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Ellu Kozhukattai (Sweet Dumplings with Sesame)

Ellu_Kozhukattai_Sweet_Dumpling_Sesame_1 Ellu Kozhukattai has sweet stuffing prepared with sesame, peanut and jaggery. Sesame, peanuts are roasted, then powdered and mixed with jaggery to give a nice flavor and taste.

Sesame is known as Ellu in Tamil and as Til in Hindi. Peanuts (or groundnuts) are known as Nilakadalai or Verkadalai in Tamil and as Moongphali/Mungfali/Singdhana in Hindi.


  • Sesame white and black – 1 table spoon each
  • Peanut – 1 table spoon
  • Jaggery chopped – 2 table spoon
  • Cardamom – 2 no



  • Stuffing: In a dry pan roast sesame, peanut, cardamom; roast it till sesame splutters and nice aroma rises.

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  • Cool it and powder it in a grinder coarsely.

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  • Add jaggery and run the mixer once or twice for few seconds; now stuffing is ready.

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  • Dough:The dough for kozhukattai is prepared in many ways; you may follow any one of these two methods:
    • Method 1: Boil two cups of water and add one cup of rice flour with pinch of salt; stir continuously to form a dough; cool and knead it to a soft, firm dough.
    • Method 2: Soak one cup of rice for 1 hour; grind it with pinch of salt, ½ cup milk and water to thin batter; pour in a hot pan, stir constantly to form dough; cool and knead it to a soft, firm dough.
    • for more details refer my Rice Idiyappam (String Hoppers) or Coconut and Masala Ammini Kozhakattai.


  • Kozhukattai: Now lightly apply oil in your hand and take lemon size dough; shape it like a mini cup; though nowadays moulds are available, making with hands gives a traditional touch; fill it with stuffing.

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  • Seal it and steam cook for 5 to 6 minutes.

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  • Ellu kozhakkattai is ready.


Here is a mix of Ellu, Kara, Coconut, Mania Kozhukattai.


{ 5 comments… add one }

  • Sushma Mallya March 26, 2010, 1:45 pm

    last pic is very nice and tempting…looks delicious and sesame seeds def enhances the taste of any dish..

  • Priya March 26, 2010, 2:25 pm

    My grandma do the same puranam for her kozhukattai, looks yumm!!

  • MaryMoh March 26, 2010, 2:27 pm

    Mmmm…your dumplings look delicious, quite like the dumplings that I eat in Chinese restaurants except with different filling. Your dumpling filling must be very delicious with all the sesame seeds and peanuts. Thanks for sharing.

  • Trendsetters March 26, 2010, 7:07 pm

    i love kozhukattai….yours look very delicious

  • shamanags March 26, 2010, 7:40 pm

    send me that plate..will show you have to finish it in 5 minutes…i am hungry right now

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