Kozhukattai are usually made for ganesh chadurthi and varalakshmi pooja.there are lot of varieties.. coconut stuffing , yellu stuffing moong dhal stuffing kozhukattai, kara kozhukattai,uppukozhkattai,sweet kozhukattai, mothagam......
Rice is one among the Navadhaniyam(9 grains)associated with the navagrahas( planets)and rice is considered to be the grain for Moon. So since yesterday was guru poornima i made kozhukattai with coconut stuffing.
Rice flour -1 cup
Water -to mix
Salt -1 pinch
Coconut -1 cup
Sugar/Jaggery- appox 3/4 (according to taste )
Cardamom powder-1/2 tsp
1)Grate fresh coconut.
2)Add grated coconut to sugar/jaggery,cardamom powder and keep stirring for some time .
3)Let it cool.
1)Boil water in a vessel and add a teaspoon of salt .
2)Slowly add the hot water to the rice flour and (keep stirring when adding water) make a paste. 3)Make small cup shapes out of this dough and stuff it with coconut stuffing and pressure cook them.