Sweet Kozhukkatta(Rice Dumplings) and Nadan Kozhukatta


    Kozhukkatta is a popular South Indian sweet/snack. 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) . Here are the recipes:

Ingredients (Makes 7)

  1. Roasted rice flour – 1 cup (You can use idiyappam podi)
  2. Grated coconut – 1 – 1.5 cup
  3. Jaggery – 1/3 cup grated or  (3 tbsp sugar or to taste)
  4. Cumin seeds – 1/4 tsp
  5. Cardamom powder – A pinch
  6. Salt – To taste
  7. Boiling Water – 1 – 1.25 cup or As required (You can also add some milk to the boiling water in order to make it extra-soft)
  8. Ghee –  2 tsp


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

2. Boil the water in a vessel adding salt, 1/4 tsp cumin seeds and 2 tsp ghee. Add the boiling water little by little to the rice flour until a smooth dough is formed.


3. Roll the dough into medium sized balls and flatten them with your palm. Fill it with 2 tbsp jaggery-coconut filling and reshape it into a ball. Steam the balls in a steamer or idli cooker for about 15 – 17 mts.





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.

Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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