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Ammini Kozhakkattai with Paruppu Usili

Niranjana Sankaranarayanan
Ammini kozhukkatai is usually made out of the left over dough of the kozhukkatai during Vinayagar chathurthi. It is simple, easy and healthy snack. Every kid likes this recipe because of its tiny and cute appearance. It can be made in different ways. I am going to make ammini kozhukkattai with paruppu usili. Paruppu usili is a traditional south Indian recipe. It can be mixed with koththavarangai, vazhaipoo, beans instead of ground coconut.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Final Cooking time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Servings 2


  • Pressure cooker or steamer
  • Pan


For the Dough

    Method 1

    • 1 Cup Rice flour
    • 1-1.25 Cup Water
    • As req Salt
    • 1 tbsp Coconut oil

    Method 2

    • 2 Cups Rice flour
    • 3 Cups Water
    • As req Salt
    • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil

    Paruppu Usili

    • 2 tbsp Channa Dal
    • 2 tbsp Toor Dal
    • 1 No Guntur Chilli
    • 2 Nos Bedigi Chilli
    • As req Salt
    • A pinch Asafoetida


    To make Dough

      Method 1

      • In a kadai, add water and allow it to boil.
      • Once it starts to boil, add salt and rice flour.
      • Mix well without forming lumps.
      • Switch off the stove and knead the flour to make it soft.
      • Grease your hands with one drop of oil so that the dough will not stick.
      • Now make small, cute balls and steam cook it.

      Method 2

      • In a heavy bottomed vessel, add water along with salt and 1tbsp oil. 
      • Allow it to boil.
      • Once the water starts to boil, add the rice flour to the center of the vessel.
      • Insert a ladle and cover it with a lid.Cook it in low flame for ten minutes.
      • Donot stir or mix.After ten minutes, open the lid and stir it with the ladle without forming lumps.
      • Keep it aside for five to ten minutes.
      • Then add 1 tbsp of oil and knead it with the hand when the dough is still warm.
      • Knead it well to make it like a chappathi dough.
      • Now make small, cute balls and steam cook it.

      Paruppu Usili

      • Wash and soak all the ingredients for one and a half hour.
      • Drain the water completely.
      • Grind the dhal and chilli.Add salt and asafoetida. Mix well.
      • Now make dumplings and steam cook it.
      • Paruppu usili kozhakkattai is ready.
      • After crumbling it, we can mix it with ammini kozhakkattai, vazhaipoo, beans and cluster beans.

      Ammini Kozhakkattai with Paruppu usili

      • Add coconut oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds.
      • Now crumble and add the steam cooked paruppu usili and saute for two minutes.
      • Add ammini kozhukkattai and mix well.
      • Healthy snack is ready to serve.


      You can serve ammini kozhukkattai without mixing with usili. Simply splutter mustard seeds, curry leaves and serve.
      Else you can also mix grated coconut with it.
      You can mix idli podi with ammini kozhukkattai to make podi kozhukkattai.
      If you are going to use the same doughfor making sweet kozhukkattai, add only a pinch of salt. You can add the salt in paruppu usili or while spluttering with mustard seeds.
      Keyword Ammni kozhakkattai, Mani kozhakkattai, Paruppu usili, Tiffin recipes