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Kozhukkatai Payasam/Steamed rice dumpling Kheer to sweeten any day!

Hi have u all been?Its been long since I have been planning to put up this post.For every auspicious day after a wholesome meal  payasam is a total must.Payasam /Kheer is a traditional dish in the Indian subcontinent and the list of variations simply go on.Kozhukattai means steamed rice dumplings.Here’s an easy peasy Payasam for all..

Kozhukattai Payasam

For making Kozhukattais
2 cups rice flour
3 cups of water
1 tsp of coconut oil
1/2 tsp salt

Boil water in heavy bottomed vessel and add in the coconut oil and salt.Keeping it on medium flame stir in the rice flour to make a dough consistency  with a wooden spoon.Turn off the flame and let it cool.When the mix is medium hot..softly knead it in to a dough and then roll out lemon sized balls out of it.Steam these balls in  a steamer for abot 10-15 minutes.
NB: Please seperate 4 lemon sized balls without steaming.You will need these for the payasam

For making the payasam
Steamed kozhukattais
3 cups of water
3 cups of boiled milk(make sure to seperate the thin film of cream that comes when the milk cools)
1and 1/2 cup sugar
2 tsp ghee
1/8 cup of small coconut pieces roasted in ghee
1/8 cup of nuts and raisins roasted in ghee

In a  deep bottomed vessel boil  3 cups of water and then pour in the 3 cups of milk.Keep stirring while you add in the sugar.When this starts simmering keep it on medium flame.Mix the earlier sepearted 4 unsteamed rice balls with  1/2 cup of water in a small bowl with your fingers(make sure you have no rice lumps).Pour this rice syrup in to the milk and pop in the steamed kozhukattais.When it starts thickening a lit bit pour in the ghee and add the roasted coconut pieces,nuts and raisins and turn off the flame.Kozhukattai payasam is ready to be devoured 😉


  1. Priya

    November 8, 2011 at 4:10 pm

    Seriously i can finish that whole bowl anytime, super tempting payasam..

  2. Aarthi

    November 8, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    yummy yummy..Delicious..

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  3. MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!.

    November 9, 2011 at 4:36 am

    Very inviting Dumpling Payasam.Luv to try it soon.Luks Yum Yum

  4. Kalpana Sareesh

    November 9, 2011 at 4:57 am

    wow so good n very yummy n tempting payasam..

  5. Prathibha

    November 9, 2011 at 5:01 am

    super n delicious kheer…wonderful photography

  6. Sharmilee! :)

    November 9, 2011 at 3:16 pm


  7. Nupur

    December 12, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    I made this a few weeks back. But the sweetness of the liquid was not submerged in the Rice balls. That was the reason my family didnt quite like it. Can u suggest me something reg this.

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