Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Ingredients to prepare the outer shell of the Kozhukkattai:

Rice 2 cups
Water 4 cups
Seasame oil 2 tblsp
salt as required


1.Wash and soak rice for an hour.Drain the water and spread the rice on a cloth
and allow it to dry.Then grind it into a smooth flour.
2.Take a kadai.Pour four cups of water.Add a pinch of salt and one tsp of
seasame oil.Allow to boil.When the water starts boiling,sprinkle rice
flour,stirring continuously.
3.Remove from fire when the mixture becomes a thick dough like chappatti batter.
4.This dough is used for all kozhukkattai's as an outer shell.

Coconut Kozhukkattai:

Grated coconut 1 cup
Grated jaggery 1 cup
Cardamom powder 1 tsp
1.Take a kadai.
Add grated coconut and grated jaggery.
Stir well till the jaggery dissolves.
When the mixture becomes thick add cardamom powder.
Keep aside.
2.Make small balls out of the dough already prepared for the outershell.
Make cups out of the balls.Fill one tsp of the coconut pooranam
and cover the edges.You will get a round ball with a cone shape on top.
3.Keep it in idli cooker for seven minutes.

Urad dhal Kozhukkattai:

Urad dhal 1/2 cup
Grated coconut 1/2 cup
Bengal gram dhal 1 tblsp
green chillies 2
Red chillies 2
Asafoetida a small piece

Mustard 1 tsp
Urad dhal 1 tsp
curry leaves few
1.Soak the two dhals in water for an hour and grind coarsely along with other
items.Add salt.Keep it in the idli cooker for ten minutes.
2.Take a kadai.Add seasonings.
Add the ground urad dhal.
Cook on low flame stirring well.
3.Make small balls out of the prepared dough for outer shell.
Make cups out of these balls.
Fill one tsp of urad dhal pooranam and fold it like "somasi"
Keep it in idli cooker for seven minutes.

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