Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Kozhukkatta / Sarkkara kozhukkattai / Modakam

Kozhukattai is one of the most popular breakfast recipes of Kerala, it is also known as Modakam. As kids we used to call them cannon balls :)

Ingredients :

Rice Flour : 1 1/2Cup
Grated Jaggery : 1Cup
Water : 1 3/4Cup
Ghee : 1tsp
Cardamom Powder : 1/2tsp
Shredded Coconut : 1/2Cup
Salt : 1pinch

Method :

1. Make "Sarkkarappavu" by melting jaggery with enough water. Melt jaggery on a medium flame for 15minutes. Filter this when it becomes cool. Heat it again on a low flame to make it thick.

2. Heat ghee in a pan and add shredded coconuts, jaggery liquid (from step1), and cardamom powder and mix well. 
3. Allow water to boil in a heavy bottom vessel and add salt and rice flour (tip: stir continuesly to avoid lumps).

4. When water is absorbed completely transfer it to another bowl and wrap with a white cloth (optional)

5. Allow the dough to cool and then knead it well with your hands.

6. Rub ghee / gingelly oil in your hand and make fine balls from the dough.

7. After flattening the ball in your hands put 1tbsp of coconut-jaggery mixture (sarkkarappavu) and gently fold the sides inwards so that it becomes a ball again. Continue to make kozhukkattai from the remaining dough and jaggery-coconut mixture.

8. In a steamer / appa chembu cook for 15-20minutes. Serve hot as a breakfast / Tea time snack / sweet.


  1. Love your presentation..Yummy kozhukattas..

  2. Yummmm!!!delicious and cute looking kozhukattas..

  3. LOvely presentation and kozhukattas has come out perfect Lena..

  4. adipoli kozhukattas....nice presentation!!

  5. looking beautifullena...cute little balls...fantastic picture...

  6. Adipoli kozhukatta and lovely presentation..pinee moollu enthu parayanu?? where r u now???

  7. That looks too good. Love them and the pics making me crave for some right now.
    BTW I have sent you a request in FB sometimes back.Probably you don't know my real name (Namitha) :-)

  8. Hi Lena,

    Yummy kolukatta...lovely click...visit me when time permits!!


  9. ah ...i love kozuhkatta..reminds me of my grandmoms place:)

  10. woww...awesome shot drooling here..