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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.
ammini - kozhukattai


  • 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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