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kozhukattai recipe



Kozhukattai is a traditional South Indian dish that is especially made during the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. It is a type of dumpling made from rice flour and is usually stuffed with a sweet or savory filling. The sweet version is filled with grated coconut and jaggery, while the savory version is filled with a mixture of lentils and spices. It is a very versatile dish and can be prepared in many ways, either steamed or fried.

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rice flour

1 cup

fresh coconut (grated)

1/2 cup


1/2 cup

cardamom powder

1/2 teaspoon

ghee (clarified butter)

1 tablespoon

mustard seeds

1/2 teaspoon


a pinch

- 2

curry leaves


salt to taste



Step 1:

Boil 1 cup of water with a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of oil.

Step 2:

Once the water has come to a boil, add the rice flour and stir continuously to avoid any lumps.

Step 3:

Cover and cook on a low flame until the flour is cooked and it forms a dough. Allow it to cool.

Step 4:

In a pan, mix the grated coconut and jaggery and cook on low flame till it thickens.

Step 5:

Add the cardamom powder and mix well. Allow it to cool.

Step 6:

Once the dough and the coconut-jaggery mixture are cool, make small balls of dough and flatten it.

Step 7:

Fill the flattened dough with a spoonful of the coconut-jaggery mixture and seal the edges.

Step 8:

Steam these filled dumplings in a steamer for about 10-15 minutes.

Step 9:

In another pan, heat a tablespoon of ghee and add the mustard seeds, asafoetida, and curry leaves.

Step 10:

Pour this over the steamed Kozhukattais and serve hot.

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