Saturday, April 10, 2010

Kozhukkatta / Sweet Rice Balls

I am sure the subject line of today's post would've taken many of u to those good ol' days... kozhukkatta is one such recipe which brings about nostalgic memories off u... u start remembering ur school days, vacations, tea-time,etc.. ain't I right? This is a traditional Kerala dish and I remember, at our home, whenever kozhukkatta was made, we used to snatch as many no. as possible and would eat'em as if we've got the whole world in our hands! Hey guys, the recipe is simple actually.. All those who are away from your moms, don't worry.. try this out.. 

Ingredients : 

Rice flour : 2 cups
Grated jaggery : 2 cups
Grated coconut : 1 cup
Sugar : 1 tspn
Salt : 1/4 tspn
Cashew : 1 tbspn
Raisins : 1 tspn
Ghee : 1 tspn
Cardamom powder : 1 tspn
Cumin seeds : 1/2 tspn
Dried ginger powder (chukku) : 1/2 tspn

You can make the sweet mix for kozhukkatta in 4 different ways;
  1. Grated coconut + grated jaggery
  2. Grated coconut + grated jaggery + cumin seeds
  3. Grated coconut + grated jaggery + cardamom powder
  4. Grated coconut + grated jaggery + cardamom powder + chukku
Note : Adding one tspn of sugar along with each of these would be even better..  

I've listed all the ingredients required and you can opt for any of these sweet mixes.. I would make the 4th mix for u..alright? OK, lets start!
  • Add salt to the rice flour and mix well. Boil water in a bowl. Once the water is hot, add the rice  flour to it and mix well. Keep aside to cool, make a fine dough without lumps, make small balls out of it as you do for ari pathiri. The consistency shouldn't be too loose or too hard. 
  • Prepare the sweet mix with grated coconut, grated jaggery, cardamom powder and chukku and sprinkle a little water and mix thoroughly with hand. If required, you may add fried cashew n raisins along with the sweet mix for richness ;)!
  • Place each ball on ur hand and flatten it to rounds, keep the sweet mix in middle and close the dough to form a perfect ball. Remember, do not add more amount of sweet mix into the flattened ball or else, it would break.  Also, try to cover the ball evenly spreading the dough everywhere equally after closing it. 
  • Steam the balls in a idiappam(rice noodles) or idli cooker for about 10-15 minutes and keep aside to cool.
This is a perfect tea-time snack or can even be had for breakfast. Eat well n enjoy!!!

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