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GOK #24: Kozhu Katta

GOK #24: Kozhu Katta
Learn to make this popular Kerala rice dumpling with a sweet filling of grated coconut and jaggery. Try this..it just melts in your mouth!

1. Rice flour : 1 cup
2. Grated coconut : 1½ cup
3. Thick jaggery syrup : ½ cup
4. Cardamom powder : 1 tsp
5. Water : 1 cup
6. Salt : A pinch

How to cook:
1. Add salt to water and boil it.
2. Pour this water into the rice powder and knead well to make smooth dough, without lumps.
3. Make big lemon sized balls out of this dough.
4. Heat a thick bottomed sauce pan and pour in the jaggery syrup and mix the coconut and cardamom powder.
5. Keep it over the flame till the moisture dries up with constant stirring.
6. Spread a little cooking oil on your palm and take a ball of dough and flatten in slightly.
7. Put a spoonful of the mixture (prepared under #4 of how to cook) in this and secure all the sides and roll lightly.
8. Prepare the entire balls using the rest of the dough.
9. Steam cook the kozhukkattas till done and serve them warm.
Courtesy:  Reshmi Menon