Banana Sweet Pidi Kozhukattai


Kozhukkatai is a traditional south Indian delicacy prepared in both sweet and savory versions. There was a stage when my son started preferring foods which he can hold and eat. Paniyaram was my instant saver on many days. One day I prepared Savory pidi Kozhukattai for us and he liked.

Knowing the fact he loves sweets and  to include banana into his diet, generally I prepare sweet pidi Kozhukattai with jaggery and banana.

Check out my other Kozhukattai recipes,

Cracked Wheat Kozhukattai

Sweet Kozhukattai

Aval Kozhukattai

Ammini Kozhukattai


Rice Flour – 1 cup

Banana – 1 cup puree from two  banana

Jaggery – 1/4 cup

Water –   1 cup 

Cardamom powder – 1/8 tsp

Salt – pinch

Oil/ Ghee – to grease



  • Soak jaggery in  luke warm water for 20 minutes (Time depends on the size of the cut jaggery). Strain to remove impurities
  • In  heavy bottomed pan add the jaggery syrup and cardamom powder and bring it boil. Add the banana puree and cook for 2 minutes

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  • Add rice flour and salt to the jaggery syrup – banana puree and mix well to avoid lumps. Cook til the dough separates from the pan and forms a mass

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  •  Keep it aside till you can handle the dough. Cover it with a damp cloth


  • Grease the hand with little water, take a small portion of Kozhukattai and make it into cylindrical shape
  • Grease the idli mould with little oil. Steam kozhukattai in idli stand or pressure cooker for 8 to 10 minutes. banana sweet kozhukattai2

My Notes:

  • I used store brought rice flour, instead homemade rice flour can also be used
  • The water quantity depends on the rice flour so adjust accordingly


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28 thoughts on “Banana Sweet Pidi Kozhukattai

  1. Sundari April 28, 2015 at 3:56 AM Reply

    Hei semma idea!! A must try!!

  2. Arasi Arumugam April 27, 2015 at 9:09 PM Reply

    Kozhukattai super .. hope your kid like it.. Should try it for my kid too. Thanks for the recipe Vidhya..

  3. Malar April 27, 2015 at 4:37 PM Reply

    Super sweet kozhukkatai Vidya!! I am sure kutti payan would have loved it 😀

  4. Julie is Hostess At Heart April 27, 2015 at 3:49 PM Reply

    I think kids like hand held food so they don’t have to hold still long enough to use a utensil. 🙂 This sweet sounds delicious!

  5. ChefDeHome April 27, 2015 at 3:05 PM Reply

    Never heard of this dessert before! It sure looks delicious 🙂

  6. Francesca, Beauty & Makeup Blogger April 27, 2015 at 7:47 AM Reply

    It’s amazing discovering how much you take care of your family trough the food…a good way to love, in a very feminne way!!!

  7. veenashankar April 27, 2015 at 7:44 AM Reply

    So interesting.. Nice and filling recipe Vidhya

  8. Bilna Sandeep April 27, 2015 at 6:09 AM Reply

    We also used to make kozhukkata… Traditional style with jaggery..coconut filling… Shall surely try this variation 🙂

  9. sarithakumbakkara April 27, 2015 at 4:42 AM Reply

    Will surely try ! My kinda stuff this is… Thank uuu!

  10. dilip April 27, 2015 at 3:21 AM Reply

    Mmm so delicious and being banana it’s healthy too.

  11. Chitra Jagadish April 27, 2015 at 12:38 AM Reply

    Wow looks delicious V. ..

  12. srividhya April 26, 2015 at 11:52 PM Reply

    Great recipe vidya.. as you mentioned its a great finger food for toddlers.. good one.

  13. FrugalHausfrau April 26, 2015 at 10:49 PM Reply

    Hi, thanks for sharing this – I found it all so interesting and so new to me! 🙂

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