Kuruvikkar Rice Kozhukkattai Recipe

Kuruvikkar Rice Kozhukkattai Recipe:

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Kuruvikkar Rice Kozhukkattai Recipe:

Coming to today’s recipe of Kuruvikkar Rice Kozhukkattai now, this is an attempt I made to make a spicy version of a dumpling with one of native traditional rice variety called “kuruvikaar”. It might like repetition but the rice yielded super soft kozhukkattais/dumplings which were yummy too.

Check out the recipes made with traditional and native rice variants below

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Kuruvikkar Rice Kozhukkattai

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Kuruvikkar Rice Kozhukkattai

What is Kuruvikkar Rice?

I honestly couldn’t find great information about this variant as compared to my previous writeups despite reading close to 20 research papers and several websites.

What impressed me about this rice variant was, the paddy crops can stay resistant to pests and worms naturally. And that makes the rice to store ‘n’ number of nutrients within itself and lock them. You can use this rice variety to make idly, dosa, porridge, paniyaram, idiyappam.

Health benefits:

  • The rice is rich in iron, protein and fibre. It aids in losing the bad cholesterol and hence beneficial in tackling obesity.
  • Primarily, the porridge (Overnight Fermented) was used by people who have been investing several hours of physical work.
  • A natural energy booster which can help you recover from fatigue and build strength.
  • The Kuruvikkar doesn’t get contaminated even when cooked and kept outside for a long time is what few references say and highly recommended for diabetic people and those who are finding it hard to shed extra pounds. The high fibre content and less digestible starch make you avoid unnecessary consumption of extra plates of unwanted food.

Kuruvikkar Rice Kozhukkattai Recipe

This is the standard kara kozhukkattai recipe which we follow at home. I tried the same with Kuruvikkar. You would feel enhanced taste than when made with normal white idly rice. The process is not lengthy or tough either. They are soft and light too. Since they are steamed it is a perfect choice for breakfasts and dinner.

Serves 3


  • Kuruvikkar Rice-1 cup
  • Coconut grated-1/3 cup
  • Oil-To cook
  • Mustard Seeds-1/4 tsp
  • Urad Dhal-1/4 tsp
  • Curry Leaves-Handful
  • Gram dhal-1/4 tsp
  • Red chillies-2


  1. Wash and soak the rice overnight or 8 hours. Completely drain the water.

Kuruvikkar Rice Kozhukkattai

  1. Add the rice to grinder/mixie along with salt, coconut and grind well with 1/2 cup of water.


Kuruvikkar Rice Kozhukkattai

  1. In a thick bottomed pan, add oil and temper with mustard seeds, urad dhal, gram dhal, red chillies and curry leaves.

  2. Add the ground batter and keep stirring until it thickens and gets rolled into one non-sticky mass like the picture below.

Kuruvikkar Rice Kozhukkattai

  1. Shape them in your palms and steam cook in low flame for 10-15 minutes.

Kuruvikkar Rice Kozhukkattai


  1. Serve it hot with ulunthu chutney or coconut chutney


Kuruvikkar Rice Kozhukkattai


The stirring would help in avoiding lumps.

It would require 10 minutes of stirring.

The batter shouldn’t be too runny and too coarse.

You can use any red rice variant in the same recipe.




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