Ramadan Special Series Recipe 5 – Kakka Rotti

Is this a time for having Kakka Rotti? Yes, Absolutely! As Ramadan is started its a time for having Kakka Rotti.

Kakka Rotti is a famous delicious meal, which is popular in Malabar. Malabarians usually prepare Kakka Rotti on special occasions like ramdan. It is a special iftar dish for all chicken and mutton lovers, So I have presented it now during our ramadan season.

It is a combination of steamed rice dumplings in a meat or chicken based gravy. Steamed rice dumplings are mixed with a delicious meat or chicken based gravy which consist of little amount of spices and other ingredients. Both the items are cooked separately but mixed together last so the dumplings has the flavour of these delicious gravy.

For the Dumplings:

  • Roasted Rice flour – 1 cup
  • Grated coconut – 1/4 cup
  • Shallots – 8
  • Water – 1 and 1/4 cup
  • Fennel seeds – 1/4 Tspn
  • Salt – as required
  • Oil – 1/2 Tspn

For chicken gravy:

  • Boneless chicken – 1 cup (small pieces)
  • Ginger – 1 small piece
  • Garlic – 3 cloves
  • Turmeric powder – 1/4 tspn
  • Pepper powder – 1/4 tspn
  • Red chilly powder – 1 and 1/2 Tspn
  • Coriander powder – 1 tspn
  • Garam Masala – 1 Tspn
  • Grated coconut – 1 cup
  • Onion – 2 medium
  • Green chilly – 3
  • Tomato – 1 medium
  • Fennel seeds – 1/2 Tspn
  • Curry leaves – as required
  • Coriander leaves – as required
  • Salt – as required
  • Oil – 4 Tbspn

Step by step method

Step 1 – Start making Dough: Add salt and rice flour to the boiling water and mix well continuously. Switch off the flame. Mix and make a thick smooth dough.

Optional: For more taste grind coarsely grated coconut, shallots and fennel seed. Add salt, grounded coconut paste and rice flour to the boiling water and mix well continuously. Switch off the flame. Mix and make a thick and smooth dough.

Step 2 – Start making Balls: Grease your palm with little oil and make small balls. Slightly press the centre of the balls with your finger tip to give its shape. Steam this for 25-30 minutes and keep it aside.

Step 3 – Start making Chicken Pieces: Cook the chicken pieces by adding salt turmeric powder and pepper powder. Once cooked keep it aside.

Step 4 – Start making Coconut Paste: Grind coconut, fennel seeds and turmeric powder to a smooth paste by adding little water and keep it aside.

Step 5 – Start making the Gravy: Heat coconut oil in a pan. Add curry leaves, crushed ginger and garlic, green chilly and onion and saute it for few min. Add tomato and saute well. Now add red chilly powder, coriander powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder and salt as required. Mix everything and roast well. Add cooked and crushed chicken and grounded coconut paste to it. Mix well with masala and allow it to boil. Now your gravy is ready.

Step 6 – Serve and taste your delicious Kakka Rotti: Transfer cooked rice dumplings to the delicious gravy and mix well. Allow the gravy to get dry. Tasty Kakka rotti is ready to serve.

Enjoy having Kakka Rotti as your iftar dish on this blessed month of ramadan😊

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