Posted by Annita on August 16, 2007
Kozhukatta,another traditional sweet from my home state Kerala is simple rice flour dumplings filled with a mixture of coconut and sugar/jaggery. Chakka Kozhkatta is a variation to the popular sweet Kozhukatta.Here jackfruit jam(Chakkavaratti) is also mixed along with the rice flour to prepare the dough ,and rest of the preparation remains the same.
Rice Flour -1 cup
Jackfruit Jam/Chakka Varatti – 1 cup
Boiled water – as needed
Ghee – 1 tsp
For the Filling:-
Grated coconut – 1 cup
Crushed Jaggery(Sharkkara) – 1/4 cup
Cardamom powder (Elakka podichathu)- a pinch
For the Dough :Mix together rice flour,ghee and jack fruit jam,and add hot water(if needed) little by little until a smooth dough is formed.
When cooled,knead with your hand to make the dough very soft.
Divide the dough into lemon sized dumplings and keep it aside.
For the Filling: Mix grated coconut,cardamom and jaggery together,or else heat the mixture slightly before filling.
Take a dumpling and flatten it thin with your hands.Place 1 tbsp of filling in the middle,close it and shape it again to make a ball.Repeat the same with all the dumplings.Then arrange them neatly in an iddli cooker and steam it until it is well done.