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Aval pidi kozhukattai
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Aval pidi kozhakattai recipe

Healthy steamed poha dumplings recipe
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dinner, tiffin,
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian
Keyword: healthy recipes, poha recipes
Servings: 14 kozhukattais
Author: Jeyashri suresh


  • 1 cup + 2 tbsp thick poha | aval | rice flakes
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tbsp coconut
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • ½ tsp mustard seeds
  • ½ tbsp urad dal
  • ½ tbsp chana dal
  • 2 green chili finely chopped
  • Few curry leaves finely chopped
  • Few coriander leaves finely chopped
  • Salt as needed
  • ¼ tsp asafoetida


  • Powder 1 cup of poha | aval in a mixie jar. You can just pulse this for few seconds. Let it be little coarse.
  • Wash 2 tbsp of poha in water and drain the water. Keep this aside. This will get fluffed up in few minutes. This step is optional. You can skip this too.
  • In a pan add 2 tsp of coconut oil.
  • Add mustard seeds, urad dal and chana dal to this.
  • Once the mustard splutters and the dal turns golden brown, add the chopped green chilis, coriander leaves, curry leaves and asafoetida.
  • Saute for a minute.
  • Add 1 cup of water and keep the flame to medium.
  • Add salt and let the water comes to a nice boil.
  • Once it starts boiling, lower the flame and add the coarsely powdered poha to this.
  • Mix well without any lumps. Now add the soaked aval and coconut.
  • Mix well, till everything gets well combined.
  • By now, the water must have evaporated fully.
  • Switch off the flame.
  • Once you can handle the heat, take a lemon sized portion of the aval mixture.
  • Make into oblong shaped pidi kozhukattais.
  • Heat a steamer and stem this pidi kozhukattais on a greased plate.
  • Steam for 5 minutes.
  • Once done, switch off the flame and take out after a minute.
  • Using a spoon, gently take out the pidi kozhakattais.
  • Serve with any chutney of your choice.
  • We had with kollu kara chutney.


  1. Making the aval pidi kozhukattais in coconut oil gives an excellent flavor.
    2. You can use red poha | sigappu aval for making this Aval pidi kozhukattai.