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Brown Rice Kara Kozhukattai | Video Recipe – How to make Brown Rice Kozhukattai | Steamed Vegan Snacks

What is Kozhukattai

Khara Kozhukattai or Khara Pidi Kozhukattai is a very popular snack or tiffin served in Tambrahm households either for an evening snack or dinner too. Kozhukattai (spelt as KO-ZHU-Ka-Ttai) is a steamed dumpling.

This is made with either Rice Rava (cream of rice) or white rice too. The traditional way of making this is ground soaked rice batter and then form dumplings. 

What is Kozhukattai mainly made of?

Khara Kozhukattai or Khara Pidi Kozhukattai (steamed rice dumpling) is a very popular snack or tiffin served in Tamil households for an evening snack or dinner.Pin

Today we show an easy, healthy and quick way to make this, but with Brown Rice. Brown Rice has lower GI than white rice, more fibre and may also be eaten (in moderate quantities) by Diabetics too. This whole grain is also a good source of folate, riboflavin (B2), potassium and calcium.

This is my family’s recipe, and we love it made this way with Brown Rice. The recipe is entirely vegan and satvik (no onion no garlic) you may also make it Gluten Free by simply skipping the Asafoetida (hing) added in this recipe. 

As this is steamed like Idli, this is very healthy and requires just 2-3 tsp of oil for 4 servings. Do make this healthy snack and let me know how you liked it.

This snack / kozhukattai can be eaten on its own (as its quite spicy) or paired with Coriander chutney like we did. It also goes well with Tamilnadu Style Tiffin Sambhar.

The ingredients are listed below and the detailed method is embedded in my  youtube link here. Do visit the channel / video and leave your valuable comments there too !

Prep time – 5 mins | Cook time – 25-30 mins | Makes – 24 pieces.

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To make Kara Kozhukattai, you would need:

Kozhukattai base mixture (blitz coarse)

  • 150 grams Brown Rice
  • 4 TBSP Split pigeon pea (Toor Dal / Thuvaram Paruppu)
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds (Jeera)
  • 4 Dry red chillies (adjust spice)
  • 1/2 tsp Black peppercorn (adjust spice)

Tempering:

  • 3 tsp Cooking Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp split black gram( Urad dal)
  • 1 tsp Bengal gram (Channa Dal)
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 2 Green chillies (opt.) 
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida(hing) – (skip for GF)

Other Ingredients:

  • 600 ml Water (or according to rice variety used)
  • 5 TBSP Grated Coconut (Fresh or frozen) do NOT skip this, it adds to the softness of this dish
  • 1.5 tsp Salt – to taste
Khara Kozhukattai or Khara Pidi Kozhukattai (steamed rice dumpling) is a very popular snack or tiffin served in Tamil households for an evening snack or dinner.Pin

How to make Kara Kozhukattai: 

Refer the Video below for a detailed recipe and step by step instructions. If you are visiting our channel for the first time, please don’t forget to hit like 👍 and subscribe to our channel ❤️. We appreciate your love and would eagerly wait to hear from from you on how we can bring your favourite dishes to our channel too ! Thanks a ton 💕💕

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Brown Rice Kara Kozhukattai

Kara Kozhukattai or Kara Pidi Kozhukattai (steamed rice dumpling) is a very popular snack or tiffin served in Tamil households for an evening snack or dinner.
Course Dinner Ideas, Snack
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Keyword Breakfast, Brown Rice, Gluten Free, Steamed, Tamilnadu Special, Tiffins, Vegan
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Author Kalyani

Ingredients

Kozhukattai base mixture (blitz coarse)

  • 150 grams Brown Rice
  • 4 TBSP Split pigeon pea Toor Dal / Thuvaram Paruppu
  • 1 tsp Cumin seeds Jeera
  • 4 Dry red chillies adjust spice
  • 1/2 tsp Black peppercorn adjust spice

Tempering:

  • 3 tsp Cooking Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp split black gram Urad dal
  • 1 tsp Bengal gram Channa Dal
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves
  • 2 Green chillies opt.
  • 1 pinch Asafoetida hing – (skip for GF)

Other Ingredients:

  • 600 ml Water or according to rice variety used
  • 5 TBSP Grated Coconut Fresh or frozen do NOT skip this, it adds to the softness of this dish
  • 1.5 tsp Salt – to taste

Instructions

For the full method on how to make this Kara Kozhukattai, refer the youtube video below. If you are visiitng our channel for the first time, do click like 👍 , share and subscribe. ❤️ Thanks

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    8 Comments

    1. Really healthy dish to have as a snack. I would love to try making this dish. These remind me of the kichi Gujarati's make.

    2. Karakozhukkattai is my childhood fav . Love your brown rice version

    3. 5 stars
      Sounds very interesting and delicious, Kalyani. I have not as yet tried making Kozhukattai and this brown rice one is just perfect for the the 2 men in my life. Will make a small batch and see.

    4. Preethi Prasad

      5 stars
      Brown rice khara kozhukattai looks scrumptious. Delicious snack and a great alternative to the ones with white rice. Love your version Kalyani .

    5. Jayashree T.Rao

      5 stars
      Kara kozhukottai is tasty and healthy. We love it at home but never tried with brown rice. I must make it sometime.

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