Kozhukkatta (Kerala Coconut Dumplings)
- Mix together:
4 Tbs. shredded unsweetened coconut
1 Tbs. sugar or jaggery (brown sugar)
½ tsp. whole cumin seeds
½ tsp. water
- In separate bowl, mix:
1 c. rice flour
Enough water to form a dough (about 3/4 c.)
Form a dough from the rice flour and water. When formed, coat your hand with
extra flour to prevent sticking, and take a ping-pong sized ball of dough and
flatten. Place about a marble-sized amount of the coconut mixture in the middle
of the dough. Close the dough around the coconut to form a ball. Roll in hand
until well formed. Repeat the above until all of the rice flour dough is used.
Steam the dumplings for 10 minutes. Delicious for breakfast or with afternoon
tea. It is a specialty of Kerala, and in Malayalam it is called "Kozhukkatta."