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Kozhukatai Recipe

Kozhukatai is a popular Indian Snack
Author :
On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Festive Recipe
Course :
Snack Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Steam Recipe
Difficulty :
Servings :
Serves 6
Rated 5 based on 100 votes


  • For dough: 3 cups - Rice flour
  • salt to taste
  • 3 cups - water
  • 1 tbsp - oil
  • For the Coconut Filling: 1 cup - grated Coconut, loosely packed
  • 1/2 cup - Jaggery
  • 1 - Cardamom
  • For the Channa Dal Filling: 1/2 cup - Channa dal (kadalai paruppu)
  • 1/2 cup - Jaggery
  • 1 - Cardamom
  • 1 tbsp - grated Coconut
  • How to Make Kozhukatai:

    1. For the dough: Bring the water to boil in a heavy-bottomed pan.
    2. Reduce the flame to medium and add the oil and rice flour and stir well to get a smooth dough.
    3. Take off the flame and mix further to remove lumps thoroughly.
    4. Cover and allow to cool.
    5. For the Coconut Filling:
    6. Melt jaggery with a little water, in a kadai on a medium flame.
    7. Add coconut and cardamom powder and cook for 2 minutes.
    8. The filling will become thicker when it cools.
    9. Transfer to a container.
    10. For the Channa Dal Filling:
    11. Wash and cook channa dal with 3/4 cup water on a medium flame till all the water is absorbed and channa dal looks translucent.
    12. Allow to cool and grind to a powder.
    13. Add the coconut, jaggery and cardamom powder and grind to form a dough.
    14. Keep in a microwave safe glass bowl and cook for 2 minutes stirring in between.
    15. To Proceed:
    16. Make 1.5 inch balls out of the rice dough.
    17. Shape it into a cup with your fingers.
    18. Place 1 tsp of the prepared filling and cover to form a modhak shape - i.e., bring the ends of the cup together.
    19. You will get a round ball with a pointed top.
    20. Make these modhaks or Kozhukkatais with all the fillings.
    21. Steam in a pressure cooker without whistle for 3 minutes.
    22. You can place the kozhukatais on an idli stand to steam.
    23. Allow to cool for 10 minutes before removing from the cooker.


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