Rice Rava And Pidi Kozhikottai/ Rice grits dumpling

For this months blog hop i cooked from cooksjoy.com . It is owned by Vardhini When i saw so many wonderful traditional indian recipes there i knew what i wanted to try . I decided to prepare the  Pidi Kozhikottai.

Rice Rava
Raw Rice / Paccha Ari - 1/2 cup
Toor Dal - 1 tbsp
Cumin seeds  - 1/8 tsp
Whole Red Chili - 1

  1. Soak dal and rice separately for twenty to thirty minutes.
  2. Drain and keep aside for another 30 minutes.
  3. Take dal and cumin in a food processor or mixer.
  4. Pulse for a two  times.
  5. Add rice and red chilli and pulse again for two to three times.
  6. The texture of the mixture should be coarse like rava or grits

Pidi Kozhikottai
Ghee - 1 tsp
Pure Hing/Asafetida - a pinch
Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Urad Dal - 1/2 tsp
Chana Dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry Leaves - a few
Fresh Coconut - 1 tbsp ,grated
Rice Rava - 3/4 cup
Water - 11/2 cups
  1. Heat a deep and add ghee and then hing
  2. To it add the chana dal and mustard.
  3. When mustard starts poping add the urad dal.
  4. When urad dal turns golden add coconut and water.
  5. When it starts boiling add the rice rava slowly and mix well.
  6. Reduce heat to the lowest level and cover and cook.
  7. When all the water is absorbed switch of the flame.
  8. When mixture is cool to handle make small kozhikottai.
  9. Steam the them for 15 minutes.
  10. Serve with chutney or chutney podi of choice. 
Shaping the Kozhikottai
Take a small portion of dough.
Roll it like a ball and give it a ablong shape by slightly pressing between fingers and palm.

Sending this to "Blog-Hop-Wednesdays" at tickling palates.


  1. Thanks for trying out the kozhukattai. It looks yummy.


  2. delicious and very different recipe..thanks for sharing..

  3. I have never made this but sounds delicious preparation

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  4. Yummy and delicious recipe. looks awesome !!
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  5. Wat a healthy and super filling dish,excellent choice from Vardhini's space Nisha.

  6. very delicious snacks..looks yummm

  7. Awesome looking dishes... beautifully made and presented..:))

  8. Looks yum that platter is very tempting ...nice recipe

  9. Yummy preparation, I like this savory kozhukattai..

  10. that's interesting, looks delicious, very new for me.

  11. Nice. Like the banana leaf kind of a plate too.

  12. I made this long back, now after seeing yours i am so tempted n going to make it for tomorrow's breakfast...lovely preparation!!

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  14. Definitely I need to prepare this because I loved this kozhikottai.

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