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Uppu Urundai / Kara Kozhukattai & Vella Kozhukattai
Kozhukattai is undeniably one of the tastiest Indian foods...!
This is also popularly known as Modaks. This very quick and easy to prepare snack is made from rice flour. We can make this as a sweet or hot one. 
The sweet kozhukattai is flavorful with coconut and jaggery filling. The hot ones are spicy and tasty with the seasonings added to it.
This dumplings are made for special occasions like  Ganesh Chathurthi. 
But in my home, it is a frequent choice, as my kids absolutely adore the taste. So, I never hesitate to make this delicious dumplings...!!!
Here comes the favorite recipe..!
  • Raw rice                        - 2 cups
  • Oil                                - 1 tbsp
  • Salt to taste
For Filling:  ( Sweet Kozhukattai )
  • Ghee                            - 1 tbsp
  • Sesame seeds              - ½ cup
  • Coconut grated             - 1 tbsp
  • Cashew                        - 6 to 8
  • Jaggery powdered        - 1 small cup
  • Fried gram                    - 2 tbsp
  • Cardamom                    - 2
For Seasoning  ( Kara Kozhukattai )
  • Mustard                        - ¼ tsp
  • Cumin                           - ½ tsp
  • Split urad dal                - ½ tsp
  • Gram dal                       - 1 tsp
  • Asafetida                      - a pinch
  • Curry leaves                  - 4 or 5
  • Red chilly                      - 1
  • Onion chopped             - ½ cup
  • Coconut pieces             - 2 tbsp
For preparing dough:
  • Wash and soak raw rice for 1 hour.
  • Drain the water and grind it to fine paste in blender.
  • Add little water as required.
  • Take aside and keep.
  • Now boil 1 cup of water with a pinch of salt and a tsp of gingely oil.
  • When water starts boiling, reduce the flame , add the grinded rice paste.
  • Stir continuously till it forms a soft dough.
  • Turn off the flame and allow the dough to cool.
Divide  the  dough  into  two  portions  for  Hot  N  Sweet  Kozhukattai:
Lets make the Sweet Kozhukattai now:

  1. Dry roast the sesame seeds.
  2. Allow to cool.
  3. Grind it to coarse pwd by adding cashew, jaggery, fried gram and cardamom.
  4. Heat a tbsp of ghee.
  5. Add this poornam / filling and sauté for a minute.
  6. Now sweet poornam ready.
  7. Take a small lemon sized ball from the dough.
  8. Apply oil to palms and press the dough softly to make a disc in your palm.
  9. Place half a spoon full of the filling carefully.
  10. Close disc to make a smooth ball.
  11. Do the same with the remaining dough.
  12. Place all the sweet dumplings in greased idly plate
  1. Steam cook for 10 to 12 mins
  1. Delicious , healthy Vella / Sweet kozhukattai ready to enjoy now..
Lets prepare now the Hot n Spicy 
kara kozhukattai:
  1. Heat a tbsp of oil in a fry pan.
  2. Add mustard, cumin, split urad dal, gram dal, asafetida, curry leaves and red chilly
  3. Allow to splutter, add chopped onion pieces, sauté till it turns golden and add coconut pieces.
  4. Add this seasoning to the second portion of dough, add salt  and mix completely.
  5. Take small lemon size portion from the dough & make it to round dumplings.
  6. Steam cook in oil greased idly cooker for about 10 to 12 mins.
  1. Tasty Kara Kozhukattai /  Uppu Urundai is ready too to enjoy..!
Meet you in next post…until then,


  1. amazing!!1!! white colour looking soothing beautiful

  2. yumm yumm yumm :) they look so perfect in shape and tempting too :)

  3. Appealing pictures! Very healthy snack!

  4. I loved both the spicy and the sweet.Can you also store these for some days?

  5. Lovely snacks, love the spicy and sweet ones ...

  6. Thanks friends for visiting my space. YOur feedback encourages a lot..:)

  7. U make me to remember my mom jay....

  8. Hy Kavitha,
    Thank you for your encouraging comments. It can be stored, but you have to refrigerate, in case of storing it more than couple of days.

  9. Looks so appetizing ,never tried this recipe,interesting one !!

  10. Always Mom s taste are the best Savitha..

  11. looks yummy and delicious...

  12. Jay ....... the dumplings look so delicious. I am going to try this recipe soon.


  13. I think, next to Lord ganesh ,am the one who loves kozhukattai that much and i can eat a lotttt @ once..U made me craving for this delicious kozhukattai..

  14. Looks so appetizing..yummy yum

  15. I know I would love these. They look amazingly delicious. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

  16. Hey, that is a nice mix of both. Usually, we do those separately, I mean savory ones and sweet ones, but all in one sounds delish.

  17. Delicious Kozhukattai. Love both version.

  18. Oh...Its been ages since I had them.... ooohhh!!

  19. Count me in too Shanavi...its my all time fav..:)

  20. Thank you dearies for stopping by..:))

  21. the kozhakattais look so tempting that can I grab some from the plate?

  22. awesome and so so neatly made.

  23. Wow..this was my favorite.My mother used to make them for me. Sometimes she used to stuff jack fruit preserve also.

  24. Very tempting and my fav dumplings, feel like having some.

  25. thank you Jay for linking this looks delicious

  26. yum yum...dumplings looks cute and tempting...nice presentation

  27. Jay ,come and collect ur award dear.......

  28. Thanx for the award Savitha..:)

  29. Hy Friends,
    Thanx for dropping by & Plz be around.
    Have a great weekend..:)

  30. The kozhukattai looks gobbleworthy! How cute!

  31. Super tempting kozhukattais Jay! I just love them ;)

  32. Oh I've never seen this but I can imagine how delicious it is!

  33. Perfect entry looks so delicious.

  34. U have a lovely space here... these undrallu look so good.. we call that in our area :)
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and ur appreciation.. am following u too... :)

  35. Jay, this looks really yummy! I prefer to eat this with ginger flavour sweet soup. Lovely!
    Hope you're enjoying your day.
    Blessings, Kristy

  36. Love them ,they look delicious

  37. Love this recipe. Very new for me.

  38. whoa, amazing !!! Simply delicious looking..must try this!

    US Masala

  39. Hi Jay, This my favorite dish. Good Explanations.

    நல்ல அருமையான விளக்கம் தோழி. இது எனக்கு பிடித்தமான உணவு... இங்கு (INDIA ) அனைவருக்கும் தெரிந்த செய்திதான் என்றாலும் சில புதிய தகவல்களும் தரப்பட்டிருக்கிறது. அந்த முறைகளையும் என் தாயிடம் சொல்லி செய்யசொல்கிறேன். எப்படி ருசிக்கிறது என்று உண்டுவிட்டபிறகு சொல்கிறேன்.

    நட்புடன் ராஜ்குமார்.

  40. This is too perfect....slurp!!

  41. Love both of them...feel like grabbing some!!

  42. Wow!! Yummy Yummy...I love kozhakatais especially the sweet one...

  43. Uppu kozhukatais and the sweet kozhukatais looks delicious and tempting.

  44. oh they looks awesome and very delicious wish to grab few of those :)


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