Rice flour – 1 cup
Toor dal – 1/2 cup
Red chilli – 3-4
Asafoetida – 1 tsp
Ghee/Oil – 4-5 tbsp
Mustard seeds – 1 tbsp
Curry leaves – 1 sprig
Salt to taste


Soak the toor dal in water for an hour along with red chilli.

In a mixie, grind the toor dal and chilli without adding water into a coarse paste and keep it aside.

In a kadai, add water and allow it come to a boil. Now sieve the rice flour to ensure it is smooth. Now add salt and the rice flour slowly and mix it to make it into a smooth dough.

Allow it to cool and add some oil and knead it. Make them into small balls (kozhukattai) and keep it aside.

In a pressure cooker, steam the kozhukattai for about 10 minutes till it is cooked well.

In a kadai, add ghee/oil and once hot add the mustard seeds, asafoetida and curry leaves and saute for a couple of minutes. Now add the toor dal paste and mix well. Reduce the heat to medium and saute till the toor dal mixture is well cooked without any moisture.

Add the steamed kozhukattai to this and  mix well and cook for couple of minutes.

Yummy Mani Kozhukattai is now ready !!


Note: Instead of Toor Dal we can use use a mixture of Moong Dal and Masoor Dal.  We can also use Green Chillies instead of Red Chillies