Foxtail Millet Uppu Kozhukattai Recipe

Foxtail Millet Uppu Kozhukattai Recipe is a savoury guilt free steamed dumplings which is prepared with foxtail millet and spices. Make and serve as a tea time snack along with a cup of hot tea.

Karthika Gopalakrishnan
Foxtail Millet Uppu Kozhukattai Recipe
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Are you looking for an easy snack to enjoy your ‘me’ time with a cup of Chai? And are you health conscious but at the time love traditional tasty recipes? Then, this foxtail millet uppu kozhukattai is a perfect choice. Uppu Kozhukattai is savoury steamed dumplings prepared traditionally with rice flour and spices. To make it healthier for you to snack without any guilt, let’s prepare these dumplings with foxtail millet. And they are gluten free and vegan.

Foxtail millet is a diabetic food and doesn’t have sugar in any form. They are known to release glucose content steadily in the blood without affecting the metabolic rate of the body. Thus, Foxtail Millet Uppu Kozhukattai is healthier, diabetic friendly, low in fat, gluten free cereal, and a perfect vegan option. 

Serve Foxtail Millet Uppu Kozhukattai Recipes as a tea time snack with masala chai.

If you like this recipe, you can also try other Kozhukattai recipes such as

  1. Chettinad Style Uppu Mani Kozhukattai Recipe
  2. Paal Kozhukattai Recipe With Bananas 
  3. Oats Uppu Kozhukattai Recipe

Course: Snack
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

30 M


2 Servings


  • 1 cup Foxtail Millet
  • 1 cup Water
  • 2 Dry Red Chillies
  • 1 teaspoon Gingelly oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Mustard seeds (Rai/ Kadugu)
  • 1/4 teaspoon White Urad Dal (Split)
  • Curry leaves , handful
  • Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , handful
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped
  • Salt , as required

How to make Foxtail Millet Uppu Kozhukattai Recipe

  1. To begin making the Foxtail Millet Uppu Kozhukattai Recipe, soak foxtail millet in water for about 4 hours or overnight.

  2. Drain the excess water and add the foxtail millet along with red chillies to a mixer grinder. Add a cup of water and grind to a coarse paste.

  3. Ensure not to add more water as it will make battery watery. The water amount has to be added accurately as adding more water make it watery and makes the dumplings gummy. 

  4. At the same time, adding less amount of water makes the batter thick and makes hard dumplings. Keep the batter aside.

  5. In a medium Kadai, add oil and heat it over medium heat.

  6. Once the oil is hot, add mustard seeds and urad dal. Let it splutter. Once done add curry leaves, coriander leaves, and chopped chilies. Saute for a few seconds and add onions and saute until they become transparent.

  7. Once the onions have turned translucent reduce the heat and add grounded batter to the pan.Stir continuously and mix well to combine. The mixture will thicken immediately.

  8. After the mixture thickens turn off the heat.While the mixture is hot, scoop out the batter using a spoon and roll them into small rounds.

  9. Repeat the same with the remaining batter. Steam the balls in the idli cooker or in pressure cooker for about 10 minutes till the dumplings turn shiny. Transfer the Foxtail Millet Uppu Kozhukattai Recipes onto a serving plate and serve hot. 

  10. Serve Foxtail Millet Uppu Kozhukattai Recipes as a tea time snack with masala chai.