Sunday, 9 March 2014

paal kozhukkattai

Paal Kolukkattai

Paal kolukkattai is an authentic south indian food which we make for all the pooja festivals. This is my hubbys and Charan's(my kid) all time favourite food too. My amma and me used to make it in palm jaggery. But my hubby loves to have it with jaggery. So I started making them in normal jaggery. It tastes too good. Here is the recipe


  • Rice flour  - 1 cup
  • Jaggery - 1/2 cup
  • Coconut grated - 1/4 cup
  • Sukku/Dried ginger - a small piece
  • Cardamom -  3 to 4 
  • Water - as required
  • Salt - l/8 tsp
Cooking steps
  1. Sift rice flour and add salt to it
  2. Slowly add water and prepare the dough
  3. Divide the dough into small balls and keep aside
  4. Mince sukku and cardamom and keep aside
  5. Extract 1 cup of coconut milk from the grated coconut 
  6. In a pan, add 1 cup of water and jaggery and boil for sometime.
  7. Strain the impurities from jaggery and keep the jaggery water to boil.
  8. Add coconut milk,sukku and cardamom to the jaggery water and boil till it starts rolling
  9. Slowly add rice flour balls to it and keep it closed to cook it fully.
  10. Serve with little ghee.

My 2 cents
  • Make sure the dough is not sticky .If its sticky by mistake, add little rice flour to bring to the consistency or use squeeze bottle or idiyappam press to directly line the batter inside the jaggery(This version of Kolukattai is too good)
  • You can seperately cook the rice flour balls and add to the jaggery.
  • You can use fresh ginger also to substitute for the dried one.
  • If the jaggery is more watery then you can add little boiled moong dhal or sago(javvarisi) also.
  • You can add  little grated coconut also. That tastes too good.

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