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Kara Kozhukattai/ Spicy Rice flour Dumplings

This is one of my favourite snacks. This very quick and easy to prepare recipe is also called Uppu urundai in Tamil. Kozhukattai is a snack made from Rice flour. You can make this is as a sweet or savoury. Check out the Sweet Kozhukattai Recipe. I am sure you will love it.

This uppu urundai/kara (spicy) Kozhukattai is a rice flour dumpling made for special occasions. But in my home, it is a regular snack. You can eat it with your favourite Mint Chutney.

I made this Spicy rice flour dumplings for Vinayaka chaturthi celebration. As this is a steemed dish, it is more healthy compared to other snacks. This is also called Modak or Modakam.

This recipe serves 10- 12 dumplings and takes 15 mts to prepare.

To make this Spicy Rice flour dumplings/Kara kozhukattai, all you need is

1 cup rice flour
2 tsp oil
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp urad dal
1 tsp channa dal
1 green chilli, chopped
1 broken red chilli
1/2 cup of chopped onion
Salt to taste
1 cup of water


In a pan, Add oil and mustard. When it pops, add urad,channa dal and saute.

Now add onions, red chillies and green chillies and saute them till the onion becomes light brown.

Add salt and water.

When the water boils, add the rice flour in little quantities and mix well.

Be careful not to form lumps.

Stir till it is mixed well and the rice flour is half cooked.

Remove it from the stove and make small balls of the mixture.

Steam cook these balls for 8 to 10 min.

Serve hot.


Wow, delicious dumplings dear!

I made it yest, but my recipe is different, looks delicious

Kolkoote came nice...for me everytime i wont get properly..try it your way.