Arisi Kurunai Adai


Kozhukattai is a traditional south Indian breakfast. There was a time when I used to say biggggg no to kozhukattai. Whenever my Amma prepares kozhukattai I bug her for alternative tiffen.  To make me eat, instead of steaming, she grills it in 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 challenging – now I can understand.

Arisi Kurunai Adai

Preparation Time : 5  mins | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Serves : 3

Recipe Category: Breakfast


Rice  – 1 cup

Scraped Coconut – 1/4 cup

Salt – as needed

Curd – 1 tbsp (Optional)

Water – 2 cups

Oil – for Grilling (I used coconut oil)

For tempering

Coconut oil – 1 tsp

Mustard Seeds – 1/4 tsp

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 Rice 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, 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 rice



  • Stir till all the water is absorbed and kurunai is 3/4 th cooked. Sprinkle some water if required. Switch off the heat


  • When you can handle the dough, take small portions and make small balls (if required use water) and flatten it. Add oil to the tawa and grill it both sides. Serve warm with chutney



My Notes:

  • I have used rice, instead Aval, oats, cracked wheat or any other grain can also be used
  • Can use red chilli instead of green chiili

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53 thoughts on “Arisi Kurunai Adai

  1. natasha January 10, 2015 at 10:17 AM Reply

    Wow looks very tempting

  2. cafegarima January 10, 2015 at 6:41 AM Reply

    This looks so yum 😀

  3. The Experimental Baker-HomeMaker January 9, 2015 at 4:50 PM Reply

    Sounds like an awesome dish. I’m definitely going to try this sometime.

  4. Amanda January 9, 2015 at 3:37 PM Reply

    This looks so good! Beautiful photography again.

  5. Bonnie Eng January 9, 2015 at 1:59 PM Reply

    Wow, very cool recipe…they are so pretty too! 🙂

  6. Chhapan Bhog January 9, 2015 at 12:21 PM Reply

    Hi Vidya, they looks super easy and super yummm…. 🙂

  7. Sadia Mohamed January 9, 2015 at 11:52 AM Reply

    Your mom surely is innovative. Great idea, i must say. Must taste really good.

  8. coconutcraze January 9, 2015 at 10:30 AM Reply

    Looks delicate and delicious! I have tried kozhukattai but not like this! I can guess the tasste and I love the appearance when stacked!

  9. sindhoooo January 9, 2015 at 8:28 AM Reply

    Wow! How creative your Amma is! Like mother like daughter!
    ‘Unde’ is our favourite! I am going to try this version too……. 🙂 Thank you very much 🙂
    TC! Keep smiling 🙂

  10. Bikramjit January 9, 2015 at 4:10 AM Reply

    very tempting .. you know i need to book my tickets and gate crash …

  11. Charanya January 9, 2015 at 1:56 AM Reply

    Looks very very tempting ❤ ❤

  12. Chitra Jagadish January 9, 2015 at 1:17 AM Reply

    My mom used to make this but never tried using curd and coconut… sounds yummmm, will try your version sometime V…

  13. alphonsastephen January 9, 2015 at 12:23 AM Reply

    Love it . Will try

  14. skd January 9, 2015 at 12:13 AM Reply

    Nice dish Vidya 👍I will bookmark this. My MIL taught us to make this without the tempering and making diamond shapes from this dough and adding them to curries or mutton stews.

  15. swapnakarthik January 8, 2015 at 11:01 PM Reply

    Healthy,traditional recipe brilliantly explained, good one Vidya…..

  16. Subha January 8, 2015 at 10:46 PM Reply

    Love this Vidya..very tempting..

  17. srividhya January 8, 2015 at 9:12 PM Reply

    Super vidya. Looks yum

  18. nandoo January 8, 2015 at 8:37 PM Reply

    looks super..

  19. Loretta January 8, 2015 at 8:11 PM Reply

    Not sure if I’ve heard of these before, but they look yummy!

  20. Malar January 8, 2015 at 7:26 PM Reply

    We make arisi kozhukattai with the same procedure, this is a new idea…looks super cool Vidya 🙂

  21. Hidden Passions January 8, 2015 at 7:11 PM Reply

    You have great yet simple to make breakfast ideas. Loved browsing your website 🙂

  22. Nish Kitchen January 8, 2015 at 7:03 PM Reply

    Love the idea of turning steamed kozhukkattai into fried ones!! Your mom definitely is very creative!!

  23. LifestyleswithLia January 8, 2015 at 6:42 PM Reply

    Yummm! Delicious! Your recipe is very clear and I wish I could eat these now! Thanks for sharing!

    • Traditionally Modern Food January 8, 2015 at 7:58 PM Reply

      I wish I could cook for you:-) thanku

      • LifestyleswithLia January 8, 2015 at 8:41 PM

        Oh that would be a dream come true! Your photos and delicious recipes are spectacular!

      • Traditionally Modern Food January 8, 2015 at 10:46 PM

        Thanks a lot for your encouraging words:-)

  24. Aruna Panangipally January 8, 2015 at 6:10 PM Reply

    Nice twist to a traditional favourite. 🙂

  25. andy1076 January 8, 2015 at 5:46 PM Reply

    Looks super yummy 🙂 🙂

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