I love anything to do with steam for the health reason. Normally I do kolukattai using rice / ragi flour. I saw this recipe in some other cookery program. Wanted to give it a try for for quite sometime. I did this week. It came out pretty well. Also this is easier than doing with rice or ragi as this one doesn't require any stuffing.

Rawa – 1 cup
Bengal Gram Dhal - 1/4 cup
Coconut gratings - 2 to 3 tablespoons (Optional)
Salt - 1/2 teaspoon or as per taste

Oil - 3 to 4 teaspoons
Mustard - 1/2 teaspoon
Urad dhal - 1 teaspoon
Bengal gram dhal - 1 teaspoon
Pepper and Jeera - Crushed coarsely 1 teaspoon
Red chillies - 2 to 3
Fresh ginger - a small piece chopped finely
Cashewnuts or any nuts of your choice - few (Optional)


Soak Bengal Gram dhal in water for about one hour.
Heat the kada, put the oil and when it is hot add mustard. When it start to splutter add urad dhal, bengal gram dhal, cashew nuts, pepper and jeera (coarsely powdered), red chillies (broken into two to three pieces) and chopped ginger and fry till the dhals become light brown. 
Then add rawa to the seasoning and fry just for few seconds or till you get a nice smell.
Cool it. Add soaked dhal (drain the excess water), coconut gratings and salt. Mix well. Sprinkle water little by little and make a dough. Keep it closed for ten to fifteen minutes.
Take a small lemon size dough and press it with your fingers and make kozhukattai. 
Arrange it in a idli plate and steam cook for ten to fifteen minutes.
Serve with any desired chutney.