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Panai Olai Kozhukattai

Panai olai kozhukattai is a special delicious kozhukattai made with rice flour & palm jaggery and steamed in palm leaf. Panai Olai Kozhukattai is unique in preparation and very artistic for people who wish to experiment with varieties. Learn how to make Panai Olai Kozhukattai with step by step pictures.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings10 kozhukattais
AuthorSharmilee J



  • First crush palm jaggery, I used my hand mortar and pestle. Measure and transfer crushed palm jaggery to a pan.
  • Add water till immersing level. Crush it well using a potato masher.
  • Heat it up and cook for few mins until the jaggery melts completely. Strain to remove impurities. Cool down for later use.
  • Wash the palm leaves,cut the center protion about 4 to 5 inches long and set aside.Dry roast green gram dal till slightly browned. Cool down for few mins.
  • Transfer to a mixer and grind to a coarse mixture.Now in a bowl add rice flour,green gram mixture,grated coconut and cardamom powder.
  • Mix it well, I transferrred it to a wider bowl.Then add palm jaggery syrup little by little.
  • Keep mixing and the syrup fully, mix well.If it is still dry, sprinkle little water to form a dough like this, not too dry and not too goey.
  • Gather it together to form a dough.Open the palm leaf,grease it with oil,now stuff it with the dough lengthwise.
  • Tie it with a thread, I used palm leaf threads itself.Finish all the dough like this.Now arrange it in a steamer pot, I used my idli steamer.
  • As a final step steam it for atleast 15-20mins.Open and carefully remove the kozhukattais from the palm leaf.
  • Serve Pani Olai Kozhukattai hot!


  • If you do not get palm leaves, you can make regular kozhukattais but the palm leaf flavour is the best in this kozhukattai.
  • Do not skip karupatti(palm jaggery).
  • If you have homemade rice flour then use tshat.
  • Generally palm leaf is used for making this kozhukattai as it gives out nice flavour.
Nutrition Facts
Panai Olai Kozhukattai
Amount Per Serving (25 g)
Calories 143 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.1g
Sodium 24mg1%
Potassium 57mg2%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 3IU0%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 6mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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