I was all set to post the recipe for Pesaha/Indri appam and Pesaha paal. Then I got a comment from one of my readers, Emie Peters, asking whether anyone knows the recipe for kozhukatta (Easter special). You might be wondering how kozhukatta (steamed rice dumpling with coconut & jaggery filling) is related to Easter, right? It goes like this.
Back home, we make kozhukatta either on the eve or morning of Palm Sunday. I dont know why kozhukatta is made and how it is related to Palm Sunday, but its like a custom. If any of you know why kozhukatta is made during Palm Sunday, please do share your thoughts here. We usually say Osana Perunnal or Kuruthola Perunnal for Palm Sunday and since we make kozhukatta, its also known as kozhukatta perunal :)
Though I make kozhukatta at times, I don’t make it particularly on Palm Sunday. My kozhukattas usually come from the leftover dough of Idiyappam. But after reading Emie’s comment I was all nostalgic about the Easter back home and decided to make kozhukatta :)