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.
- Rice Flour - 1 cup
- Jaggery - ¾ cup
- Grated coconut- ¼ cup
- Cardamom powder - ¼ tsp
- Water - 2 cups
- Ghee/ Sesame oil - 2 tsp
- Measure and keep all ingredients ready. Heat jaggery in a pan with ½ 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.