Thursday, April 21, 2011

Steamed Rice Jaggery Dumplings / Pidi Kozhukattai

Kozhukkattai or steamed rice dumplings is a traditional dish of South India. It is made with rice for outer covering filled with sweetened coconut or lentils. The process of making is somewhat similar to ravioli. Finds its presence during Ganesh chaturthi and is an important neivedyam to Lord Ganesh. Pidi kozhukattai is a simpler version without the stuffing and is quick and easy to make. I made this for a evening snack the other day and thoroughly enjoyed it.




Ingredients:
Rice flour - 1/2 cup
Idli rava (Coarsely ground rice) - 3/4 cup
Jaggery - crushed - 3/4 cup - I used palm jaggery
Water - 1 cup
Salt - a pinch
Ghee - 2 tbsp (optional)
Method:
Dry roast the rice flour and idli rava separately until it turns light brown. Transfer to a wide plate to cool. Dissolve the jaggery in water and filter for impurities. Heat the jaggery water until just hot and mix the rice flour and rava and mix together to a coarse dough consistency. Add ghee now if using. Take lemon sized balls of the dough and hold together between palm and fingers to make pidi kozhukattai. Steam in a idli cooker until firm. Serve hot.
I am sending this to Celebrate Sweets - Sweets with Rice event by Nivedita and Priya and CBB-Evening Tiffin event by Radhika.

38 comments:

  1. Authentic and relishing kozhukattais.love the pics

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  2. the jaggery ones are yummy!...some fresh coconut on the top and it would be heavenly!
    Smitha
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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  3. it's new to me....
    looks delicious..try it for sure..

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  4. Krithi, am such a die hard fan for this kozhukattai.. Superrrrrrr

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  5. wow very authentic and wonderful recipe !!

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  6. Delicious kozhukattai....loved the shape...nice clicks...

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  7. Wow! Cute kozhukkatais there...Nice...

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  8. yummy ... nice authentic shape to it :) can i join u for tea ?

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  9. I would love to have this too for my evening snack...these are looking so cute..love them Krithi.

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  10. We also make rice based dumplings. looks good

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  11. எனக்கு ரொம்ப பிடித்தது...பகிர்வுக்கு நன்றி..

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  12. I love this kolukattai when my mom makes it for vinayagar chathurthi.
    Craving for some now... Looks yum

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  13. My fav, love this dumplings anytime,thanks for sending to CS Krithi..

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  14. Pidi kuzhakattais look perfect...Have this at home almost every month for Sankathara Chathurthi...Love it...

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  15. This is something new to me, looks too good

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  16. Authentic dish really its awesome idea.

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  17. Classic and delicious recipe.. looks perfect !!

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  18. Looks so cute, authentic and healthy recipe

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  19. Really authentic dish. This as an evening snack with tea will be very tasty..:)

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  20. Love this authentic dish...!!! I haven`t tasted it but looks like a dish that should not be missed ;)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  21. the kozhukattais look so cute and delicious

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  22. Glad to see you back dear :) This is a great sweet dish and looks easy to make too!
    www.sunshineandsmile.com

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  23. glorious kozhakattai - Yum Yum YUM!

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  24. A new cute look to the traditional Kozhukattai.I love these dumplings.I can have that entire plate

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  25. A classic recipe- very beautifully recreated!
    US Masala

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  26. nice click and healthy recipe!

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  27. Hi Kriti, This is looking absolutely delightful. Very nicely made and presented and wud love to give ur version a try on the coming weekend. Have a great day !!!

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  28. I love dumplings and they are always my choice when eating out! These ones would be certainly something I would gladly eat!

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  29. This is new to me, but I can imagine that these dumplings taste delicious. I love all kind of rice-based dumplings :)

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  30. Beautiful recipe.. Perfectly presented..

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