Poorna Kolukattai

Preparation Time: 30 min
Cooking Time: 10 min
Serves: 2


  • Channa Dhal- 1/2 cup
  • Jaggery- 1/2 cup
  • Rice flour- 1 cup


1.  Pressure cook channa dhal for 3 whistles. Allow pressure to release. Dhal should be cooked well. Break jaggery into small pieces and add jaggery to the cooked channa dhal. Put it in a blender and grind it into paste. Do not add water as the jaggery once mixed will itself give out some water with the warmth of channa dhal.

2.   Heat a pan, add channa jaggery paste to it. Saute for few minutes in low flame. Keep stirring slowly until it reaches a firm consistency. It should neither be too hard nor too soft or watery. This is used as poornam or stuffing for making kolukattai.

3.   In a bowl, add rice flour and make it into a soft dough by adding hot water. Small flat circles are made from the dough.

4.  Place a spoon of poornam in the middle of rice flour circle and close the edges to make the desired shape.

5.  Repeat this to make all kolukaatai and cook in idly pan. Tasty poorna kolkattai is ready to serve.