Kara Kozhukattai/ Spicy Rice Dumplings

Kara Kozhukattai/ Spicy Rice Dumplings


  • 1 cup Rice flour
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 3/4 cup Water
  • 1 tsp Oil

For grinding

  • 1 tbsp Channa dal/ Split bengal gram
  • 1 tbsp Urad dal/ White lentil
  • 2 Dry red chillies
  • 1/2 tsp Whole black peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 tbsp Grated coconut
  • 1 sprig Curry leaves

For seasoning

  • 1 tbsp Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Red chilli powder


  1. Boil water in a sauce pan. Take it off the heat and add a teaspoon of oil and salt to taste. Then add the rice flour, mix well with a laddle till the mixture thickens. Cover the mixture and keep it aside till the mixture is warm to handle.
  2. Knead the dough well till you get a soft consistency. Slightly grease your hands with oil or dip your hands in water before kneading the dough. Do the same before making small balls using your palm.
  3. Place the dumplings in a an oiled steaming plate and steam it for 8-10 minutes. Remove and allow it cool down.
  4. Heat a pan, dry roast the ingredients for grinding on low heat until it turns golden brown. Let it cool, then grind it to a semi fine mixture.
  5. Heat oil in a pan, add in mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add cumin seeds, then add turmeric powder and chilli powder. Saute for 10 seconds, then add in the steamed kozhukattai/ rice dumplings. Give it a quick toss and take it off the heat and serve.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *