Kozhukattai

Written by: 7aum Suvai

Kozhukattai is a sweet dish traditionally prepared during Vinayaka Chaturthi festival. Its steamed rice flour dumpling with sweet filling inside. This is my mom’s way of making kozhukattai. I am a big fan of this kozhukkattai.


Ingredients:
Rice flour:
  • Idly rice-1 cup
  • Salt-1 tsp
  • Water- as needed
  • Sesame oil-1 tbsp
Sweet stuffing/Poornam: 
  •  Coconut-11/2 cup(grated)
  •  Roasted bengal gram-1cup (pottukadalai)
  •  Sugar-as needed
  •  Cardamon-1
Method:

Rice flour Preparation:
  I made rice flour from the scratch. Even I tried with store bought rice flour but making our own rice flour is really tasty and this is the authentic way of making kozhukkattai.
  1. Soak idly rice for 5-6 hr and using wet grinder/mixer grinder grind the rice to a very fine consistency (like dosa batter). Finally add salt to it.
  2. Take a big hard bottom pan keep in a medium heat always and add 1 tbsp of sesame oil to it. Then add the rice flour keep stirring never move from that place…Continue doing this until you get thick ball.
  3. Switch off the stove. Divide the batter into three portions and knead it into a smooth ball. Make it into a single ball and cover it with a wet tissue or cloth. 
Poornam:
Grind all the ingredients given for sweet stuffing except coconut. Finally add the ground mixer to the coconut. Now stuffing is ready...
Making of dumplings:
Now we have to make the kozhukattai and keep the poornam inside. Lot of ready made achu is available. But if you dont have achu also no problem. 
  1. Apply oil on your left hand take a small amount of rice flour make a ball then press the flour with the other hand. Keep the poornam inside and cover nicely.
  2. Place the kozhukattais in the idli plate or any steamer for 9 to 10 minutes and steam until cooked. 


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