Rice Pidi Kozhukattai (Steamed Rice Dumpling)

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Rice Pidi Kozhukattai (Steamed Rice Dumpling)

SERVING SIZE –3 to 4 (16 pieces)


  • Raw Rice – 1.5 cups
  • Grated Coconut – 2 tbsp
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mustered seeds – ¼ tsp
  • Urad dal (broken) – ¼ tsp
  • Moong dal – ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves – few
  • Green chili – 2 nos
  • Hing – ¼ tsp
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Salt – to taste


  • Channa dal – 1 tbsp
  • Toor dal- 1 tbsp
  • Urad dal – 1 tbsp
  • Red chili – 2 nos


  • Wash the rice and drain the water. Dry it in the paper towel or white cotton cloth. When it’s dry, grind it in the mixie until the rava consistency.

Rice Pidi Kozhukattai - Rice Drying

  • Soak the channa dal, urad and toor dal for ½ to 1 hour and drain the water. Grind it with little water and red chili to the coarse paste.
  • Take a pan and heat the oil, add mustard seeds, urad dal and moong dal. When it gets golden color, add chopped green chili, hing, grated coconut and curry leaves. Add the water and let it boil. Add the ground paste and salt, mix it well.
  • Keep the stove in the medium heat and add the prepared rice rava and mix it well. Let it cook for 2-3 minutes. Switch off the stove and let the contents become warm.
  • Mix the above upma with your hand. If it is very thick sprinkle some water and mix it well.
  • Grease the idli plates and shape this upma into oval balls with your palm. Just wet your palm with water before making the balls. Arrange the balls on the idli plates.

Rice Pidi Kozhukattai (Steamed Rice Dumpling)

  • Steam the kozhukattai/dumplings in the cooker just like the idlis. Let it cooks for 10 minutes.
  • Switch off the stove and allow cooling for 2-3 minutes. Then remove it from idli plates.
  • Serve it hot with chutney, sambar, curd or pickle.

There are 3 Comments

  1. Posted by kalavathi Reply

    How r u ?I never tried.But very nice idea.
    Rice upma turned to pidi kozhukkattai.

    I will do tO-marrow.See u in the next.

  2. Posted by jeyashrisuresh Reply

    i make arisi upma and never tried this dumplings.nice click madhu.How r u both doing?

  3. Posted by n.krishnamurthy Reply

    i am searching for this receipe, tried all vegetarian (souindian receipe i could find. thanking you it is timely help because it is cooked directly and then second time in steam
    delicious easily digestable food

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