Upma Kozhukattai (Pidi Kozhukattai)


Raw rice (Pachcharisi) - 1 and 1/2 cup (300 grams)

Bengal gram (Kadalai Paruppu) - 1 teaspoon
Urid dhal (Ulutham paruppu) - 1 teaspoon
Thoor dhal (Thuvaram paruppu) - 1 teaspoon
Jeera - 1 teaspoon
Asafoetida - 1/4 teaspoon
Red chilly - 2
Mustard (Kadugu) - 1 teaspoon
Gingely oil (Nallennai) - 4 teaspoon
Grated coconut - Half a shell, grated
Salt - 1 and 1/2 teaspoon


  1. Grind rice in a mixer grinder. (Consistency of the rice must be like big rava after grinding)
  2. Heat gingely oil in a pan in medium flame
  3. Add mustard & asafoetida
  4. Allow mustard to burst
  5. Add ulutham paruppu, kadalai paruppu & red chilly
  6. Saute till they turn golden brown
  7. Add 2 and 1/2 tumblers of water to this. [Water quantity must be less than double the quantity of rice]
  8. Mix thoroughly
  9. Add salt, jeera & thuvaram paruppu
  10. Add grated coconut
  11. Let this boil for 2 minutes
  12. Add the grinded rice
  13. Mix thoroughly
  14. Turn off the stove once the water is completely absorbed. Might take around 10 minutes
  15. Take a vadi kinni (drain vessel)
  16. Slightly heat banana leaf and place it over the drain vessel
  17. Prepare kuzhakattai balls and place it over the banana leaf
  18. Add 1 tumbler of water in pressure cooker
  19. Add half a tumbler of water in a vessel. Place this inside cooker
  20. Place the drain vessel along with kuzhakattai on top of the vessel in cooker
  21. Cook kozhukattai till 4 sounds in pressure cooker


  1. yummy....will definitely try it out

  2. Thanks for the recipe..will try it out