Ammini Kozhukattai , made  from the left over kozhukattai maavu(outer layer) while making Modakam for ganesh Chaturthi.  This ammini kozhukattai itself makes a tiffin or snack and it is a quite a healthy and addictive snack too. Though there are different version of making this ammini kozhukattai I am sharing the one which my mom usually makes at home. Check out the notes to see the different ways of making ammini kozhukattai.
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Ammini kozhukattai recipe
Ammini kozhukattai recipe

  • Recipe Cusine: Indian
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook time: 20 Minutes
  • Serves: 4
  • Author: Jeyashri
  • Recipe Category: Lunch | Dinner
  • Description: Ammini Kozhukattai , made from the left over kozhukattai maavu(outer layer) while making Modakam for ganesh Chaturthi.
     Rice flour   1 cup
     Salt  1/2 tsp
     Water   to make the dough
     Sesame oil  2 tsp
    Coconut oil  1 tblsp
    Mustard  seeds  1/2 tsp
    Urad dal  1 tsp
    Curry leaves  few
    Idli milagai podi   3- 4 tsp
    Coconut  2 tblsp
ammini kozhukattai

Method with step by step pictures :

  • Boil the water by adding salt and sesame oil to it.
  • Keep the rice flour|idiyappam flour in a wide bowl.
  • When the water comes to a rolling boil,slowly add the water to the flour.
  • Normally for idiyappam flour it will take 1 and 1/4 cup of water for 1 cup of flour. But for store bought rice flour it will be little less.
  • Just mix with a spoon while adding water.
  • This should be of a smooth dough consistency.
    • When it is warm knead it with your hands and add a tsp of sesame oil if you want.
    • Cover with a moist cloth to avoid dryness.
    • Grease your hands with oil and make a small size balls out of the rice flour dough.( I am not good in making even sized balls)
    • Steam this in a greased idli plates for 8 minutes in medium flame.
    • Heat a pan and add the coconut oil.
    • Temper with mustard seeds and curry leaves.
    • Add the steamed balls to this and add the idli milagai podi.
    • Gently mix it well.
    • Add coconut to this and mix well. 
    • Check for salt.
    • Enjoy this guilt free snack for evening tiffin.
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    • Do not over steam this kozhukattais as it will turn hard and chewy.
    • Instead of Idli Milagai Podi you can add redchilli powder while kneading the dough and make balls. the rest of the procedure is same.
    • You can add pepper powder to the seasoning and make it as pepper ammini kozhukattai.
    • Thengai molagapodi can be added and in that case you can skip the coconut.
    • Alternatively while tempering mustard seeds chopped green chilies or red chilies can be added to give spicyness to the ammini kozhukattais.

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    1. Wow awesome!! Looks too delectable dear :)

    2. Love this cute savoury ones..looks yumm

    3. Very tempting Ammini kozhukattai

    4. Nice n yummy kozhukottai..looks delicious

    5. Cute and delicious kozhukattais..yum..

    6. Looks very very tempting, sounds delicious :)

    7. Yes it can be had as tiffin too. we love it :)

    8. Drool! I too make it not just when dough is left over but for tiffin because my husband likes it. Very cute and inviting.

    9. That is so cute!!! Love the stepwise - very helpful


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    10. Omg, wish to get that bowl full of this cutie balls for my snacks,drooling here.

    11. looks yummy dear... but in my home no space for ammini version becoz we r all sweet fans...
      but once i try urs...

    12. very cute and nice presentation..

    13. Looks so flavourful n these cute balls anytime!!

    14. Looks so tempting and yummy....

    15. Inviting bowl of Kozhukattai.. Happy to follow you :)

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    16. Such a simple and yummy snack..sometime i make it for breakfast:-) Its simply too cute...Nice clicks jeyashri!esp the last one

    17. Ammini kozhukattais are always cute. Nice idea of adding idly powder with this. Though we add idly powder while making morkkali, never thought of adding it to ammini kozhukattai. looks good.

    18. Love these mini kozhukattais, looks very very tempting..