How to prepare rice flour for making Kozhukattai/Kolukattai
Cook on low flame for 5 minutes stirring frequently. (Note -the quantity of water will differ from 1 cup -1 1/2 cup for 1 cup of rice flour depending upon the quality of rice)
Transfer the dough to a plate and let it cool. Keep a small bowl of warm water mixed with 1-2 tsp of oil besides you. Once the dough is warm, dip your finger in the water+oil mix and knead it to a smooth dough. If you feel that the dough is too dry, then sprinkle a little of that water+oil mixture and then knead the dough nicely. Cover it with a damp cloth, close it with a lid and keep it aside.
In the meantime, we will prepare the stuffing.
Stuffing for the kozhukattai
Melt the jaggery on low flame in half a cup of water and filter to remove impurities.
Heat jaggery water and when it starts boiling, add grated coconut and mix well.
Add a tsp of ghee and cook until it starts to thicken.
Add cardamom powder and mix well. As the stuffing cools, it will thicken further. So you can switch it off a stage before that. See it it that you can make balls out of it. If not cook for a few more minutes. Now the stuffing for kozhukattai is ready. When it cools a little, make small balls out of it and keep it aside.
Now our stuffing and the rice flour dough for making the kozhukattais are ready.
Make even sized balls from the stuffing.
Now take the rice flour dough and make small balls from it. Work batch by batch as the rice flour will dry very quickly. (always keep the dough covered with a damp cloth to prevent drying)
Grease your palms with oil, place a ball of dough on your palm and flatten it into a small circle as shown in the picture below. You can dip your fingers in the water+ oil mix, if needed to make it easier.
Now place a ball of the prepared jaggery stuffing.
Bring all the corners together and close it. Give it a nice kolukattai shape as seen in the picture below.
Repeat the process for all the rice flour balls. If you have excess jaggery balls/stuffings, do not worry, you can eat it as such. I love it.
Arrange all the prepared Kozhukattais on a greased idli plate and steam cook for 10-15 minutes or until done.Wait for 10 minutes to cool down and then remove it from the idly pan and enjoy!!
Delicious Kozhukattais are ready.
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