Cracked wheat and Oats kozhukattai


Kozhukattai is a traditional recipe prepared with broken rice. Adding a healthy twist, I have tried it with cracked wheat and oats. Rich in fibre, this is a good breakfast option.

Cracked wheat & Oats kozhukattai:

Preparation Time : 5  mins | Standing time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Serves : 4

Recipe Category: Breakfast


Broken Wheat/Bulgur  – 1 cup

Oats – 1 cup

Scraped Coconut – ¼ cup

Salt – as needed

Water – 4 cups

For tempering

Coconut oil or Any refined oil – 1 tsp (I used coconut oil)

Mustard Seeds – 1/4 tsp

Red Chilli – 3

Urad Dal – 1/2 tsp

Channa Dal – 1/2 tsp

Asafoetida – a generous pinch


  • Dry roast the broken wheat and oats till a nice aroma comes. Put it in a blender and blend it coarsely. Transfer to a plate.
  • Add oil to the pan. After the oil is hot, temper with mustard seeds, urad dal, channa dal, red chilli and asafoetida. After it splutters, add 4 cups of water, coconut and salt to taste. Bring to boil. Once the water starts boiling add the broken wheat and oats, mix well.
  • Stir till all the moisture evaporates and broken wheat and oats are half cooked. Sprinkle some water if required. Switch off the heat


  • Take water in a small bowl and use it while forming kozhukattai. Form kozhukattai when the half cooked wheat and oats are not too hot to handle. Let it not cool too much, at the same time. if required grease your hand in water to form  Kozhukattai



My Notes:

  • I have used Cracked wheat, which is slightly larger than the regular broken wheat. If you are using smaller broken wheat, reduce water quantity accordingly
  • If you are using regular broken wheat, no need to blend

Check my other Cracked wheat recipes,

Cracked Wheat Pongal

Cracked Wheat Pulao


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39 thoughts on “Cracked wheat and Oats kozhukattai

  1. […] Cracked Wheat Kozhukattai […]

  2. rumzy March 22, 2015 at 6:49 AM Reply

    Very Interesting twist!. Would love to try 🙂

  3. PJ March 21, 2015 at 3:13 AM Reply

    I love kozukattai and oats!! So sure to give this a try.Nice recipe

  4. shobha March 21, 2015 at 1:56 AM Reply

    Nice healthy combo! Loved the idea..

  5. […] tawa and I love it. Now things changed, I started experimenting various forms of Kozhukattai like Cracked Wheat Kozhukattai and Aval Pidi Kozhukattai, still this particular preparation is my favorite. Being a Mom is so […]

  6. […] recipe prepared with broken rice.  Previously i have posted a Kozhukattai recipe  with cracked wheat and oats.  Couple of days ago tried with flattened rice and liked the taste. It tasted similar to the […]

  7. Cteavin June 22, 2014 at 5:42 PM Reply

    I love that I can use my idli steamer for more than just idli.

    Thanks for sharing.

  8. deelightfullyveg June 14, 2014 at 6:15 AM Reply

    A very interesting recipe – looks delicious 🙂

  9. cheri June 13, 2014 at 8:33 AM Reply

    Something like this is so new to me, but it sounds wonderful. Would love to make, after steaming, do you eat this with yogurt? how is this finished? Thanks!

  10. swathiiyer June 12, 2014 at 7:02 PM Reply

    cracked wheat and oats upma looks delicious love it.

  11. apsara June 12, 2014 at 1:31 PM Reply

    Lovely recipe, and so healthy too! Almost sounds like steamed upma. I think you have missed red chilli in the ingredient list 🙂

  12. Lori June 12, 2014 at 9:17 AM Reply

    Looks good!

  13. Namrata June 12, 2014 at 7:30 AM Reply

    Oh this is something new.. never come across a recipe like this. seems extremely nutritious and healthy! Will try for sure.

  14. My Kitchen Moments June 12, 2014 at 6:58 AM Reply

    Healthy and tasty recipe!

  15. How to Philosophize with Cake June 12, 2014 at 6:56 AM Reply

    Looks delicious! I’ve never tried something like this before but it sounds very tasty. 🙂

  16. shamsskitchen June 12, 2014 at 4:57 AM Reply

    Wow… I will definitely try this 🙂

  17. Sugar and Cinnamon June 12, 2014 at 2:32 AM Reply

    Wow what an interesting recipe! Sounds good

  18. ela hester June 12, 2014 at 1:27 AM Reply

    Great bite! Love that kind of finger food…
    ela h.

  19. Aruna Panangipally June 12, 2014 at 12:36 AM Reply

    Nice, nice! I was thinking of making the traditional kozhukattai this week. 🙂

    • Traditionally Modern Food June 12, 2014 at 9:24 AM Reply

      Nice:) traditional Kozhukattai have SPL taste.. After u told even I feel like preparing them

  20. Malar June 11, 2014 at 11:46 PM Reply

    Very healthy recipe 🙂

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