Monday, November 30, 2009

Kozhukkatta/Rice dumpling with sweet filling

This is the sweet liked by Lord Ganesha/Vinayaka. It is known as "modakam" in Sanskrit.[I know that there are different varieties of "modakam", so don't stare after reading this;-)] There are two types of kozhukkatta that we make at home. One is sweetened with jaggery and the other version is salty. In my little family the majority prefers the salted ones over the sweet ones.So most of the times I end up making both types to satisfy everyone's' palate :-)

Kozhukkaatta

Ingredients:

Rice Flour(Dry roasted)-2 cups
Boiling water- Enough to make dough
Salt- to taste

For sweet filling:
Coconut (grated)-1cup
Jaggery(shaved/grated)-1/2 cup
Cumin seeds-2 Tsp
Cardamom powder-1 Tsp

For the salted ones:
Cumin seeds-3 Tsp
Coconut grated-1cup
Salt

Kozhukkaatta

Method

1.Making the dough is the same as we make for idiyappam.(see here)
2.Make the filling by mixing all the ingredients listed under filling.
3.For the sweet Kozhukkatta,Take a small ball sized dough and flatten it with the tip of your fingers.
4.Keep a Tbsp of the filling in the middle and close the dough from all sides.Remove any extra dough and shape the kozhukkatta.
5.For the salted ones mix the ingredients listed,'for salted ones' and make small balls.(the smaller the better)
6.Some people add a little bit jaggery in the dough to make that also a bit sweet. But we like the outer covering of our sweet kozhukkatta salty :-).So this is your choice.
7.Steam them till they are cooked.(2whistles in a pressure cooker). You could make them in a steamer too.
8.I would have them as they are. For the salted ones you can use chutney powder of your choice, sugar or banana as an accompaniment.

Salted Kozhukkatta

This is a picture of the salted ones :-)

Contributor: Namitha

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45 comments:

  1. It takes me back to those good old days at my grand parents house, I prefer the sweet ones,I crave them often ,now I can make them!!!

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  2. Looks great...you know we south indians must have the most healthies breakfast ever with all these steamed goodies like appams,idlis,puttu, kozhukatta and all

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  3. looks delicious namita..have seen in many blogs but u have presented it really well...

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  4. looks so delicious, dear....i love this so much!..yum yum!

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  5. My hubby's fav.looks so beautiful and yummy..Sarkarayku nalla colour:)

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  6. totally new to me.........they look delicious..........

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  7. Oh yummy kozhukkatta...Its same with me too, I end up making both versions to keep all happy at home, but I make it with sugar.

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  8. entha ithu .. adipoli ayittu ondallo...keep it up...

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  9. Kanditte kothi varunnu,coconut and jaggeri is an unbeatable combo...looks delish..

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  10. Lovely kozhukattais and nice pictures.I am coming over to grab them.

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  11. Ooh! These look and sounds so good! I've all the ingredients in my cupboard, YAY! I'll make them very soon, thanks for the recipe:)

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  12. They look delicious, very nice entry for the event.

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  13. Delicious Nami! The sectional view is just perfect :-)

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  14. Could have this anytime. Looks delicious.

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  15. vinakayaka chathurthi special..I never really remember how many such modaks I have had each vinayaka chathurthi..they r super tasty

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  16. Thakarppan!! adipoliyayittu present cheythittundu nami....ingane kothipikkale!!!looks so yummy & tempting...:)

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  17. I can eat many, i cant rememner how many modaks i have finished on chathurthi day..looks tempting..

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  18. Nice presentation and wonderful photo with Lord vinayak

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  19. oh nami, this is too good! i can finish off a dozen of these in under a min. now i will deftly try to make them myself instead of waiting for my mom to make them!

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  20. ive made this once before..but urs look too good...

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  21. This reminds me of a desert I have seen here in malaysia, something called rice dumpling filled with different sweet fillings like red bean, peanutt etc

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  22. Wow! perfect modakam ! Looks so good Namitha. Nice work:)

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  23. These look delicious! I think I would I like the sweet ones :-) What is jaggery?

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  24. Delicious looking Kozhakkattais. Sure they taste awesome too.

    Chitchat

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  25. iyyoooooo ithippo vene...kothiyavunnu.

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  26. Perfect click Nami.. I am sure the modaka-priyan (Lord Ganesh) was pleased as I could see him happily resting.. :) Yummy!!

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  27. Tempting kozhukattai!Lovely pictures Dear

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  28. I think we have something similar made with glutinous rice in China too. I love them!

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  29. Awesome job Nami.. way to go..

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  30. Wow...that looks yummy...love that filling...

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  31. Love the sweet coconut filling :D

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  32. wowww..looks so moist and yummy...:)I love both versions,but sweet one is irresistable !!

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  33. adipoli...Kothiyayittu vayya...
    Othiri nalayi njan ithu kayichittu ..yummy yumm...

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  34. looks very tempting...my MIL makes this often!

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  35. The sweet kozhukattais are my favorites and yours have turned out beautifully !

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  36. I have seen these and wanted to try them so bad! They look mouthwatering!

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  37. Thanks buddies !!!!
    @Sree: I brought this jaggery frm Kerala ;-)
    @Velva :Jaggery is a special kind of sugar which we use in India. You could replace it with brown sugar in this recipe.The taste is almost the same :-)

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  38. I like your kozukkatta.

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  39. Lovely kozhukatta,My mom will also prepare sweet & salt version.I am remembering my childhood days.

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  40. Dear Namitha
    I was out and could not see this posting, I like this, it is like Manda Pitha of orissa. Haven't taken for a long time :-)
    Many thanks

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