Yields: 4 Servings Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 5 Mins Cook Time: 15 Mins Total Time: 20 Mins

Vinayagar chaturthi is all about Kozhukattais. All Pillayar loves this simple and easy steamed food. There are many kozhukattais/ modakams made in sweet and savory versions. While making modakam is a bit lengthy process, beginners those who stay way from home can bring a festive feel with this simple savory/kara pidi kozhukattai. It is so easy to make with simplest ingredients easily available any where. Just follow the ratio of rice flour to water as given here and you should be able to achieve a perfectly soft kozhukattai like me. Try this simplest kozhukattai for this year’s Vinayagar Chaturthi and enjoy with your family. Check the below youtube link for the sweet version of this too.


0/12 Ingredients
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  • Tempering Ingredients


0/5 Instructions
  • Heat a pan with a teaspoon of coconut oil. When hot, add all the tempering items. When they re roasted, add the grated coconut. Roast in low flame until aroma comes off.
  • Add 1.25 cups of water to it along with asafoetida powder and salt. Let it come to a rolling boil stage.
  • Add half a cup of rice flour to it. Quickly mix the flour while turning off the stove. When flour absorbs water, cover with lid and rest for 5- 10 mins.
  • While still warm, grease palms with oil and pinch out a lemon sized ball. Press between palm and shape into kozhukattai. Repeat the same for the rest of dough.
  • Arrange in a greased idli plate and steam for 4-5 mins. Serve warm.


  • I have used store -bought rice flour for this kozhukattai. You can use any variety of rice flour.
  • Roast coconut in medium flame to avoid burning at the bottom.
  • Turn off stove after adding rice flour. The heat from the pan is enough to cook the flour.

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