Sweet Rice Dumplings

Sweet Dessert Dumplings which is similar to that of Maharashtrian Modak. It is made with steamed rice flour and a sweet coconut stuffing laced with nutmeg, cardamom and saffron. I am excited to share my detailed recipe with all the tips and tricks to help you make Dumplings like a pro!

It is a delicious traditional sweet made during special occasions. It is a very healthy dish & loved by many. The outer soft shell is made of rice & the stuffing is made of Coconut & Jaggery etc.

Easy Preparation and recipe that gives you perfectly did super soft Dumplings, without any cracks.

Please do try this recipe, it is a true art to make this dish & you will enjoy making it & you will have an amazing experience eating it, sharing with family & friends.

How to make Dumplings (Kerala kozhukkatta)

Preparation Time: 10 mins

Make Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 10 mins

Type: Dessert / Snacks

Serve: 7-8 Dumplings


For Stuffing:

  • 2 tsp Clarified Butter
  • 1 cup Fresh Coconut (grated)
  • 1/2 cup Jaggery
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder

For Covering:

  • 1/2 cup Milk
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Clarified Butter
  • 1 cup Rice Flour

Method of Preparation:

How to make Stuffing:

  • Heat a pan and 2 tbsp Clarified Butter.
  • Add 1 cup grated Fresh Coconut.  Saute it for a minute.
  • Add 1/2 cup Jaggery. Stir well on low flame till Jaggery melts completely.
  • Once Jaggery melts add 1/4 tsp Nutmeg Powder and 1/ 4 tsp Cardamom Powder.
  • Mix well and switch off the flame. Let the mixture cool.
  • Stuffing is ready to use.

How to make Covering:

  • In pan heat 1/2 cup Milk and 1/2 cup Water.
  • Add 1/4 tsp salt and 1 tsp Clarified Butter.
  • Mix well and let it boil.
  • Now add 1 cup Rice Flour. Stir quickly and mix everything up well.
  • Cover and cook it for 2 mins on low flame.
  • Switch off the flame and again cover it for another 2 minutes.

How to make Dumplings:

  • Transfer the flour mixture into large mixing bowl or plate and knead the dough.
  • Sprinkle some water if required and apply some clarified butter to make soft & smooth dough.
  • Take out small portion of the dough and press it with your fingers.
  • Create dent to form cup (apply oil to your palms so that the mixture doesn’t stick to your hands).
  • Add 1 tbsp Coconut stuffing in it.
  • Gently bring the outer cover together and close the opening.
  • Roll it smooth ball with wet palms.
  • Make all the Dumplings like so and keep them aside.
  • Dumplings are ready to steam.

How to steam the Dumplings:

  • Heat steamer with Water.
  • Place dumplings in steamer. Let the Dumplings steam for 10-15 mins and they are ready.
  • Our Dumplings are ready to serve. Enjoy!

These Sweet Rice Dumplings, can last long for 3-5 days easily if stored in refrigerator  and microwave it for 20-30 seconds before serving it.

Sweet Rice Dumplings

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