Garlic Kozhikkottai


  • Rice Flour – 1 cup
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Water – 1 1/2 cups
  • Salt – As needed
  • Oil – 2 to 3 tbsp
  • Chilli Powder – 1/2 to 1 tbsp
  • Turmeric Powder – 1/4 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds – 1/4 tbsp
  • Urud Dal – 1 tbsp
  • Chana Dal – 1 tbsp
  • Coconut (Fresh) – 4 tbsp (Grated)
  • Garlic – as much as you need( Chopped)
  • Onion – 3 tbsp (Finely Chopped)
  • Asafoetida – 1/4 tbsp
  • Salt – As needed
  • Curry leaves – Handful
  • Dried red chilli – 4 nos


  • Boil water in a vessel by adding 1 tsp of oil and salt.
  • Add the rice flour into the boiling water, stir continuously and vigorously.
  • Over low flame, cook till it turns to a soft dough.
  • When the temperature cools down to what you can handle, prepare small rice balls.
  • Steam the rice balls in a steamer/idli steamer for 10 minutes or till they are cooked well.
    In a heated pan, add the oil. Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds.
  • When the mustard seeds start to pop, add dried red chilli, urud dal, chana dal and fry till they turn light brown.
  • Now add finely chopped onions, curry leaves and salt as needed.
  • Then add chopped garlic in it and mix well, Saute till onion turns translucent.
  • Then add chilli powder, turmeric powder, asafoetida and saute for 15 seconds or till fragrant.
  • Take 1 to 2 teaspoons of this fried masala, let it cool down and then grind it.
  • And add water in it Now add the prepared rice dumplings (step 1), grated coconut to the rest of the masala in the pan and mix well.
  • Add the ground mix into it, mix well and cook for a minute so that everything is combined well.
  • Now garlic Kozhukatta is ready to serve.

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