One of the important south indian sweet recipes prepared during the ganesh chauthi festival.  Kozhukattai is the favourite sweet dish of Pillayar hence commonly made and offered for Pillayar on Pillayar Chaturthi. Kozhukattai recipe is also steamed dumplings of rice flour dough stuffed with a sweet mixture of coconut and jaggery.

Ingredients of Kozhukattai 

for stuffing:

  • 1 cup jaggery
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 cup coconut (grated)
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp ghee

for dough:

  • 2 cup water
  • ½ tsp ghee
  • 2 cup rice flour
  • ¼ tsp salt

How to Make Kozhukattai 

  • Take jaggery and water in a kadhai. stir until the jaggery melts completely.
  • Add 2 cup coconut and mix well.
  • Cook until the mixture starts to separate the pan.
  • Add cardamom powder and ghee. mix well.
  • Take water in a pan and ghee.
  • Mix well and get to a rolling boil.
  • Take rice flour and salt. mix well.
  • Now add hot water in batches and mix well.
  • Now start to knead the dough.
  • Knead until the dough turns soft.
  • Kozhukattai dough is ready.
  • Pinch a ball sized dough and with the help of both thumbs start pressing the edges and create a dent in the centre.
  • put a ball sized coconut stuffing in the centre.
  • Bring the edges together and seal by pressing.
  • Place the modak in steamer leaving gaps in between.
  • Steam the modak for 10 minutes.
  • Finally, kozukkattai is ready.

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