Chicken Kozhukkatta

Chicken Kozhukkatta

Chicken Kozhukkatta

Asha Jible
A traditional recipe from Kerala called Kozhukatta, made with rice flour and some filling. Some parts have coconut and jaggery fillings. while in some other regions it is filled with spicy chicken. Both versions are fantastic and are a yummy and healthy recipe for snack or breakfast. Those who have a sweet tooth could go for the coconut and jaggery version but those who are like me could try the chicken version.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast, Snacks
Cuisine Indian, Kerala cuisine
Servings 8


  • Steamer
  • Mixing bowl
  • Skillet


For the Filling

  • 200 gms Ground chicken
  • 1 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 1 tsp Fennel seeds
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 1 tsp Ginger-garlic paste
  • 3 Green chilies chopped
  • Curry leaves chopped
  • 1/4 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro chopped
  • Salt to taste

Curry powders

  • 1 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 3 tsp Chili powder
  • 1 tsp Garam masala

For the rice dough

  • 2 cups Roasted Rice Flour
  • 1½- 2 cups Hot water
  • 1 tbsp Coconut oil
  • 2 tsp Salt


Preparing the filling

  • Into a skillet kept on medium flame, pour coconut oil
  • Then once the oil is heated add fennel seeds and mustard seeds
  • After that add the chopped onions and stir until slight brown
  • Add ginger- garlic paste, green chillies, and curry leaves, stir for 3mins
  • Once well sauteed, add the powders: turmeric, chili and garam masala
  • Stir until the raw smell of the powders fade
  • Then add the ground chicken and salt
  • Mix well to the masala so that chicken is combined well
  • Then add the water and close
  • Cook for 15 mins
  • After that add cilantro and mix well
  • The filling is ready and take the skillet off the stove

Making the rice flour covering

  • Into a mixing bowl sift the roasted rice flour
  • Add the salt and coconut oil
  • Slowly add the hot water and using a spatula mix well
  • Then using hand roll the flour into a dough
  • Add water if needed, it should be just enough to roll the dough
  • The amount of water would vary depending on the rice flour
  • Roll the flour into a dough which should be soft

Making into rice balls

  • Then out of the big dough, take small ball (approx 3 inches diameter)
  • Then, using the thumb, flatten the balls and take two spoons of chicken filling and keep it in the flat portion
  • While making the balls, you could dab a little water to soften the dough to get the desired shape. 
  • After that, join the ends and cover it into balls
  • Make small balls with fillings as did before
  • Once all the balls are made, place them in a steamer in different batches
  • Then steam for 15-20mins
  • After that take it off the steamer
  • Yummy Chicken Kozhukkatta is ready
  • Serve hot!!¾



The size of the dumplings depends on your likings, I made it into medium-size ones, easy for the kids to eat and that would look more beautiful. 
The amount of water would depend on the rice flour used. And while making the balls, you could dab a little water to soften the dough to get the desired shape. 
Any doubts you have while making, just refer the video attached.
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