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Hello there !! I'm glad you found my blog :-). I'm Nithya & my very close friends call me Nithu. I started this blog back in 2007, when my daughter Divya was born & I christened it " Divya KuttyzKitchen". I'm blessed with a handsome little guy too. My precious two kept me busy for quite these years, its Feb 2014 and I realized my blog needed some serious uplift, So here I am back to blogging. I use my iPhone for clickin & uploadin the pictures in my blog.I know its needs improvement. Let's just say, I'm just happy the way they are for now & when I do find time, I might improve on it. I also own an Etsy store, where I sell my handmade Soap bars, Cupcake soaps, Body butter, Body scrub, Lip balms & more... I plan on adding a few more Categories to my blog like Kiddie food, Travel, Soap making, Crafts etc..

Friday, November 7, 2008


Learnt this Recipe from my Chettinad friend..She makes the best Kara Kolukattai ..I wud say..
When i was in Pennsylvania, she would barge in with a plate of steaming hot Kara Kolukattai..What could be more delicious???


  1. Idlli Rice - 1 Cup
  2. Coconut - 1 Handful
  3. Red Whole chillies - 2 + 5 (Diced)
  4. Onion - 1 Diced (big)
  5. Channa Dal - 1 spoon
  6. Mustard - for Seasoning
  7. Salt - to taste
  8. Curry Leaves - 5 Leaves
  9. Hing


  1. Soak Rice in Water for 3 hrs..
  2. Grind Rice, Coconut, 2 Red whole Chillies with salt and Hing
  3. In a Non stick pan , heat 2 spoon oil, Add Mustard,channa dal,curry Leaves.
  4. Now add the diced Onions.Fry till its Lightly Cooked..
  5. Add the Diced Red Chillies.
  6. Now pour the batter in.
  7. Sprinkle some salt.
  8. Keep Stirring the mixture, making sure not to form Lumps.
  9. When cooked, allow it to cool and make it in the form of kolukattai (refer pic)
  10. Arrange in idli tray and steam cook as u would Idllis.
  11. It should take about less than 3-4 mins..
  12. Remove from the idlli pan ..Serve and garnish with chopped cilantro..
  13. Goes well with Onion Chutney , ellu chutney or even coconut chutney..


devi kannan said...

hi u r kara kolukattai is super.........devi

Nithya said...

I posted it for u..Do try it out..Its really Really Good.