Uppu / Uluthamparuppu Kozhakottai | Steamed gluten free dumplings with lentil filling | GFCF, Caeliac Recipe, Allergy-friendly, Indian recipe

Uppu / Uluthamparuppu Kozhakottai | Steamed gluten free dumplings with lentil filling | GFCF, Caeliac Recipe, Allergy-friendly, Indian recipe
This article was originally written by me for Beyond Curries.  I am reposting it with some editing as the site for which I wrote  is no longer active. I hail from Palakkad and our cuisine is a combination of the best from the regions of Tamilnadu and Kerala. Every festival is celebrated with sweets and savouries that are unique to that festival. The traditional sweets made for Ganesh Chaturthi in Palakkad, are 'vella kozhokottai' (Steamed jaggery and coconut filled sweets) and 'sugiyan' (Fried jaggery and coconut balls). The savouries comprise of vadai (lentil fritters) and many varieties of savoury kozhokottais (steamed dumplings).Kozhakottai is said to be Lord Ganesha's favorite snack, and when you eat you will know that it is rightfully so.  It is basically a sweet or savoury filling wrapped in steamed dough made of rice flour. [caption id="attachment_6549" align="aligncenter" width="427"] Uppu Kozhakottai | Gluten free savoury dumplings - Palakkad Style[/caption] There are two methods to make the dumpling wrap. The popular method involves the usage of pounded rice flour.   It was the method I followed for a long time until one day, when my sister told me to try the method I am sharing today.  With this method, the results were so good ...

IFBM 2014 – First Indian Food Bloggers Meet

IFBM 2014 – First Indian Food Bloggers Meet (The group photograph used in this post is courtesy of Aloft Bengaluru, CBP) Facebook and twitter were abuzz the whole of last month with #ifbm2014.  It is still ruling most of our posts.  On the 1st and 2nd of August, India had its first ever food bloggers meet. When I started blogging in 2006 (or 2007), bloggers were not taken seriously.  Our writings were construed to be freely available content.  Bloggers were treated as a class of ...

Cocoa hazelnut spread (Vegan homemade nutella) | Announcing the winner of Rushina’s ‘foodles’

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