April 2, 2009

Pidi kozhukattai and Pattani sundal (dry green peas)

Posted in snacks, Sweets at 10:39 am by kalpana


Pidi kozukattai


  1. Rice flour – 1 cup
  2. Jaggery – 3/4 cup
  3. Coconut – 1/2 cup
  4. Cardamom powder- 3 pinches
  5. Salt – a pinch
  6. Ghee


  • Toast the rice flour to get rid of the raw smell on a low flame.
  • Heatย  about 2 cups of water and grated jaggery in a deep pan.
  • When it boils add the coconut, cardamom,pinch of salt and mix well and reduce the heat to very low.
  • Now slowly add the rice flour to the jaggery syrup.As you add the rice flour little by little,keep stirring the mixture to avoid any lumps.
  • When the dough becomes like chapati dough,switch off the stove and allow it to cool.
  • Apply some ghee to hand,take about a lime size dough and press it hard to form kozukattai.Thereย  are no hard and fast rules for the shape.
  • Steam the kozukattai using idli cooker or a steamer.
  • Dunk it in ghee and enjoy when it is still warm. ๐Ÿ™‚

Note : We usually add a tablespoon of boiled indian black eyed peas .I didn’t add as i ran out of it.If you want to add ,add it to the jaggery syrup before adding rice flour.

I am sending pidi kozhukattai to STEAMED TREATS , an event hosted by shruthi



Pattani sundal


  1. Dry green peas – 1 cup
  2. Oil – 1 tablespoon
  3. Mustard seeds,urad dal – 1/4 teaspoon, 1/2 teaspoon respectively
  4. Fennel seeds – 3 pinches (optional)
  5. Curry leaves – few
  6. Chili powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  7. Onion (chopped lengthwise) – 1/2 cup
  8. Salt.


  • Soak the green peas in water for 5 hours.
  • Pressure cook the green peas in salt and water.
  • Heat oil in a pan , add the mustard seeds,urad dal,fennel seeds,curry leaves.
  • When it splutters,add onion and cook till it becomes soft.
  • Add the green peas and mix well.
  • Add the chili powder and salt (if needed).Cook for a minute.
  • serve it warm.


  1. Asha said,

    WOW! Both look delicious, specially the sweet. I have never tasted that before although I have seen them all over the blogs. Dunking in ghee sounds good to me! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Photos are gorgeous, nice looking foodie blog now! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. kalpana said,

    Thank you asha..there is nothing called ‘too much ghee’..is there? ๐Ÿ™‚ thx for the lovely comments.It peps me up ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. homecooked said,

    Both dishes look yummy! Beautiful clicks.

  4. kalpana said,

    Thank you homecooked ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. shruthi said,

    Mmmmm Nice!
    the sweet dish being new to me definelty will try it some time soon!
    Thanks for the delicious entries Kalpana!

  6. kalpana said,

    thanks shruti. i am very happy to participate in the event ๐Ÿ™‚

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