1 1/4 cup fresh grated coconut
2/5 cup sugar
½ teaspoon cardamom powder
1 cup rice flour
1 tablespoon coconut oil
½ teaspoon salt
In a bowl, mix together the coconut and sugar. Spinkle with cardamom and set aside.
In a separate bowl, mix together flour, oil and salt to create a soft dough.
Use the palms of your hands to roll walnut-sized balls of dough. Stuff these with the coconut mixture. Steam-cook them for about 30 minutes, or until the dough is light and fluffy.
Kozhukkattais are steamed rice balls with sweet coconut stuffing. No South Indian needs introduction to kozhukkattai or an translation for it. The translation is for the unfortunate ones who have not tasted this yummy, delicious and melt in the mouth delicacy, one with very little oil in it.