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Rice flour : 1 cup
Grated coconut : 1½ cup
Thick jaggery syrup : ½ cup
Cardamom powder : 1 tsp
Water : 1 cup
Salt : A pinch
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Kozhukkatai is a traditional Kerala Christian recipe (particularly among the Syrian Christians) which were made during the time of Easter. Kozhukkatai is also one among the most popular Kerala sweet which is prepared from rice flour, grated coconut and  jaggery. The dough for Kozhukkatai is made similar to that of Idiyappam.

This is a special recipe for Palm Sunday (In Kerala Kurutholla Perunaal).

Kozhukattai preparation

  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 oil on your palm and take a ball of dough and flatten in slightly.
  7. Put a spoonful of the mixture (#7) in this and secure all the sides and roll lightly.
  8. Prepare the entire balls using the rest of the dough.
  9. Steam the kozhukkattas till done and serve them warm.

This entry was written on January 14th, 2016 by in Bakery and tagged with , , , , , , , . Last revised on January 21st, 2016.

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  • June 7, 2015 at 11:17 am

    I work in UAE and I know many Syrians- both Christians and Muslims. They do not eat anything remotely similar to Kozhukkatta. Whereas in India Hindus make kozhukkatta for Ganesh Chaturthi. You copy our traditions and label as your own.. How cheap!

    • June 8, 2015 at 5:54 pm

      @Arun Nair P S : I am least interested in replying to a person like you who puts religion even in food items. I believe all foods can be cooked and enjoyed by people of all religions. Many of my friends (Christians & Hindus) makes Kozhukkatai for their festivals like eve Palm Sunday, Ganesha Chaturthi etc.. You should have made some research before dropping your worthless comment here. FYI : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kozhukkatta.
      This will be my first and last reply to u.

    • December 20, 2015 at 12:05 am

      we use penicillin,electricity .electric light,,even the software , ans watch films ,use cameras ,,,all invented by west ,,,So sharing is good ,,I dont know if one can call it copy ,,

  • August 8, 2014 at 10:04 am

    Dear Renoos,

    I have a doubt whether we use roasted rice for idiyappam and kozhukotta

    by sheela mikhayel

  • November 5, 2013 at 11:38 am

    many thanks for the recipe, but i can see some other stuffing used in the picture given above. the one on the left with corn (looks like it) and curry leaves … Is it possible to make it with a little spicy filling instead of the regular sweet one ?

    • November 5, 2013 at 7:32 pm

      Hi Manju, you can use anything for the stuffing. But it is the sweetness with jaggery that makes kozhukattai different from other stuffed foods.

  • August 7, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    Thanks for the recipe.Nice one i will try at home.

    • August 8, 2013 at 11:58 am

      @Kavitha : thanks for stopping by and trying our recipe. I am sure you all will love it. Dont forget to share your outcome with us.


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