Simple Kozhukattai - Indian steamed dumplings with sugar coconut filling.

Sweet Kozhukattai for a super busy day

Step by step photos of making  

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to all. Kozhukatai and sundal is the main recipes for todays celebration. Not every one is great cook in making kozhukatai, especially when you are celebrating Chaturthi on a weekday, there is not much time for making ganesha's favourite dumplings called kozhukattai in Tamil. But this is a super easy recipe to make kozhukattai, anyone can make this any time, not just on Chaturthi but also as an week day snack or breakfast. 


Ingredients for making the dough:

Rice flour - 1 cup (store bought)
Water - 1.5 cup.
a pinch of salt. 

Ingredients for the filling:

Grated coconut - 1/4 cup.
Sugar - 4 tbsp
Roasted chana dal or chutney dal or pottu kadal - 2 tbsp
cardamom powder 1/2 tsp.

1. Sift the flour twice to remove any debris.
2. Heat the water in a sauce pan, when the water is about to boil i.e when you see the small bubble along the sides of the pan, add the rice flour.
3. Keep mixing the the flour, it will form into a small ball. 
4.Wrap the dough with wet damp kitchen cloth.
5. Mix all the filling ingredients mentioned together and your filling is ready. 

Method I
1. Make a small ball out of the dough and flatten it. 
2. Place the filling inside the flattened dough and close the dough. This form like sachet.
Method II
1. Mix the filling mixture and dough together.
3. Make small balls. 

Cover and Steam the kozhukattai using a steamer or idli plate for 5 min. 
Remove the kozhukattai after 5 min and let it cool for couple of min. 
Super simple kozhukattai is ready.



Happy Ganesh Chathuthi to you all..


  1. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to you too..Love this dumpling!!!

  2. Happy Ganesh Chathurthi to u.. Lovely dumpling


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I started learning cooking from my grandmother, Mrs. Gunaseeli, who gave me her recipes and tips and some measurement tools for making them. The red measuring cup that I use in my recipes was once owned by my granny. My grandmother is very passionate about cooking and travel. She has written many cook books. This blog is one way to document her writing and to make it available for everyone.