Aval Pidi Kozhukattai


Kozhukattai is a traditional 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 traditional Kozhukattai prepared with Rice

Aval Pidi kozhukattai:

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

Recipe Category: Breakfast


Flattened Rice/Aval  – 2 cup

Scraped Coconut – ¼ cup

Salt – as needed

Curd – 1 tbsp (Optional)

Water – 2 cups + 3 tbsp

For tempering

Coconut oil – 1 tsp

Mustard Seeds – 1/4 tsp

Red Chilli – 3

Green Chilli – 1 (Adjust according to your taste)

Urad Dal – 1/2 tsp

Channa Dal – 1/2 tsp

Curry leaves – 1 sprig

Asafoetida – a generous pinch



  • Pulse the Aval coarsely in a blender and Transfer to a plate
  • Add oil to the pan. Once the oil is hot, temper with mustard seeds, urad dal, channa dal, red chilli, green chilli, curry leaves and asafoetida. After it splutters, add 2 cups of water, coconut and salt. Bring to boil. Once the water starts boiling add curd and  pulsed Aval




  • Stir till all the moisture evaporates and Aval is half cooked. Sprinkle some water if required. Switch off the heat


  • Form kozhukattai with it when they are not too hot to handle


  • Steam them in a steamer or idly stand for 8 to 10 minutes.


My Notes:

  • I have used Thin Flattened Rice and pulsed them fine grain, instead Thick flattened rice can also be used and pulsed to coarse texture

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28 thoughts on “Aval Pidi Kozhukattai

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  4. sindhoooo December 2, 2014 at 11:37 AM Reply

    Wonderful! Never thought Unde can be prepared without rice! Will surely try this 🙂 Thank you Vidya 🙂

  5. JayanthiSindhiya November 18, 2014 at 10:04 PM Reply

    I lov this dish,going to try this weekend,thanks

  6. coconutcraze November 18, 2014 at 9:37 AM Reply

    Very gentle, spicy and tasty! It is long since I had some kozhukkattai as I am the only one favouring it at home! Thanks for a chance to have a glimpse at it! I have some aval and seriously thinking about a treat to myself!

  7. swathi November 17, 2014 at 12:57 PM Reply

    Aval pidi kozhukatti looks delicious Vidya, Love it.

  8. MyKabulKitchen November 17, 2014 at 11:37 AM Reply

    What an interesting dish 🙂

  9. Liz November 16, 2014 at 11:06 PM Reply

    Intriguing! Looks fantastic 🙂

  10. apsara November 16, 2014 at 6:07 PM Reply

    salty kozhukattai, I can take any time of the day! I did not know this can be prepared with aval. Good one!

  11. srividhya November 16, 2014 at 5:41 PM Reply

    Yum and light tiffin

  12. Priya Shiva November 16, 2014 at 5:58 AM Reply

    healthy and delicious!!

  13. shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com November 16, 2014 at 5:26 AM Reply

    This sounds delicious! My mom used to make aval with bananas but I haven’t ever had spicy aval before.

  14. Chitra Jagadish November 16, 2014 at 2:54 AM Reply

    I haven’t tried kozhukattai using Aval, sounds interesting and yummm…

  15. My Kitchen Moments November 16, 2014 at 1:35 AM Reply

    Making Pidi kozhukkattai with aval is a delicious twist!

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