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Kozhukatta/ Modak/ Steamed Dumplings

>> Thursday, January 13, 2011

Kozhukatta is one of the popular dishes of kerala. It is very healthy and steamed one, as well. The sweet jaggery filling makes this even more irresistible. And obviously one of the favourite snacks in our home, esp. during weekends!

Also, as these are a form of modak, we even offer them to Lord Ganesha during Ganesh Chaturthi..

I made these dumpling on Sree's request. I know a true Kerala boy will always crave for stuffs like this... Yeah! even I used to coz my mom makes them awesome...

I borrowed the recipe from my mom, and my guy was all-impressed with it.. I love the moment when he said.. "Yummy honey! you made my evening.."

So here is the recipe by my Mom!


Rice flour - 1 cup
Melted Jaggery - 1/4 cup
Grated Coconut - 1/2 cup
Clarified Butter - 1 tsp
Green Cardamom, crushed - 2


For Filling
In a pan, heat butter at medium heat and add melted jaggery and grated coconut. Mix well. Keep stirring until the mixture thickens. Remove from heat. Sprinkle crushed cardamom and mix again. Keep aside.

For Dough
In a deep pan, add 1 cup water and bring it to boil. Now slowly add rice flour to it and using a wooden spatula keep stirring while adding flour to prevent forming any lumps... Keep stirring until it turns into a dough consistency. Keep it aside for 5 mins until the mixture warm enough to work with it.. Place it on the work surface and knead well into a smooth dough.

Divide dough into medium sized balls. Flatten each ball by placing it in between the palms and fold them in such a way that they may look like a small cup. Put 1 tsp of filling into it, close the top by bringing all sides together and roll it into a smooth ball.

Repeat the procedure with remaining dough.

Steam these balls in a cooker or steamer for about 10-15 mins on medium heat.

Serve warm and impress your loved ones!


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Fathima January 13, 2011 at 11:46 AM  

modak looks perfect... you have a good collection of recipes! happy to follow you!

Unknown January 13, 2011 at 1:42 PM  

Yummy kozhukattai,mouthwatering dear.......

Unknown January 13, 2011 at 2:29 PM  

Tempting kozhukattas!! Great pics..

Mrs K January 13, 2011 at 3:30 PM  

awwww that was so sweet of him :) The modaks look stunning-I love the rich brown color from the jaggery in the centre .It is melt in the mouth variety.

Torviewtoronto January 13, 2011 at 5:32 PM  

delicious sweet kozhukattai looks yummy

Tahemeem January 13, 2011 at 8:38 PM  

OOh.. i love the clicks... used to eat a dozen when i was a kid :) still could eat dozen :)
Please pass them to me :)

Gayathri Kumar January 13, 2011 at 8:53 PM  

Modak looks so nice. The clicks are lovely..

Raji January 13, 2011 at 9:53 PM  

Kozhukattai's are looking so yum...we used to wait for ganesh chaturthi for our amma to make these... you have revived some old memories..thanks for sharing this with us.

Priya Suresh January 14, 2011 at 3:05 AM  

Damn cute looking modak,absolutely inviting.

Malar Gandhi January 14, 2011 at 6:38 AM  

Whooo, delicious modak...yumm

Rachu January 14, 2011 at 9:45 AM  

Cant agree more.. kerala guys love this..
Its mouth watering.. and my hubby is gona hve it in the evening.. all coz of your post.. thnk you!


Chanchal January 14, 2011 at 10:11 AM  

Hey Reshmi thanks for visiting my site..
U have a lovely space here..
The modak looks delicious..

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