Saturday, June 6, 2015

Kozhukotta

Kozhukatta (Malayalam: കൊഴുക്കട്ട) or Kozhukkattai (Tamilகொழுக்கட்டைis a popular South Indian sweet dumpling made from rice flour, with a filling of grated coconut and jaggery, and is similar to Modak made in other parts of India. Usually eaten as a form of breakfast or as a snack along with tea. In Tamil Nadu the dish is traditionally associated with the Hindu God Ganesha, and prepared as an offering on the occasion of Vinayaka Chathurthi. In Kerala it is also popularly associated with Oshana Sunday eve celebrations of Saint Thomas Christians.