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Ulundhu Kozhukattai | Uppu Kozhukattai | Kara Kozhukattai
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Ulundhu Kozhukattai | Uppu Kozhukattai | Kara Kozhukattai

Ulundhu Kozhukattai is a savory variety of kozhukattai we make on the auspicious festival day of Ganesha Chaturti. The filling is made with Urad dal along with other spices.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Festival, Snacks
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian, Tamil Nadu
Servings: 20 Kozhukattai
Calories: 90kcal
Author: Sowmya Venkatachalam


  • Pressure Cooker
  • Heavy Bottomed Pan
  • Idli Steam Plates


Kozhukattai Outer Cover

For Filling

  • ½ Cup Urad Dal
  • 1 Green Chili
  • 1 tbsp Coconut Chopped or Grated
  • Salt As Needed

For Tempering

  • 2 tsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Split Urad Dal
  • Few Curry Leaves


Preparing Outer cover

  • Prepare the Kozhukattai mavu (dough) as per the instructions given in the link.

Preparation of Filling

  • Soak the urdhal in water for 30 mins and after that take the urdhal from water.
  • Add green chilli and salt and grid the urdhal in a mixer one or twice
  • Take small dumplings out of the ground dough and make small patties. Add the patties to the greased Idly plates and steam cook it in a pressure cooker for 5mins.
  • Take the cooked urdhal mixture from the pressure cooker and using your hand break the urdal mixture.

Tempering Process

  • Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and allow it to sputter
  • Once the mustard starts to sputter add split urad dal hing and urdhal mixture and mix it well and keep it aside. 
  • Make equal size urdhal mixture balls and keep it aside. Savory Filling (Uppu Puranam) ready!

Making Uppu Kozhukattai

  • Take some oil in a bowl and take little oil in a hand and then take little amount of kozhukattai dough and using the oil make it like a cup and then in the middle of it add the urdhal pooranam. Close the outer cover and keep it aside
  • Steam cook the urdhal poorna kozhukattai in pressure cooker by placing it in a idli plate for 5 mins
  • The delicious urdhal poorana kozhukattai is ready for neivedhyam as well as for serving


  1. We are cooking the Urad Dal filling and hence steam the kozhukattai only for 2-3 mins
  2. Instead of Urad dal we can substitute with moong dal or bengal gram dal
  3. Always cover the kozhukattai mavu with damp towel to make sure the dough is not dried up.


Serving: 1Kozhukattai | Calories: 90kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g