Dates Kozhukattai

Ingredients

  • Rice Flour – 2 cups
  • Seedless dates (Chopped) – 1 cup
  • Jaggery powdered – 1/4 cup
  • Coconut gratings – 1/2 cup
  • Salt – 2 pinches
  • Oil – 1 or 2 teaspoons

Directions

  1. Put the chopped dates in a vessel and add sufficient water to cover the dates. Cook on medium flame till it become soft. Let it cool and grind it to a paste.
  2. Put the dates paste in a non-stick tawa and add jaggery powder and coconut gratings. Cook it on medium flame stirring continuously till it blends well and look like halwa. Remove and keep it aside.
  3. Boil 2 to 3 cups of water along with a teaspoon of oil and two pinches of salt. When the water starts boiling, reduce the heat and add the rice flour and stir continuously till it become a thick dough. Switch off the stove and cover with a lid. After few minutes remove the lid and allow the dough to cool. When it is warm enough to handle, knead it well.
  4. Grease your fingers with little oil, take an orange size dough and spread it a thin round or using a rolling pin roll it like a puri. Take a tablespoon of dates paste and spread it over the rice puri. Gently roll it (like making spring rolls) and seal the edges by closing it. Arrange the Kozhukattai in a greased plate and steam cook it for ten minutes.
  5. Allow to cool for few minutes and remove from the plate. Serve as it is or cut it into small rounds and serve.

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