Thursday, April 28, 2011

Sweet and Spicy Wheat Kozhukattai

Kozhukattai is a popular south Indian snack which are usually prepared using rice flour. The best part is that they are steamed and hence a healthy snack not just for kids, but for everyone. Yesterday I tried them with wheat flour.I made both the sweet and spicy ones. There are many versions of kozhukattai. I used some poha as well for the filling which is completely optional.So here goes my recipe...

Wheat Kozhukattai
Sweet and Spicy Wheat Kozhukattai 

Ingredients:

1 cup Wheat flour
1/2 cup Poha ( optional)
1/2 cup grated Coconut
Ghee/Oil

For Sweet Kozhukattai:

1/4 tsp Cardamom powder
1 tbsp Cashews and Raisins
Sugar to taste

For Spicy Kozhukattai:

1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1/2" pc Ginger, finely chopped
3-4 Curry leaves, chopped
2 small Green chillies, chopped
1 tbsp Cashews
1 tsp Oil
Salt

Dry roast the wheat flour for few minutes, maybe about 3-4 minutes. When its cooled, sprinkle some ghee/oil and add salt.Now make a dough using this like how you make for chapathi by adding water.Keep it aside.

Wash the poha, drain and squeeze out the water. Keep the poha aside.

For sweet filling : Mix half the coconut, half the poha, cardamom powder, sugar, cashews and raisins. Mix well and the sweet filling is ready. If you want, you can sprinkle some ghee too.(I omitted that.)

For spicy filling: Heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard and cumin seeds. Add ginger, green chillies, curry leaves and cashews. Saute for a minute. Now add the rest of the poha and coconut. Add salt and mix thoroughly. Remove from heat and keep it to cool.

Make small balls out of the dough. You can roll them out into small flat discs using rolling pin or using hand. I did this with hand and it will be easy if you apply some oil on both the hands when you do this. Keep the filling inside, fold them and make into any shapes as you like. I made 2 different shapes to distinguish sweet and spicy ones. (The shapes didnt come very good though.. ;-) )



Once they are ready for steaming, put them in a steamer. When the steam starts coming out, reduce the flame to medium. Steam for 5-8 minutes. 

Into the steamer..

Enjoy both the sweet and spicy kozhukattai !!


Notes:
*You can use jaggery instead of sugar for sweet kozhukattai.
*Poha is completely optional. But spicy version might taste good with poha.Also, adjust the coconut accordingly if not using poha.
*Its better to make very thin flat discs from dough.


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27 Tasty Comments:

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Delicious traditional dish with a nice twist !!

Raji said...

I can just eat so many of these...looks great.

julie said...

nice innovative version of the traditional kozhukattai..nice clicks too!will try this out.

Pushpa said...

Both versions of kozhukattais look yummy.

Vidhya said...

Loved your wheat version of kozhukattai.

Torviewtoronto said...

flavourful kozhukattai delicious

Nandini said...

Very healthy kozhukattais! Love both the sweet n spicy versions.

aipi said...

devourable n perfect- nice authentic recipe!
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Spice Lover said...

Thanks for stopping by. You have a lovely blog. Kozhukattai is my hubby's fav. Following you :)

Vardhini
VardhinisKitchen

Priya said...

Feel like grabbing some, love kozhukattais, super healthy with wheat flour..

Biny Anoop said...

WOW DEAR U HAVE A NICE SPACE.....kozhukattai looking gud and yummy....

kaveri said...

Wheat flour kuzhakattai look great...loved the idea of using wheat flour

Jay said...

wat a fab sweet recipe...interesting dear..:P
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Sensible Vegetarian said...

Very interesting kozhukattai. Both of them look so delicious.

Suja said...

Yummy yummy,feel like garbing one.

hemalata said...

Wonderful presentation,looks so cute and yummy.

Yummy Team said...

Healthy and delicious kozhukattai..Loved both the versions..

Now Serving said...

Wow this is such a superb treat - using wheat is a delightful difference :) Love it

saleena said...

Thanks Sobha putting the recipe of our traditional dish. This reminds me of my home made kozhukkatai.

Laxmi said...

Wheat Kozhukattai is really different and healthy.. Wl try soon..

sangee vijay said...

really a healthy n delicious recipe...kozhukattai with wheat-brilliant idea..kudos to your creativity..i use to make puttu only..looking forward for more recipe of this kind..thanks for sharing!!!

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Healthy and tasty!
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CinnamonNChillies said...

this looks good and seems healthy too!!

www.cinnamonNchillies.com

பித்தனின் வாக்கு said...

good. this my first visit. 488 blogs????. good. i read all this later.

good job

maha said...

interesting dear..Kozhukattai looks yummy

Princy Vinoth said...

wow this is lovely!u have an award at my place

Kaveri said...

hey Sobha,
Tried out these Wheat Kozhukattai, with a corn filling. Really liked them.

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