Black rice/karuppu kavani rice kozhukattai



Black rice flour : 1 cup
Jaggery : 1/4 cup
Salt a pinch
Gingelly oil 1 tsp


Boil the jaggery with water n filter the impurities.
Take the flour in a mixing bowl.add a pinch of salt.
Mix the jaggery water with flour.knead it to chapathi dough consistency.
Add a tsp of oil and knead it well.
Steam it for 4 to 5 mins .
Serve hot.
Note : you can adjust the sweetness of jaggery per your taste

Author: Priyadarshini Somasundar

Priyadarshini is an Engineering graduate in Electronics and Communication. She used work for Dell, Later shifted to Chennai after marriage and worked in Ericsson as system analyst. I have always been passionate about our tradition and curious to know about our ancient wisdom and practices, which made me join this group.

Instant Aval/Poha Kara Kozhukkatai / Dumplings


1. Black Rice Aval – 2 cups
2. Chana dhal – 2 tsp
3. Urud dhal – 2 tsp
4. curry leaf – 8 to 10
5. Mustard seeds – 1tsp
6. Green chilly slit – 2
7. Red chilly – 1
8. Coconut gratings – 3/4th cup
8. Oil for seasoning


Wash once and soak Aval/ Poha for 15 to 20 mins
Drain water. Add required salt and keep it in a mixing bowl
In a kadai Heat oil and add Mustard once they crackle add Channa dhal, Urud dhal,both chilies and curry leaves and pour the seasoning to the poha. Add the coconut gratings and kneed well.

Now greese your hand with little oil and start making dumplings with your hand.

Mean time grease the idli plates with oil and put it on heat.
Place the dumplings in the idli plates and cook for 10 to 15 mins.

Hot steaming instant healthy dish ready to be served with idli powder or chutney of your choice.

Black rice aval(Karuppu Kavuni)can be substituted with other Millets and flattened rice like Ragi aval, Bajra Aval/Poha , Diabetic/Arthirites Poha ( Kattuyanam), Normal Aval or Poha

Author: Sri Nandhini Hari

I’m Sri Nandhini Hari, a B.Com & M.B.A finance post graduate and have worked in American Express Bank as an Asst. Manager and later with CTS as Financial Analyst. I have a passion towards our own tradition and culture and this has triggered me to share the natural and homemade products to a bigger community for the benefit of all.