Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Mani Kozhukatai/Savory Rice Dumplings

Mani Kozhukatai, small marble sized rice balls, tempered with spices,  an eye-catching healthy snack for kids. The Size of this Snack, attracts the kids most!!!! We can make Sweet version too with the same recipe, i will post it sometime later. Though the process looks a bit long, it is easy and the Taste is Worth it.

1 Tea Cup Rice Flour, I used Store-bought, Use the Same Cup for Measuring the water also.
2 Tea Cups of Water
Salt to taste
1 tsp of Gingely oil/ Vegetable oil
1 tsp oil
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Split urad dal/Dehusked black gram dal
1 tbsp Freshly Grated Coconut
2 tbsp freshly grated Carrot (optional)
2 Red Chilies (long Variety, broken into pieces), increase/decrease according to your taste buds
2 Sprigs Curry leaves (optional)
hing a pinch

  • In a Wide Pan or Kadai, Heat 2 Cups of Water. When the water starts boiling, add Salt and oil and reduce the flame. 
  • Add the Rice Flour Little by Little and Keep Stirring. The Flour will start absorbing the water and forms a dough. 
  • When you have added all the flour, Switch of the flame and Stir well.  Keep it closed for 5 minutes.
  • When it is Warm enough to touch, Knead the dough until soft and pilable. Grease your hands with oil and start making small Marble-Sized balls out of it.
  • Arrange the Balls in a Idly Plate and Steam Cook for 5-10 minutes.  Take it out of the steamer. Let it cool for 5-10 minutes.
  •  Heat a Non-Stick Pan with oil given under Tempering. Splutter mustard seeds, add hing and curry leaves. Add Urad dal and Red Chilies. 
  • When the dal browns, add the steam-cooked balls to it and Mix together well. Add the grated coconut and grated carrot to this and Mix well. Saute for 2 minutes, take it off the flame. Serve Warm.


  1. Wow cute little kozhukkattais... Looks tempting.... If you like U could link to the on going event Dish name
    Starts with M

    Event: Dish name starts with M

  2. Healthy tiffin!!!!Usually I make this when the rice flour is left out after making sweet dumplings....

  3. Super tempting and damn cute mani kozhukattais,its been a long i prepared them.

  4. My favorite snack, used to make very often before, now a days lazy ;)

  5. They look so cute..specially kids would love to eat them..

  6. Very yummy n cute kozhukattais.

  7. This is in my to-do list for a long long time. The dish looks so cute and I am sure the kids will love it.

  8. I love this priya...looks cute!

  9. Cute kozhukattais. Love those dumplings.

  10. looking so beautiful and eye catching.

  11. Super cute kozhukatai..i am addictive to these cuties...luv the carrot twist..

  12. Mani kozhukattai is looking like mani....looks so cute. I love to eat them as is without any tempering.

  13. Great one! I have seen these in too many blogs that I think it is time for me to try them.

  14. cute little kozhukattais veena perfect snack for me

  15. Cute mini dumplings, one of fav too...


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