Aval Kozhukkattai | Poha Dumplings

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Cooks in: 30 Minutes Serves: 3 People

Kozhukkattai or dumplings is a traditional recipe of South India. The spiced flour is first cooked in water and then steamed. Generally rice grits or flour is used for making this dish. Poha/Aval/flakes/flattened rice is also best suited for this recipe. Try this healthy recipe by using millet poha.


  • 2 Cups Powdered Barnyard Millet Poha
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1/2 Cup Grated Carrots
  • 1/4 Cup Grated Coconut
  • 1 Tsp Rice Flour
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Salt
Ingredients for seasoning:
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Oil
  • 1 Tsp Mustard Seeds
  • 1 Tsp Urad Dal
  • 1/2 Tsp Chana Dal
  • 1 Tsp Chopped Green Chillies
  • 1/4 Tsp Asafoetida Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Finely Chopped Curry Leaves


  1. Heat a pan, add oil and do the seasoning. Once done add water and salt.
  2. When it starts boiling, add rice flour and mix without any lumps. When the water starts rolling, keeping the heat on low, add the powdered poha and mix well. Let it cook and absorb the water. Once done, add grated coconut and turn off heat. Keep the dough covered for 10 minutes.
  3. Open, add grated carrots and mix well with your fingers and bind to a soft thick dough. Dip your palm in water and shape the dough into equal sized balls.
  4. Steam the balls for 10 minutes on medium heat. Serve with any chutney/sambar.


  • Pulsate Poha in a mixie for making powder.
  • Other millet poha can also be used for this recipe.
  • Other veggies like Spinach/Radish/Cabbage/Beetroot can also be used instead of carrots.

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