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Kozhukatta Recipe

“Kerala kozhukatta/കൊഴുക്കട്ട ”  (Steamed rice dumpling with coconut, jaggery and spices) is a sweet traditional christian dish for Easter season. It is a steamed  rice ball filled with Fresh coconut, jaggery and Cardamom . It is a tasty and healthy, 0 oil breakfast as well as evening snack too.

Kerala Christians prepare this dessert in Easter week.

They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna! ” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”“Blessed is the king of Israel!”  (John 12:13)

On that day keralite christens celebrate here a ‘Palm SUNDAY’ before a palm sunday , sataurday is Kozhukatta Perunaal.

 


Here is the traditional Kerala Kozhukatta  recipes its similar to Maharashtrian  Traditional  Modak recipe. Make a try and enjoy the traditional healthy sweet snacks

My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life. (Psalm 119:50)
मेरे दु:ख में मुझे शान्ति उसी से हुई है, क्योंकि तेरे वचन के द्वारा मैं ने जीवन पाया है।

Ingredients

Ingredient
Quantity
Notes
Rice Flour
1 Cup
Grated Coconut
1 Cup
jaggery or sharkara
85 Gram
change As per your taste
Cardamom
3 to 4
crushed
Roasted Cumin seed Powder
½ Tsp
Ghee/ Clarified Butter
½ Tbsp
Oil
For greasing
Salt
To Taste
Water
 
Almonds        ( optional )           
 
1 Cup

Method For Kerala Kozhukatta

• Cut a jaggery pieces. Heat jaggery pieces with small quantity of water and melt it.
•When melted,  strain. Heat a pan . Place grated coconut dry roast 2 min.  then add ghee,  add above  melted jaggery syrup, almond slices and spices in a bowl.Mix well and keep aside. Boil 1 cup of  water with salt. Remove from heat
 
• Mix rice flour with boiled water (use a wooden spatula or spoon). Make a soft dough form. Keep aside.
• Shape dough in to small balls and keep aside.
• Take one rice ball in your palm and flatten it to a small circle.
• Place 2 tablespoon coconut jaggery stuffing in its middle.
• Seal the circle evenly and make a small round ball.
• Repeat the process until the dough and fillings are finish.

• Grease oil in a idly or normal plate.

 (you can use idly or any steamer for preparing this dish). Place each rice balls accordingly.

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• When all the rice balls are placed, cover and steam it for 15 to 30 minutes.
• Turn off the heat. Serve cool or hot and enjoy!

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