Steamed Kozhi Ada or Steamed Chicken Dumplings – How to make Steamed Chicken Dumplings

Steamed chicken dumplings or steamed kozhi ada is a gluten free snack. You may have it as a meal too, as it is quite filling. So whenever I make these steamed chicken dumplings for tea-time, we have them for dinner too. Kids too love to have them. Make it less spicy for kids.

Chicken dumplings

The filling used for making these chicken dumplings is the same as that I use for making chicken samosas. The major differences between the two being the outer covering and the method of preparation. Samosas are chicken pockets and we prepare them from flour (all purpose flour). Then we deep fry them in oil. While, we make chicken dumplings from rice flour. And then steam them. So if you are looking for a healthier choice of snack, then these steamed chicken dumplings are the best option.

Chicken dumplings

Also,  the dough used for making these kozhi adas are flavored too. I have added grated coconut, onion and fennel seeds to make it more tasty. If you are running out of time, you may just add salt and make the dough. The filling is anyways delicious!!

Chicken dumplings

I have recently made them for Ifthar (the meal eaten by Muslims while breaking the fast during Ramadan), and everybody at home loved it. We usually break the fast by eating dates, other dry fruits, fresh fruits, a drink, mostly lemon juice, and some light snacks. Being a bit diet conscious these days, I have decided to make healthy dishes as snacks for Ifthar. So this gluten free, and almost oil-free dish is perfect for your Ifthar menu.

Chicken dumplings

Chicken dumplings

Try out this recipe, I am sure you would love it. You may also check out other snack recipes like Chicken Spring Rolls,  Fish Dumplings or Meen Pathiri,  Chicken Cutlets, and Chicken Samosas.

Try them out and let me know your feedback. Happy to hear back from you!

Happy Cooking!!

 

 

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Steamed Kozhi Ada or Steamed Chicken Dumplings - How to make Steamed Chicken Dumplings
Chicken dumplings
Course Main Dish, snack
Cuisine Malabar
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
For the chicken filling:
Course Main Dish, snack
Cuisine Malabar
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
For the chicken filling:
Chicken dumplings
Instructions
  1. Grind together grated coconut, fennel seeds and onion. Keep it aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the rice flour and salt.
  3. To this, add the ground coconut mix.
  4. Add water little by little to form a soft dough. Start by adding 1 cup and increase as required.
  5. Keep the dough aside.
  6. Meanwhile prepare the chicken filling.
  7. Cook chicken with salt and pepper in water, until done. This may take about 20-25 minutes.
  8. Once done, de-bone them and keep it aside.
  9. Next, heat oil in a pan.
  10. Saute the onions till they turn soft.
  11. Add the ginger garlic paste and green chilies and saute until the raw smell goes off.
  12. Next add the turmeric powder and mix.
  13. Next add the cooked chicken pieces and mix well.
  14. Then add the garam masala powder and chopped coriander leaves and mix well.
  15. Cook closed for about 2-3 minutes.
  16. The filling is done.
  17. Now divide the dough into small lemon sized balls.
  18. Flatten them between your palms and press with your fingers.
  19. Place 2-3 tsp of the chicken filling inside.
  20. Fold halfway to make a D shape. Or you may even roll into a ball.
  21. Repeat until all the dough and filling is used up.
  22. Steam for about 15-20 minutes.
  23. Serve hot.
    Chicken dumplings
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