Saamai Kozhukkattai:

Dear friends! How was Krishna Jeyanthi celebrations? What was your menu? If you have tried any recipe from my space,kindly share the picture with me.I will be happy to upload in my page. The upcoming posts in my blog for the next week would be what I had prepared for yesterday’s pooja. I just made a few trials by nagging mommy over the phone. It was definitely a decent output I would say for my first trial. I hope all of you had a great gala time with family. The recipe for the day is “MILLET KOZHUKKATTAI”.Kozhukkattai is a south Indian steamed food, similar to momos made with rice/wheat/millets. Even the modaks made for Ganesh Chaturthi are called Kozhukkattai. We can make innumerable varieties by creating with stuffing/without stuffing, altering method of preparation, altering the base flour/millet. It is an ideal breakfast/dinner and certain types are super yummy snacks. The following method is one traditional recipe from my family and I have made it super healthy by adding millet. To know more about millets and read millet recipes refer here . You can use little/barnyard/foxtail or Kodo millet in this recipe. The below images are from two different days, hence there may be differences. This can be offered to babies above 8 months after trying out each ingredient individually and ensuring no allergy.saamai kozhukkattai


  • Saamai/Little Millet-1/2 cup
  • Idly Rice-1/2 cup
  • Coconut-1/4 cup(grated)
  • Salt-As per taste
  • Oil-To cook
  • Water-1/2-1 cup

To temper:

  • Mustard Seeds-1/4 tsp
  • Urad dhal-1/4 tsp
  • Bengal gram-1/4 tsp
  • Red Chilly-2
  • Curry leaves

saamai kozhukkattai

Saamai Kozhukkattai


1.Measure all ingredients and get things ready


2.Wash and rinse rice and millet well and soak for 3 hours.


saamai kozhukkattai

3.Drain the water and add coconut ,millet,rice and salt to the  mixer.

saamai kozhukkattai

4.Grind by adding little water(to reach slight pouring consistency) using pulse mode.

5.The batter has to be slightly coarse(with some rava like particles).

saamai kozhukkattai

6.In a pan heat oil and temper with ingredients mentioned.

7.When they spulltter add the batter and start stirring.

8.Continue to stir in medium flame until you reach the consistency shown in below picture.

saamai kozhukkattai

9.Make small/big balls when the dough is slightly warm and place them in a steamer/idly pot.

10.Steam cook for 15 minutes.

saamai kozhukkattai

11.Serve it hot with any chutney.

saamai kozhukkattai


Stirring might be difficult if excess/less water is added.

Adjust chilly as per taste.

You can grind chilly along with rice too instead of tempering.

Please have a word with your doctor before introducing any new food.

Sorry for bad images,they were clicked from mobile with a bad lighting.

Skip salt for babies below one year

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