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Millet Kozhukattai with Peanut Stuffing
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, sweets
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Sangeetha Priya
Millet Outer Dough Ingredients
  • Ragi Flour - 3/4 Cup
  • Salt - A Pinch
  • Water - 1.5 Cups
  • Sesame Oil - 1 Tbsp Plus More for Shaping Modaks
Peanut Stuffing Ingredients
  • Peanut Powder/Verkadalai Podi - 3/4 Cup
  • Palm Jaggery/Karupatti - 1/2 Cup
  • Cardamom Powder - 1tsp
  • Shredded Coconut - 2 Tbsp
  • Sesame Seeds - 1 Tbsp
  • Ghee - 1/2 Tbsp
Millet Kozhukattai Outer dough Preparation
  1. In a wide pan add flour, salt (Pic 1) and water.
  2. Make a lump free millet batter (Pic 2).
  3. Bring this mixture to boil in medium flame by stirring the batter (Pic 2).
  4. Once the batter starts bubbling (refer video) then it starts to thicken very quickly so keep an eye.
  5. At this stage continue stirring, you may use wire whisk and non stick pan to ease this process.
  6. I have a very clear video tutorial for this process which is a key for the right kozhukattai consistency.
  7. Do check the video tutorial at the bottom of this post.
  8. The millet batter thickens quickly like shown in Pic 3 & 4.
  9. Do keep stirring from this point in low flame by adding sesame oil (Pic 4).
  10. Oil helps not to burn the ragi dough at the bottom of the pan and prevents forming lump.
  11. Continue stirring until it reaches a non sticky dough
  12. All the moisture should evaporate and form a stiff dough (Pic 5).
  13. Let it cool at room temperature meanwhile you can prepare the stuffing.
  14. When the outer dough is warm apply oil to your palm and knead to soft pliable dough (Pic 6).
  15. The dough should not be sticky and gooey after kneading otherwise cook again and bring to that consistency.
How to Stuff and Shape Millet Kozhukattai
  1. Prepare the stuffing you want and keep it ready.
  2. Either pinch the stuffing and make oval (for stuffing in the mould) or round balls to manually shape the kozhukattai (Pic 1) .
  3. I have described both methods here today.
  4. Grease the mould with sesame oil (pic 1) and position it closed.
  5. Take a small lemon size outer dough and insert it into the mould evenly without any gap (pic 2). i.e should not see inner mould
  6. Also press dough with a finger (Pic 2) to get good mould impression on your kozhukattai.
  7. Now gently stuff the prepared peanut filling in to it (Pic 3).
  8. Take a pinch outer dough and seal the bottom of mould with it (Pic 4).
  9. Gently open the mould and release the stuffed millet kozhukattai (Pic 5).
  10. I have shown demo on how to shape the kozhukattai without using mould in the video tutorial please do check it.
  11. The output is shown in the picture 6 above.
  12. Arrange the shaped kozhukattai / modaks over greased idli or steamer plate.
How to Steam Millet Kozhukattai in Instant Pot
  1. Layer the kozhukattai placed plates on steamer stand or idli stand (Pic 1).
  2. Add water to Instant pot inner pot and set sauté mode high (Pic 2) by closing the IP with glass lid (Pic 3).
  3. Let the water comes to boil, once its boiling do cancel the sauté option (Pic 3).
  4. Place the steamer stand gently in to the boiling water (Pic 4).
  5. Pressure cook high for 5 minutes in steam mode using manual timer (use manual timer for steam mode, refer video).
  6. Once done, remove the lid, kozhukattai looks shiny as shown above & step by step Picture 6.

  7. Serve piping hot tasty millet kozhukattai (pic 6) immediately.

Recipe Video