For Outer Covering:
1 cup rice flour
1 1/4 cup water
2 teaspoon clarified butter or ghee
1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
For outer covering: To a pan on medium heat add the water, sugar, clarified butter and salt and cook till it starts boiling. When the water comes to a boil add the rice flour and mix quickly, till all of the water is absorbed. While the rice dough is still hot it needs to be kneaded for at least five minutes until it is smooth. Make sure there are no lumps. Use a spatula to knead this dough it is very hot. If needed add a little water to loosen the dough for kneading. After it has been kneaded cover and let it cool after which it can be divided to make the kozhukattai.
For Modakam filling:
1 1/2 cup grated coconut
1/4 cup water
3/4 cup jaggery(gud or vellum)
1/2 teaspoon crushed cardamom seeds
To a pan on medium heat with about 1/4 cup of water, add the jaggery and cook until all of the jaggery has melted. Add the grated coconut and mix. Cook until the liquid has been absorbed and the filling has become somewhat solid. Add the crushed cardamom seed and mix. Turn the heat off and let it cool after which it is divided into the same number as the rice dough was divided.
To assemble the kozhukattai. Take one of the divided rice dough, flatten it. Put one of the divided coconut filling. Cover the filling with the rice dough and shape it into a dome.
Steam the kozhukattai on a microwaveable steamer for 5 minutes.
Adjust the time it takes to cook to the power of your own microwave.
If it is over-cooked it will become hard. These can also be cooked in a steamer for about 8 to 10 minutes.
Makes 9 kozhukattai