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Chambara Kozhukattai Recipe (Kolukattai)

Roasted rice kolukattai also known as chambara kolukattai is a authentic recipe from nagercoil.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 6 servings


  • Rice - 4 cups I used normal ponni rice
  • Salt to taste
  • Coconut - 2 cup
  • For Seasoning:
  • Oil - 1 tblspn
  • Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tblspn
  • Channa Dal / Kadala Paruppu - 3 tblspn
  • Urad Dal / Ulundu Parupppu - 3 tblspn
  • Dry Red Chilli - 5 broken into small pieces
  • Curry leaves a big handful


  • Measure rice and add it to a huge kadai. Roast them for 10 to 15 mins till it roast well and turn golden. Remove it to a plate and allow it to cool down.
  • Now transfer it to a mixing bowl and cover it with water. Let it soak for 4 hours.
  • Now drain it and add it to a blender. Grind it into a rough paste. Dont add water while grinding.
  • Make seasoning. Heat oil and crackle all the seasoning ingredients. Let it sizzle for a min. Add this to the rice mixture.
  • Now add in salt and coconut. Mix well.
  • Take a small portion and form into small balls.
  • Pop them into a steamer and steam it for 10 mins.
  • Serve hot or warm.
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