Pazham Kozhukatta / Steamed Rice Dumplings with Sweet Banana Filling


1 1/2 cups rice flour
2 ripe bananas/ nenthrapazham
1/2 cup grated coconut
3-4 tbsp sugar , add to your taste
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
2 tsp ghee
salt to taste
boiling water, as required


  1. Boil water in a pan with enough salt. Add the required amount of boiling water little by little to the rice flour and mix thoroughly with a wooden spatula.
  2. When it is warm enough to handle, knead it with your hands until the dough becomes soft. Keep it aside.
  3. To prepare the filling, peel and chop bananas into small pieces.
  4. Heat ghee in a pan and add the chopped bananas and fry till it turns soft and golden in colour on medium flame.
  5. Add sugar and mix well till the sugar melts. Then add the grated coconut and cardamom powder and mix well.
  6. Remove it from the flame and keep it aside to cool.
  7. Make medium sized balls out of the prepared dough. Take one ball and flatten it with your palm.
  8. Place 1 tbsp of banana filling in the center and carefully seal the edges and make a smooth ball.
  9. Repeat the same process with the remaining dough and filling.
  10. Place the kozhukattas in the steamer and steam cook for 12-15 minutes..Serve it warm..


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