Thursday, September 20, 2012

Thengai Poorna Kozhukattai & Verkadalai poorna kozhukattai - Vinayagar chathurthi special.

I know I am late in posting this ,yet I want to register this yumelicious sweet for Vinayagar chathurthi. Poorna Kozhukattai is yet another favourite dish for Lord Vinayagar.This is served to the Lord ,as a neivedhyam. The inner poornam or filling can be varied.I love peanut filling and H loves coconut filling. So prepared both .Jaggery is added to the filling. Sesame seeds are added to enhance the flavor.This sweet is a guilt free ,as it is steamed .I have made the rice flour at home.if you cannot do it ,just use the store bought flour.  Mom,Rohith and I prepared this,when she was there with us.The small one is prepared by Rohith.
Ingredients:
For the outer cover:
1.Raw rice              -          1 cup
2.Water                   -             1/2 cup or as needed
3.Salt                       -              a pinch
4.Oil                        -            2 tbsp 

For the peanut poornam:
1.Jaggery                -           1/2 cup
2.Peanuts                -            1/2 cup (coarsley grounded)
3.Cardamom pwdr  -            1/4 tsp
4.Sesame seeds       -            1/4 tsp
                         (  Or  )
For the coconut poornam:
1.Jaggery                -            1/2 cup
2.Coconut               -            1/2 cup (grated)
3.Cardamom pwdr  -            1/4 tsp

Method:
Preparing the rice flour:
* Wash and soak the rice for an hour.
* Drain it completely and spread it on a wash cloth in a shady place.
* When the rice is 20% wet,take it and grind it smoothly.
* Sieve the flour and keep.
* Take a pan , and roast the flour slightly,till it gives out nice aroma.Dont fry it so much,if not the flour will become rough and will have lumps.
* If the fried flour has any lumps,then sieve it again.

For the peanut poorna kozhukattai:
* Fry the peanut and remove the skin.
* Fry the sesame seeds ,till it gives out aroma.
* Add it to the blender and ground it coarsely.
* At last,add the jaggery to the grounded peanut ,sesame and give it a pulse.
* Add cardamom powder and mix it.


For the coconut poornam:
* Scrape coocnut finely .
* Take a pan and dry roast the coocnut .
* Cool it and pulse it finely.
*At the end of pulsing,add the jaggery and give it a pulse again.
* Keep it ready.

Making the outer cover:
* Take a pan of water and bring it to rolling boil.
* Take a mixing bowl,add flour,salt.
* Now slowly add the boiling water ,to the flour .
* Using a laddle ,mix the flour and make a pilable dough.
* Divide the dough into equal sized balls
* Grease ur hands and make a medium sized bowl.

* Place the filling in one corner of the disc and close it.
* Pinch the edges and seal it.
* Take a idli maker and steam the kozhukattais.
* Serve it hot.


Note: 
 * While grinding the rice ,make sure the rice is slightly wet,if not the flour will not be ,that much smooth.
* While preparing the outer cover,make sure ,boiling water is added,if not the outer cover will not be soft.
* And also,make sure the outer cover is thin,if not it will be so hard to have a bite.
* I have used jaggery in the ratio of 1: 1 for the peanut or coconut.If you want to have a bit sweeter ,then go ahead and add 1/4 cup more.
* Adding sesame seeds in purely optional.so if you dont need,just skip it.
* We can also dry the rice under fan,if you dont have much sun light.

9 comments:

Asiya Omar said...

Looks delicious, nice pictures.

PT said...

nice presentation..

Priya said...

Both kozhukattais looks irresistible and tempting..

Shama Nagarajan said...

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Vimitha Anand said...

Lovely kozhukattais... Yummy filling

divya said...

Super delish...love it!!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Looks so tempting with both the fillings...!

Julie said...

Yummy kozhukattai,delicious!!
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Suja Manoj said...

Irresistible kozhukattai,love it

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