Vellai kozhukattai

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Kozhukattai’s are nothing but steamed rice flour balls. There are many varieties of these kozhukattai’s and also they come in different taste. Here I have made kozhukattai with Bengal gram/ gram and jaggery stuffing, which is prepared mainly as an offering Lord Vinayaga on Vinayagar Chaturthi.

Vellai kolukattai / Sweet rice flour Dumplings / Kozhukattai

Vellai kolukattai / Sweet rice flour Dumplings / Kozhukattai

Ingredients:

  • Rice flour – 1 cup
  • Water – 1 ¼ cup
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Ghee – 2 tsp
  • Bengal gram / Gram / Kadala paruppu – 1 cup
  • Jaggery – ½ cup
  • Cardamom powder – 1 tsp

Preparation:

  • First moving for the filling: Boil the Bengal gram / gram, it should be 80% cooked.
  • Crush the jaggery and mix the jaggery with Bengal gram and mash them or pulse in the mixie.
  • Make them into ball and keep aside.
  • Boil water in a kadai and switch off the flame.
  • Put the flour little by little and start mixing them with a pinch of salt. Be sure that no lumps are formed.
  • Roll them into small balls and flattened them a little.
  • Keep the gram balls in the middle and fold the flour to cover the ball and make it to cone shape.
  • Now steam those cone shape kozhukattai in a steamer for about 10 -15 mins.

Serve hot or warm.

 

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