Sweet Kozhukkatta(Rice Dumplings) and Nadan Kozhukatta


    Kozhukkatta is a popular Indian sweet. There are different kinds of kozhukatta like kozhukatta filled with jaggery and coconut, jack fruit kozhukatta, nadan kozhukatta made with rose matta rice etc. Lakshmi had planned to post this yummy jaggery-coconut filled kozhukatta recipe yesterday. I then thought of my of mother’s nadan kozhukatta which I loved and took her recipe yesterday to share with you all. The nadan kozhukatta requires no sweet filling, it is tasty as it is (though its not as tasty as the sweet jaggery filled kozhukatta. I soaked the rice yesterday night and prepared it an hour back. Here are the recipes: 


  1. Rice flour – 1 cup (You can use idiyappam podi)
  2. Grated coconut – 1/2 – 3/4 cup
  3. Jaggery – 1/4 cup grated or  (2-3 tbsp sugar or to taste)
  4. Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
  5. Cardamom powder – A pinch
  6. Salt – To taste
  7. Boiling Water – As required (You can also add some milk to the boiling water in order to make it extra-soft)
  8. Ghee –  1 tsp


1. Mix the grated coconut,  jaggery and cardamom powder.

2. Heat some water in a vessel adding salt and cumin seeds. Add the hot water little by little to the rice flour until a smooth dough is formed. Add a tsp of ghee and mix the dough well to make it extra-soft.


3. Roll the dough into medium sized balls and flatten them with your palm. Fill it with the jaggery-coconut filling and reshape it into a ball. Steam the balls in a steamer or idli cooker for about 15 – 20 mts.







Tips :


1. You can avoid using jaggery filling in this recipe. Instead of filling the balls with grated coconut, just add it to the dough and knead well.

Nadan Kozhukatta




  1. Kerala rose matta rice/Kuthari – 1 cup
  2. Grated coconut – 1 cup
  3. Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
  4. Salt – To taste


1. Soak rice in water for about 8 hrs.

Soaked rice 


2. Grind it in a mixie adding water little by little until you get a coarse mixture. Heat a deep pan. Add the ground mixture and stir until the water evaporates at medium heat (takes about 5 – 10 mts). Check for salt. Make lemon sized balls out of it and steam for about 15 – 20 mts or until done.








Nadan Kozhukatta




1. You can also grind sugar (2 tbsp or to taste) along with the soaked kuthari rice, grated coconut, cumin seeds and salt.



  1. Love the first one..just because I am partial to it. I would totally gobble up everything at one sitting. Its fabulous!

  2. Can you please parcel some of those rice dumplings to me? OMG !!! They are to die for :)

  3. I love sweet rice dumplings, when there is lots of jaggery and coconut filling.My mom used to make it that way, when we were small. Really yummy :) How u say that??? YUmmy -o- yuMmy :D

  4. Maya..Engan kothyppikaruth ketto..Madhuravum, nadanum okke kikikikikidu…

    Kairali sisters

  5. the first one looks like pithe which is a Bengali festive sweet. love the look of the last one too. the only thing is there is no way by which I cam grab a couple from the monitor and have with my breakfast today.

  6. Both looks yummy…ages I had kozhukkate…umm .. nice pics

  7. i have heard a lot abt the 1st sweet but never saw 2nd one anywhere..very interesting sweet dish , would love to have it…

  8. Healthy delicious kozhukattai’s dear!!!!
    Nice clicks :-)

  9. both are mouth watering………oroonnu kittyirunnankill kazhikkamayirunnu…

  10. Wooow,,Both the kozhukkatas looks perfect n delicious dear,,i like puran one very much..

  11. Yummy looking kozukatai and stuffing ,looks so delicious.

  12. oh i didnt know nadan kozhukatta was made this way….i thought there was only one type and tht was the first.
    see… everyday u learn something new:)

  13. wow…very tempting nutritious balls…fascinatingly clicked dear.

  14. Wow Kozhukattas super..love both the versions..but 101 marks for the first one because you know why :)love it..sweetened coconut,soft and yummy dumplings.

  15. Yummy, the first one is my favourite. What a picture !!!

  16. both looks good…. making me drool.. The nadan version is new to me…

  17. Really both the dishes are yummy and mouth watering dishes….what a fab pics….lovely….:)

  18. both luks gr8!loved the version of kozhukattai,super photography!

  19. Both looks lipsmacking and yummy…

  20. OOps tooo tempting….vayil vellam varunnu,yummmmo….

  21. superb..very nicely presented..

  22. I make the first one .Second one is new to me Both looks tempting

  23. lovely space you have here. love that green green header. adipoli kozhukkatta, njaan rendum thinnum equally happy aayittu :-)

  24. looks great… Never had this in ball shape.. But we make elayada.. with the same recipe as the first one.. The second one is totally new to me..

  25. Yummy ones..Kozhukatta with Kerela is a recipe I would love to try !!!

  26. Wow Yummy dishes dear loved it..Wish I could grab some.

  27. Can you send some ? Kozhikattai appears to be so cute n scrumptious.

  28. Anonymous says:

    For Kozhukatta ,When and where we should add cumin seed.Is it to dough or to jagary ???

  29. Anonymous,

    You can add cumin seeds either to the dough or to the jaggery-coconut filling..

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