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Coconut and Molasses-Filled Rice Dumplings

Rated as 2 out of 5 Stars

"This popular steamed sweet from Kerala, India is perfect with tea or chai and is an afterschool snack favorite of kids! My grandmother always teased me about how often I requested this."
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37 m servings 154
Original recipe yields 9 servings (9 dumplings)


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  1. Bring water, vegetable oil, and salt to a boil in a large pot. Add rice flour gradually, stirring constantly, until a smooth, thick dough forms, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
  2. Mix coconut, molasses, and cardamom together in a bowl to make filling.
  3. Divide the cooled dough into 9 balls; flatten into thin discs. Place 1 tablespoon of the filling in the center of each disc. Wrap up dough around filling and roll into a ball between your palms.
  4. Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add balls of dough, cover, and steam until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 154 calories; 3.8 29.2 1.4 0 139 Full nutrition

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I cannot tell if it was good because in my case, it was a disaster and I never got to steaming part. The dough never became stiff enough to be shaped. It was too sticky, and with wet hands, it w...