Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Nombu Kozhakattai (Steamed Rice/jaggery balls)

This kozhakattai is made on a special occasion called - "nombu". If you are interested in knowing more about this festival, click here.


Rice flour - 1 cup
Jaggery - 1/2 cup
Cardamom - 1/4 tsp
Coconut - 1/4 cup
Water - 1 tbsp


Step 1: Dry roast rice flour on medium flame till it turns light golden color. Stir continuously so that it doesn't burn. Allow it to cool.

Step 2: Add fresh grated coconut and cardamom

Step 3: Add very little water (1 or 2 tbsp) to jaggery and heat till it melts (about 5 minutes). Filter the syrup and allow it to cool.

Step 4: Add this syrup to the rice flour/coconut mixture and make a soft dough.

Step 5: Grease your palm with ghee and make even sized balls and steam in pressure cooker for 10 to 12 minutes.

Enjoy it with some butter!