Monday, December 23, 2013

Gothamba Kozhukkatta / Savoury Steamed Wheat Dumpling

Almost every time when we think of a recipe with Atta/Wheat Flour, the first thing that will come to our mind is Chappathi/Roti, Pooris, Dosa's .. hhmm ..But today my post is about my own recipe, which i didn't think of sharing.... as my kids make fun of this dish as "Jail Unda"(But my favourite). When nothing is there to make for snack, i take out this recipe of mine....and when my kids smell it.. they will say " Oh.... ennu nammal jailil anno?"(Are we in jail today??). Before i used to make just plain wheat dumplings and just temper it with mustard and curry leaves. This time , i came with this twist ....and when i served it,they loved it ,they said this is something different mummy, why don't you post it. So here goes my recipe of "Savoury Steamed Wheat Dumpling"

This dish is very easy and healthy to make. It can served as Breakfast(if you wish), a snack. I can definitely say it is a tummy - filler brunch

For the dumplings
  1. Wheat Flour - 2 cups
  2. Green chilly - 3
  3. Grated coconut - 1 cup
  4. Onion chopped - 1
  5. Curry Leaves - 2 Sprigs
  6. Turmeric powder - 1/4 Tsp
  7. Red Chilly powder - 1 Tsp
  8. Salt - to taste
  1. Oil - 2 Tbsp
  2. Mustard Seeds - 1/2 Tsp
  3. Dry red chilly - 2
  4. Curry Leaves - 1 Sprig
  5. Asafoetida/Kaayam - 1/4 Tsp

  • In a bowl, mix all the ingredients for the dumplings, by adding water. The dough must be firm yet soft and moist but not runny.( It will be a bit sticky). Take a little of the mix and roll inside your palm. Make small balls of it . Keep aside.
  • Prepare a steamer. When steam comes, place each wheat balls and steam it for 15 minutes , until cooked through. Like this steam all the remaining wheat balls and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai, splutter mustard seed, add dry red chilly and curry leaves. Off the flame and add asafoetida.
  • Now add the prepared wheat dumplings to the tempering. Give it a good mix so that the tempering is well coated on the dumplings.
  • Serve hot with tea.


  1. looks really innovative... love ur children comments... :)

  2. really good creativity with gothambu unda!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!love it n I wll try it!

  3. Innovative recipe look so tasty...

  4. we tooo do wheat dumplings but the recipe is fully different. Amazing hw a same dish varies frm region to region

  5. wow !!! yours is such an awesome blog with a beautiful name, an attractive header and layout and yummy recipes as well :) glad to follow ur blog...

    1. Thank you so much for those wonderful and kind words of yours....


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