Saturday, 22 February 2014

Aval Kozhukattai - Breakfast Ideas

Aval Kozhukattai 

What to make for Breakfast is a question that hangs before me like every day. So I am on hunt for breakfast recipes.

My mom makes this often and I also found it here. It is pretty filling and simple to make. If you want you can have it as Upma too and it tastes great.

I have also given the recipe for the Garlic-Chilly Chutney which tastes great with this Kozhukattai.


Flat Rice/Aval/Poha - 1 Big Cup
Onion - 1 (Finely Chopped)
Green Chillies - 2 (Finely Chopped)
Mustard Seeds - 1/4 Teaspoon
Curry leaves - 2
Asafoetida/Hing - A pinch
Water - 1.5 Cups
Gram Dal/Urad Dal/Groundnut - 1 Tablespoon
Coconut - 3 Tablespoon (Grated, Optional)
Salt and Oil.


  • Heat a pan and place the Flat Rice/Poha in the pan.
  • Toss it around for few minutes and keep it aside till it cools down.
  • Once it is cooled, Run it in the blender and make it into  powder and keep it aside.
  • Place a pan and warm a teaspoon of Oil and add Mustard seeds and allow them to splutter.
  • Then add grundnuts,Gram Dal ,curry leaves,Asafoetida and Urad Dal and cook for 30 seconds or till it is done.
  • Then add onions and green chillies and cook ill the onions are doe.
  • To this add 1.5 cups of water and allow it to boil.
  • Add Salt and the grounded Poha Powder and stir.
  • Cook it till it leaves the sides of the Pan. This should take about 3-4 minutes.
  • Just before switching off the stove add the grated coconut and stir. 
  •  If you want you can have it as a Upma now.Then allow it to cool.
  • Once the Upma is cooled, make ball shaped Kozhukattais.
  • Steam them in Idly steamer for 5-7 minutes.


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