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Sweet Rice Ball Dumplings – Kozhukkata



Sweet Rice Ball Dumplings – Kozhukkata

by Jyothi S.

Kozhukkata – These sweet little dumplings are steamed while delicately casing a sugared, caramelized coconut filling with a hint of spice. They can be made using attractive dumpling moulds if you have them. They can also be made flattened and steamed in banana leaves. A Sweet Treat from Coastal India.

This recipe was an entry in the Onam 2013 Contest.

Sweet Rice Ball Dumplings – Kozhukkata

Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Recipes ‘R’ Simple
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Serves: 8


  • 1 cup unroasted fine rice flour
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tsp sunflower oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 cup grated coconut- fresh or frozen
  • ½ cup brown sugar /Jaggery  or as desired
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder



  • To a small sauce pan, add the jaggery with just enough water to melt it into a thick syrup. It should not be watery.
  • Add the coconut and mix, just to heat through. Add cardamom powder. →Set aside
  • Add water, salt and oil to a wide mouthed, pot. Bring to boil.
  • Add the flour slowly, stirring. When the water is absorbed, cover the pot. Turn off heat and allow to sit for a few minutes.
  • Knead well till smooth. Best done while hot.
  • Divide into 9 portions and roll into smooth balls.
  • Flatten each ball in the palm of your hands and place some filling in each flattened disc.
  • Bring up the edges to cover the filling and pinch into a ball.Then gently roll to smoothen the ball.
  • Steam covered for 7 minutes or till cooked through.
  • Variation: Instead of forming the kneaded dough into balls, press on a piece of banana leaf and then place some coconut filling. fold over the banana leaf and steam. Remove the leaf to  serve.

Sweet Rice Ball Dumplings – Kozhukkata

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  1. Avatar Simmy 2 years ago

    Hi, Thanks for the recipe. But just one doubt. Can the same idiappam dough made of roasted rice flour be used to make Kozhukkata? Why do you insist on using unroasted rice flour…

    • Hi:) The store bought roasted rice flour may be used BUT it is sometimes not as fine – and it also has a nutty aroma.That’s why I prefer a smoother, cleaner flour for this particular recipe. Happy Cooking.

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