Sunday, May 18, 2008

Kozhukkatta – ‘Naadan’ edible bomb!!! ??


Q: “What did you have for tea this evening?”
A: “…..bomb “, replies with a broad playful smile.

Strange!!! Something doesn’t make sense, right?? :D This is the reply you can expect from any of my uncles or aunts or cousins at the paternal side not because they eat bomb but they are actually referring to a delicacy called Kozhukkatta! I don’t know who came up with this funny thing or how it came up….it could be probably because of its round bomb-like shape……but all I know is it is a sweet edible bomb!! ‘Naadan’ means old fashioned or country style. It is Kerala’s traditional sweet and soft steamed dumplings, stuffed with sweet fillings, generally a combination of grated coconut, chopped nuts and raisins, sweetened with either sugar or jaggery, flavored and perfumed with a touch of cardamom.


Here is a pictorial for making Kozhukkatta, steamed sweet dumplings.








After Steaming...


Recipe coming soon with a bonus post of Ela Ada –Sweet Rice-flour Parcels in Banana Leaf. :)

Luv
Shn
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31 comments:

  1. Nice to see step by step pics and your hand :D nice bomb !

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  2. Shn, beautiful elaboration !!

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  3. Haha....edible bomb indeed!!

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  4. Although Kozhukkatta is not a big favourite of mine..(coz it is too sweet for me,, I always had aversion for sugary food and friends are surprised when I put very little sugar in tea or coffee ;-P),it was a regular at home for the ease of making it..We had three versions one for regulars dad and bro..and diabetic version for Mom..and a pseudo-diabetic one for me!;-P

    but then the ela adda and the iddiappam with grated coconut topping dashed in little sugar..they were gobbled like anything!!;-P

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  5. Mmm..! Like Chinese dumplings! Looks great shn. Will check my mail in the afternoon and reply ASAP, got to take Trisha to college at 8am , will be back at 1pm!:)

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  6. Neaaaaaaaaaatttttt bombs! They truly look good Shn! I love my mil made Ela-Adas! :) i m drooling at the right hand side bar wt the goodies popping out!! hmmm...

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  7. can you send a couple over? Hadn't been able to open your blog for weeks... glad I could today. You have such pretty hands :-) I'd never photograph mine.

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  8. The rock hard kozhukkattas served in our hostel were real bombs... :) Yours look so soft.. BTW beautiful hands Shn :)

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  9. Run!!!
    There is bomb in mishmash's blog!
    hehe!
    I don't make them round anymore after learning the ela ada..mmm.. read it parchment paper ada! Where did you get the leaves?

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  10. Can't wait to get the recipe for this one....was a delicacy evrytime we visited malluland...nvr attempted preparing them tho....sure is tempting.....

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  11. Love these. We traditionally make a sweet version somewhat like these and a savoury one too.
    And ela ada, haven't words left to say anyhting right now!

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  12. hmm.. is that ur hand? i thot kozhukatta was the tamil item ..savory..

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  13. I love the sweet version, but now I've discovered a more likable savoury version. I was thinking of making ela ada since I love it, but have to consult my grandma before I make it. Btw, pretty hands:)

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  14. Pravs, dank u :)

    Sreelu, thanks dear...how re u?

    rachel, :)

    Mathew, Kozhukkatta pretests againts Mathai's 'erattathappu nayam' :D I assume at ur place, it was different fillings for kozhukkatta and ela ada ....at our place we have both this jaggery version and sugar -coconut version.....as u said, the latter is less sweeter.........i dont make it that often but whenever i make, i realise how much i miss all those goodies.....:( hmm..we also started reducing sugar in tea , so can have a fresh fruit juice with some extra sweetness ;)grandma had diabetics, appo mikkavaarum bagyam undekil enikku kittum :D

    Asha, thanks a lot for that detailed mail....I will update you :)

    Purnima, both are my favs.....even though i dont make 'em that often :)

    Raaga, you have a pretty face....:) hey ...is there any tech problem accessing my page...if yes, let me know....if its just your busy schedule, it is ok , I understand :)

    Sig, i think thats one of the reasons why my paternal side baptized this dish like that.....it tends to get rock hard especially if the rice flour is not good....and hostel food, oh pls dont get me started on that !! thanks for the compliment :)

    RP, Kochu thamashakkaree...:)) i get the leaves from asian or oriental or mexican stores...frozen ones....am sure , you can find lots in your area.....

    Jans, I am posting this recipe today itself... :)

    Aparna, :) I have never had savoury type.....!

    Mallugirl,Kozhukkottai is the tamil thing and they have sweet kozhukkottai and kara kozhukkottai I guess....and other states name it modaks, modakam etc....kozhukkatta is very naadan :) yes, that is my haaand :))

    Jyothsna, thank you :) I am posting the ela ada recipe today itself, see if thats the one you ve been looking for.....!

    Shn

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  15. hey..nalla adipoli photos..We make this kozhukatta for vinayaka chadhurthi.Visiting here after a long time..missed your posts.Sadya pic made me drroling..:))Anyways got lucky this time for vishu as i was in india.Had a full sadya.Can't wait for the ela ada , another one of my all time fav.Here in chicago we get frozen ila :)

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  16. edo nalla sudaran kai:)
    your bomb looks pretty soft and sweet:)they were not my favourites when amma used to make them at home...but you r tempting me to try them ...amma and appa r with me now.. will ask her to make for me

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  17. The edible bomb looks delicious,waiting for the recipe!!would love to see u on my blog

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  18. That was a nice pictorial explanation, Am waiting for the recipe! Its a new dish to me and I look forward to try it out!

    www.zaiqa.net

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  19. Thts a nice pictorial for making kozhukattas. & really pretty hands too.. :)) I ve made kozhukattas jst twice or thrice and mine are never really soft. Hope to pick up a tip or two from your recipe and make better kozhukattas next time..I ve had better luck with Ela Ada...& yeah deifintely prefer ela ada to bombs :)

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  20. Like the bomb babe ! specially the step by step pics.

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  21. those sound like delicious little sweets!

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  22. Those are simply splendid, and I love the pics!

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  23. edible bomb! He He He...

    I remember packing dozens of those bombs during Vinayagar Chathurthi. :-)

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  24. Kozhukattai looks very very inviting. Loved ur blog and the wonderful recipes displayed here :)

    I have posted my version of Kozhukattai in my blog My Scrawls. Do visit my blog in ur free time. Would be happy to receive ur comments :)

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  25. I tried it..but then it wouldnot come like the round shape...probably next time..it would be right

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  26. i would like the recipe for the dough...

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  27. Hi

    Do you have the recipe for the Kozhukutta...?

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  28. Pls click on the ela ada link given at the end of the post..i follow the same recipe for the dough as well as the filling.

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  29. Mishmash...I understood the photos but for a non-keralite like me who likes kerala dishes...where is the recipe with details of the ingredients.???....Please help us to celebrate like the keralites and appreciate.....

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