Sweet Pidi Kozhukattai

Yields: 4 Servings Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 10 Mins Cook Time: 20 Mins Total Time: 30 Mins

Kozhukattais are specialties from Tamilnadu and this Pidi Kozhukattai is a very traditional one made during Chaturthi in our household. we need the basic ingredients available in the pantry to make this Pidi kozhukattai. Unlike the modaks, they do not require poornam or filling to make them. It is more like a dump-and-go recipe, however, the measurement of flour: water: jaggery is the key to getting a perfect pidi kozhukattai. I make this Pidi kozhukattai for a quick snack when kids feel like eating kozhukattais. Try this easy and tasty pidi kozhukattai for chaturthi or as an evening snack.



0/7 Ingredients
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0/5 Instructions
  • Roast a tablespoon of moong dal. Add one cup jaggery to the pan with 3/4th cup of water. Let it dissolve. Strain for impurities.
  • Bring jaggery water to boil. Add pounded cardamom pods with one and a half teaspoons of grated coconut.
  • Add roasted moong dal. When the water boils, turn off the stove. Add rice flour immediately and quickly stir to avoid lumps. Keep the pan covered for 10 mins.
  • Grease palms with ghee. Pinch out lemon-sized balls. Roll to cylinder shape and press with fingers. Arrange in a greased Idli plate.
  • Stema in Idli pot for 5- 7 mins. Serve with coconut pieces.


  • I have used grated coconut in this recipe. You can add pieces of coconut instead of this.
  • Replace jaggery with palm jaggery in this recipe.

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