Gingili Seed (ellu) Kozukottai

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Total Time:
45-60 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • White gingili seeds - 1/2 cup
  • Jaggery powder - 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom powder - 1/2 cup
  • For Cover:
  • 4 to 6 cups rice flour
  • 2 tsps - oil
  • 1 tsp - salt
  • 4 cups water

How to Make Gingili Seed (ellu) Kozukottai

  • Roast the gingili seeds till they begin to pop.
  • Cool and powder in the mixer.
  • Add jaggery powder and cardamom powder and run the mixer for few seconds till the mixture is well mixed.
  • For Covering:
  • Sift the rice flour to ensure that there are no lumps. Boil 4 cups of water with 1 tsp salt and 2 tsps of oil (preferably gingili oil) remove from fire. Add 2 cups of flour, stirring the mixture well with a wooden stick or the handle of a wooden spoon or churner, to make a smooth lump.
  • Continue to add more rice flour, 1/2 cup at a time and mix till you have a smooth, soft ball which is not sticky.
  • Cover the dough with a wet cloth to prevent it from drying while preparing the filling.
  • On a greased plastic sheet take a ball of the dough, about 1 lemon size and flatten it on the sheet with hand.
  • Place 1 tbsp of the mixture at the centre and spread on the flattened dough.
  • Fold it half and steam it in a steamer for 10 mins.
  • Serve.