Pidi Kozhukattai

Pidi Kozhukattai is a traditional neivedhyam dish we do for Vinayakar Chaturti. Very simple to make and yet delicious. I used to concoct Pidi kozhukattai along with Thengai Purna kozhukatai as neivedhyam for Lord Vinayaka on Vinayaka Chaturti.

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Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time30mins 


Rice flour1 Cup
Grated Jaggery1Cup
Moongdal2 teaspoon
Cardamom Powder1/4 teaspoon
Grated Coconut1 tablespoon

Pidi Kozhukattai
Pidi Kozhukattai

  1. Heat the pan and fry the rice flour till it becomes red color and keep it aside
  2. Dry fry the moong dhal in pan till it gives a good aroma
  3. Add water to cook the dhal and allow it to cook for 5 mins
  4. Meanwhile in another pan add jaggery with 2 cups of water and allow the jaggery to melt completely
  5. When the dal is cooked, strain the jaggery juice and stir it well and bring the jaggery juice to boil
  6. Now add the roasted rice flour and mix it evenly. At last add cardamom powder, grated cocunut and mix it well
  7. Allow the mixture to cool and then make small balls (its not actually a ball, check the picture) out of the mixture and steam cook the balls by placing it in a idli plate and keep it in pressure cooker for 5 mins
  8. Now the mouth-watering Pidi Kozhukattai is ready for neivedhyam and also for serving.
  9. Pidi Kozhukattai
    Pidi Kozhukattai

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Can I use rice flour instead of soaked raw rice?

Yes sure, you can also try with rice flour.

Your recipes are genuine, very helpful .Thank you very much

My amma used to make pidi kozhukattai using rice dough left from purna kozhukattai and a wee bit of purnam. mix it together and make pidi kozhukattai

Can we use karamani instead moongdhal

Nice receipies and useful

Yes we can use karamani as we do for karadaya nonbu adai



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