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Kozhukattai Dough Recipe

Learn how to make soft kozhukattai with this perfect kozhukattai dough (maavu) this Vinayagar chathurthi. Soft results every time!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Condiments
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 12 kozhukattai


Way #1

  • ½ cup Rice flour I used Idiyappam flour *refer notes
  • 1.5 cups Water Approximately
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame oil
  • Salt - As needed

Way #2

  • ½ cup Rice flour I used idiyappam flour
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame oil
  • Salt - As needed


Way 1

  • Boil water firstly, until it comes to rolling boil.
  • Take rice flour in a mixing bowl. Add required salt, sesame oil to flour.
  • Now, little by little add the boiling hot water to rice flour and mix as you add.
  • Use a spatula or a ladle's back for mixing. I love using my silicon spatula for this as it works best.
  • Once it forms a dough, keep covered for 2 minutes.
  • Knead again with greased hands (sesame oil) to smoothen it.
  • Keep the prepared dough always covered. Kozhukattai maavu ready.

Way 2

  • In heavy bottom vessel, bring 1 cup water to boil.
  • Add required salt, sesame oil to the boiling water.
  • Lower the flame and add ½ cup rice flour to it mixing briskly.
  • It will get cooked and for a dough quickly. So keep mixing so that all the flour is incorporated.
  • Switch off flame. Mix in mashing way to make sure there is no flour left.
  • In case it is not cooked well and you see lot of raw flour, have little hot water ready and add to the dough, keep cooking until it's 90% done.
  • Drizzle some sesame oil on top and keep covered.
  • Once warm enough to handle, knead again to smooth it completely.
  • Keep the dough covered always. Each time, knead the dough ball so that it is smooth.
  • This kozhukattai dough gives softest results, no cracks!



* You can use store bought flour, idiyappam flour or homemade rice flour.