For outer layer
- ½ cup rice flour
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- water as required
- salt as required
- For Stuffing
- ½ cup sesame seeds (black or white)
- ¾ cup jaggery, powdered
- ¼ cup grated coconut
- 1 elaichi
During the festive season, most Indians would love to break the rules on their diet. However, there are few sweet dishes in India, which can be prepared without high carb ingredients and sugar. Now, you can eat without guilt and also enjoy the authentic taste of the sweet, passed on by the ancestors. Ellu Kozhukattai is mostly prepared during Ganesh Chaturthi or Vinayak Chaturthi festival as an offering. The legend says that it was God’s favorite dish. Since the dish requires steaming, ellu kozhukattai is obviously a healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth. Just one or two ellu kozhukattai is all you need to fulfill your appetite for a delicious sweet.
Sesame is an important source of phytonutrients such as omega-6 fatty acids, flavonoid phenolic anti-oxidants, vitamins, and dietary fiber with potential anti-cancer as well as health-promoting properties.
Rice is an excellent source of calcium, riboflavin, thiamine, fiber, iron, vitamin D, and niacin. These vitamins serve as the bass for immune system health, and the body’s metabolism.
How to make Ellu Kozhukattai
In Kerala, ellu kozhukattai is popularly associated with the Oshana Sunday celebrations of Saint Thomas Christians. It is also eaten as an evening snack with tea or coffee.
In northern Sri Lanka, there is a custom involving dumplings whose edges are pressed to resemble teeth being dropped gently on a baby's head while the family wishes for the infant to develop healthy teeth.