Traditional snack palm leaf kozhukkatta


  • Rice flour – 1 cup
  • Banana – 4 or 5 nos
  • Grated Jaggery – ½ cup
  • Cinnamon -4 nos
  • Cashew nut -1/2 cup
  • Raisins- small hand full
  • Black sesame seed – 1 tsp
  • Salt – 1 pinch


  • Heat water in a pan add grated jaggery and boil them well.
  • Then drain and set aside.
  • Crush cardamon into powder and set aside.
  • Again we have to crush cashew nut and keep aside.
  • Clean the palm leaves and Cut them in to medium pieces. Make threads using the leaflets itself to tie
    the ola pidi .
  • Now we take the jaggery water pan and add peeled banana ,then mash them well with clean hands.
  • Add rice flour, black sesame seeds,crush cashewnut,cardamom powder,raisins and pinch of salt, mix
    them well and knead to a smooth dough.
  • Then Open the leaves ,take a small portion of the dough and fill in palm leaf and cover the other side
    with another palm leaf and tie with the thread we made using palm leaflets.
  • Heat water in a idli steamer and add cardamom
  • Then place a idli plate into the steamer, arrange the ola pidi and steam them well.
  • Remove from fire and keep aside
  • Serve the traditional snack palm leaf kozhukkatta (ola pidi) with tea

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