Thursday, September 01, 2011

Brown rice Kudumulu/ Kozhukattai with Nuts, Dry Fruit and Coconut Filling and Laddu

I made this once or twice in kerala style just for breakfast, as Shoj likes it with coconut and jaggery filling. This time I decided to make the traditional way but make it healthy by using brown rice and with a new filling on dry fruits and nuts and coconut and brown sugar and honey. 

For Filling:
1/2 cup Desiccated Sweetened grated Coconut
1/2 Cashew Nuts
1/2 Blanched Almonds
1/4 cup Sesame Seeds
1/2 cup Dried Cranberries
1/4 cup Honey
2 tbsp Brown Sugar
1/2 tsp Cardamon powder

For Making Kudumulu/ Kozhukattai Dough:
2 cups Brown Rice (soaked in water for about 8 hrs)
1 tsp Oil
Salt to taste


1. Dry roast cashew nuts, almonds, coconut and sesame seeds separately. Blend them in a mixer to a coarse powder.

2. In the same pan add honey and brown sugar and bring it to a boil, off the flame.

3. Immediately add the dried fruit and nuts powder and mix well and allow it to cool.


1. In a blender or mixer add the rice and sufficient water and blend it to a smooth paste.

2. In a pan add oil, when it's hot add the batter keep stirring continuously until the batter leaves the bottom and sides of the pan without sticking and forms a ball.
3. Off the flame, remove the dough into a plate and while it is warm, make small balls.

Making the Kudumulu/ Kozhukattai:

1. Take one ball at a time flatten it with hands, make sure the middle of the round shaped dough is thick and the ends is thin.

2. Stuff about 1 tsp filling in the middle and fold it to desired shapes. Place these prepared kudumulu/ kozhukattai on a wet paper towel and cover it so that it does not dry.

3. Arrange these into a idli plate with little bit of gap in between so that they don't stick to each other and steam it in pressure cooker or idli cooker for about 10-12 mins.

4. Remove the lid after few mins and serve it warm.


1. I just took a small lime size amount of the filling and made into ball shapes by pressing a bit to hold all the nuts, dry fruit, sesame and coconut.

I thought of making this kudumulu/ kozhukattai in this method after seeing Vardhini's recipe.
She is an awesome cook and love all her recipes. She made this with the regular white rice, but I thought of trying with brown rice. As I didn't show any detailed step by step procedure for this recipe I thought I will link it to vardhini's post, she has given a beautiful step by step instructions and pictorials.
Thanks a lot to Vardhini for sharing this recipe. At first I was so tensed as to how it will turn out, but it came out so good and we all loved my surprise even my son ate it! :)

Sending this recipe to Krithi's Kitchen - Event: "Serve It - Steamed"