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Red Aval (Poha) Kozhukattai/ Flattened Rice Dumplings

By Foodybuddy @FoodyBuddy

Red Aval (Poha) Kozhukattai/ Flattened Rice Dumplings    Red rice flakes are made from a red rice. It is more common to find the flakes (poha) made of white rice. Rice flakes has an earthy flavor, chewy texture and light rose in color. Healthy alternative to white rice flakes, having a high nutritional contents. This is a healthy breakfast recipe because of high in fiber & nutrition. Good for kids and adult. Try this recipe and enjoy.
   1 and 1/4 Cup of Red Poha/ Sivappu Aval/ Flattened Rice
   Salt to Taste
     To Tempering
   2 Tsp of  Vegetable/ Canola Oil
   1 Tsp of Mustard Seeds
   1 Tsp of Urad Dal
   2 Red Chillies
   Pinch of Hing/Asafoetida
   5-7 Curry Leaves
   2Tbsp of Dried Coconut Flakes


  • Wash the poha/aval and soak it in water for 30 mins. After that, drain the water. To the soaked poha/aval, add salt and knead well with hand or mash it with a masher.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add mustard, urad dal, red chillies(break it), curry leaves and hing. After mustard seeds crackles and dal changes color. Add this tempering to the mashed poha/aval.
  • Add coconut flakes to the mashed poha and mix well with a spoon or by hand.
  • Take a small portion of dough and make an oval shaped kozhukattai / dumplings.
  • Arrange it in a greased idly plate and steam cook it for 5-10 mins.
  • Serve with any chutney of your choice. I had with podukadalai chutney.

Red Aval (Poha) Kozhukattai/ Flattened Rice Dumplings    Tips
  • You can use green chillies instead of red chillies.
  • You can also add bengal gram in tempering.
  • You can make kozhukattai in any shape of your choice.
  • For extra health benefits, add grated carrot or beetroot.
   Health Benefits of Sivappu Aval /Red Flakes
  • Red rice flakes are very good for the people with heart disease, diabetes and weight loss.
  • Low in cholesterol, high in fiber, vitamins and minerals.

Red Aval (Poha) Kozhukattai/ Flattened Rice Dumplings

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