Kolukattai is sweet. Made up of jaggery and coconut. There are various types of filling for this and also different versions too in different parts of india. Like Modak, Kolukattai and Kadabu etc., Most of these versions are very popular in India and made on the festival of "Ganesha Chathurthi". After puja this is offered as prasadam.
There are also a savory (salted and spicy) version of this called Khara kolukattai and another called Kadabu (Deep Fried) which has a filling of Sugar & Dried Cocnut (kobri sakare). I have already posted this in my blog.
 The link :
Kharu Kolkukattai

Prep Time :  20 Mins
Makes : 10

Ingredients for filling
  • Jaggery / Vellu / Bella - 1 & 1/2 Cup
  • Coconut , grated - 1 cup
  • Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Method for filling
  1. In a heavy bottom pan add jaggery and 2 tsp of water bring to boil then add coconut 
  2. stir constantly untill becomes thick. Add cardamom powder mix well and remove from the flame.
Ingredients for outer layer
  • Rice flour / Arshi mavu / Akki hittu - 2 cups
  • Water - 1-1/4 cup
  • Oil - 2 tsp
Method for outer layer
  1.  Boil the water add oil 
  2. Add rice flour slowly without no lumps use the whisk stir well and switch off the flame and cover it for 5 mins
Method for Kolukattai
  1. Take a large plastic sheet and Take a small size of rice dough and press it in finger with the help of oil make small round shape and put 2 tsp of sweet filling and close the edges looks like cresent shape or any shape and keep aside
  2. Do it for rest of the mixtures.
  3. Take a plate and small size of banana leaf and arrange all kolukattai's and steam cook in a pressure cooker for 5 minutes (do not put weight)
Tip : If it is Jaggery too watery add a spoon of Rice flour and stir.

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Torviewtoronto said...

deliciously done lovely picture

hotpotcooking said...

KOzhukkai is always fun to do and eat. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi

Anonymous said...

Yummy! Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!! Shanku, chakru is nice....

virunthu unna vaanga said...

so so yumm...
Today: My Glass Painting of Vinayagar

notyet100 said...

Ummm delicious ,I had this today ,.: happy festival,..

Priya Suresh said...

Delicious and yummy kozhukattais..

Kannada Cuisine said...

Happy Ganesha habba

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Thanks and wish you the same all:)

Anonymous said...

Really tongue tickling...