Kozhukkatta is a simpler version of Ondeh Ondeh.. In Ondeh Ondeh the flavour comes from the pandan leaves and in kozhukkatta it’s from cardamom pods.. I’m not a historian to say where it has originated from, only knows that both are Asian origin 🙂 .. One thing I know is that Chinese explorers came to Kerala during the 1300s and a  lot of Malayalees travelled to Malaysia too.. Anyway, let’s forget about the history of it’s origin and enjoy the food .. 🙂

Preparation time : 15 mts

Cooking time : 15 mts

Makes : 10

Ingredients :

  •  1 cup rice flour which is used for Appam or Idiyappam (you can use glutinous rice flour too)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 1 cup boiling water ( water used to mix the flour should be piping hot)

Ingredients for the filling :

  • 1 cup fresh grated coconut
  • 1/2 cup grated jagary ( or gula Melaka)
  • 5 cardamom pods
  • 5 chopped cashew nuts

Method :

  • Mix all the filling ingredients and keep it aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl add all other ingredients except the water and mix.
  • Make a well in the center of the flour and slowly add the hot water ladle by ladle.
  • Once you fell that the flour is coming along give a through mix and if needed add more water.
  • Keep it covered for 5 mts.
  • Keep a big vessel with lid filled with 2 cups of water for boiling. If you have a steamer you can use that.
  • After 5 mts , mix the dove well again and make lime size balls out of it dipping your fingers in normal cold water.
  • Make one ball at a time and flatten the balls using your fingers to the size of your palm.
  • Fill the flattened dove with 1 tsp of coconut filling.
  • Carefully close the sides and roll it in to a ball again.
  • Make rest of the kozukkatta the same way as above.
  • Keep it for steaming. Be careful that the boiling water in the steamer  does not touches the kozhukkatta.
  • Cook in medium – low heat for 15 mts.
  • Your kozhukkatta is ready. If you want to keep it for a longer time keep it in a covered bowl after cooling it for 10 mts.