Pidi Kozhukattai - South Indian dumplings made from rice flour, jaggery, coconut and sesame oil/ghee. Kozhukattai is one of the recipe that kindles my childhood memories, its staple in our house as a breakfast or as a quick evening snack. My mom makes different varieties of Kozhukattais for different occasions, we used to relish all of them:) As kozhukattais are steamed well its healthy, easily digestible and filling. I have already shared the Ragi Kozhukattai recipe a while back. This sweet Pidi Kozhukattai can be given to toddlers after one year.
Here is how to make easy and tasty sweet pidi kozhukattai recipe for toddlers and kids.
Pidi Kozhukattai Recipe for Toddlers and Kids | Sweet Dumpings
- Rice Flour - 1 cup
- Jaggery - 3/4 cup
- Grated coconut- 1/4 cup
- Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
- Water - 2 cups
- Ghee/ Sesame oil - 2 tsp
- Measure and keep all ingredients ready. Heat jaggery in a pan with 1/2 cup of water until it melts completely.
- When the jaggery completely melted, add grated coconut with cardamom powder and mix well. Then adjust the flame to low and add rice flour.
- Fry everything quickly until it forms a smooth dough. Switch off the flame once done. Cool it down and start making Dumplings by greasing your hand with sesame oil or ghee. Make a small round ball with a dough using your hands.
- Keep each ball into your hands and press it to bring an oblong shaped dumplings. You can make some as round balls too.
- Transfer the dumplings to a steamer or idli pot and steam it for 12-15 minutes until the dumplings got cooked well and turns little shiny.
- Homemade rice flour or idiyappam works best for making Kozhukattai.
- Make sure to do everything thing quick after you add rice flour.
- The color of the dumplings are totally depends on the type of jaggery used.
- Always check with your doctor before giving any new food to your baby.