Kozhukattai or Kolukattai is a popular south Indian sweet dumpling made with rice flour and stuffed with grated coconut and jaggery or boiled dals and jaggery or boiled dals, jaggery and grated coconut and it is also known as Modak in North India. Also kozhukattai’s are made not only with rice flour but also with millet and wheat flour. It is eaten as a form of breakfast or as a teas time snack. In Tamilnadu, this it traditionally prepared on vinayagar Chaturthi or Ganesha Chaturthi rand offered to Lord Vinayaga. Also these are made on Puratasi Sani and offered for Lord Vishnu.
Do check out my Kozhukattai / Sweet dumplings recipes:
Spicy kozhukattai is a very simple and easy recipe, but delicious and tastes little spicy. You can adjust the spiciness by adjusting the quantity of red chilies or it would also be good with red chilies.
Sweet Kozhukattai is also one such version of kozhukattai, made with the leftover poornam and leftover rice flour, so that nothing will be wasted. This is also delicious and yummy which can be made fresh flour and freshly made poornam. Just like that after preparing maodagam, I had few leftover and assembled them as this sweet kozhukattai.
Pressure cooked and mashed Bengal gram/kadala paruppu
filling getting missed with mashed dal
Pooranam: Pressure cook bengal gram/kadala paruppu/channadal, cook grated coconut and crushed jaggery for 5 mins to rolling consistency. Mash pressure-cooked channadal/kadala paruppu with jaggery mixture.
Boil a ½ cup of water, pour the water little by little to the rice flour and bring it to crumbling consistency.
Add in the pooranam and mix it well with the rice flour.
Take small portions of the rice flour and shape it to medium balls.
Steam it for 10 – 15 mins.
Serve hot. This also can be served as offering to Lord Vinayaga on Vinayagar Chathurthi.