Kozhukkatta

Kozhukkatta


Doodlebrary

Doodlebrary

April 13, 2024

  • Kozhukkatta, also spelled as “Kozhukattai,” is a popular South Indian and Sri Lankan rice flour dumpling or steamed rice cake.
  • It is a traditional dish often prepared during festivals and special occasions, especially during Ganesh Chaturthi in India.
  • Kozhukkatta can be sweet or savory, and the preparation may vary slightly depending on the region and individual preferences.
  • Here’s a basic recipe for sweet kozhukkatta:
  • Ingredients:
  • For the outer dough:
    • 1 cup rice flour
    • A pinch of salt
    • 1-1.5 cups of water (adjust as needed)
  • For the sweet filling:
    • Grated coconut
    • Jaggery (or sugar) to taste
    • Cardamom powder for flavor
  • Instructions:
    • Boil water in a pan, add a pinch of salt, and bring it to a rolling boil.
    • Gradually add the rice flour while stirring continuously to prevent lumps. Cook the mixture until it forms a dough-like consistency. Make sure it’s not too dry or too sticky. Remove from heat and allow it to cool slightly.
    • Meanwhile, prepare the sweet filling. In a separate pan, melt jaggery (or sugar) with a little water. Add grated coconut and cardamom powder. Cook until the mixture thickens and turns into a sticky, sweet filling.
    • Divide the rice dough into small portions and shape them into small cups or balls.
    • Flatten each rice dough portion into a small disc or cup using your fingers. Place a small amount of the sweet coconut filling in the center.
    • Carefully seal the edges to form a dumpling shape. Make sure there are no openings.
    • Steam the kozhukkatta dumplings in a steamer for about 10-15 minutes or until they become firm and cooked through.
    • Once done, let them cool for a few minutes, and your sweet kozhukkatta is ready to be served.
  • You can also make savory kozhukkatta by using a spiced filling, such as a mixture of grated coconut, grated vegetables, and various seasonings.
  • The process for making savory kozhukkatta is quite similar to the sweet version, with the main difference being the filling used.
  • Kozhukkatta is a delicious and versatile dish enjoyed by people in South India and Sri Lanka, and it can be made in different variations to suit various tastes and occasions.

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