Ammini Kozhukattai-Steamed Rice Balls

Ammini Kozhukkattai

Ammini Kozhukkattai made with rice flour and an authentic, traditional Tamil food. Usually served in the breakfast, but at the time made in the evenings for the kids.
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 618kcal
Author Sujatha Muralidhar



  • 2 Cups Rice Flour / Idiyappam Flour
  • 3 Cups Boiling Water
  • 1 tsp Salt

Ingredients For Seasoning:

  • 1 tsp Cooking Oil
  • 1 tsp Black Mustard Seeds
  • 1 tsp Skinless black gram / Urad Dal
  • 1 Stalk Curry Leaves


  • If you have Rice flour, fry the flour in a pan without oil in the medium heat by stirring continuously. Make sure flour should remain white in color till it reaches the sand consistency and keep aside.
  • If it is 'Idiyappam Flour', you can start from here. Bring 3 cups of water to boil and add salt.
  • Mix the boiling water to the flour in 3-4 times by mixing them continuously. Try to make the small ball out of the flour, if it is sticky add the little flour. If the ball brittles add little boiling water to form a thick smooth paste.
  • Make small spherical balls, You can also engage your kiddos, definitely, they will enjoy doing this job.
  • Steam these balls in the steamer / Idli pot for about 7-10 min or until the rice balls gets cooked completely.
  • In a pan add a tsp of oil, add mustard, black gram, curry leaves and wait till they splutter. Then add the steamed rice balls and saute it for a minute.
  • Serve this Steamed Rice Balls as a breakfast or as a snack in the evening. It does not require any side dish.


Calories: 618kcal | Carbohydrates: 129g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 1163mg | Potassium: 121mg | Fiber: 4g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.8mg