Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Paal Kozhukattai with coconut milk / பால் கொழுக்கட்டை - Vinayagar Chathurthi special / with stepwise pictures

 Paal kozhukattai is a sweet prepared using rice flour. Rice flour is made into small balls and cooked in coconut milk. there are so many types of  kozhukattais like ,pidi kozhukattai,poorna kozhukattai,paal kozhukattai, modhagam,ammini kozhukattai. Out of all,this is my fav kozhukattai. Adding coconut milk gives very good flavor to the sweet.
 
 
Ingredients:
1. Idiyappam flour      -      3/4 cup
2.Sugar                      -       3/4 cup + 1 tsp
3.First coconut milk  -       1/2 cup
4.Second coconut milk-     1 cup
5.Whole milk              -      1 cup
6.Water                       -       1 cup
7.Salt                           -       a pinch
8.Oil                            -       few drops
9.Cardamom powder   -       1/4 tsp
 


 Method:

We can either use store bought idiyappam flour or home made. Just soak rice for half an hour and dry it under shade. When the rice is 80% dry , grind it into fine powder. Sieve the flour well. Dry roast the flour in a pan. Now the flour is ready to use. Take a pan, add idiyappam flour,salt ,1 tsp sugar,1/2 cup of whole milk and 1 cup of water .Whisk everything together well. There should not be any lumps.Reason for adding sugar here, is the kozhukattais will have the sweetness inside.
 

On a medium flame, cook the mixture ,until it gathers like a ball. When we touch the batter with our wet hands,it should be able to make balls. Then this is the right consistency.By now, the idiyappam flour should be cooked almost.

Now grease our hands and make small balls out of the cooked mixture.Let the kozhukattais are small in shape.This way, it will allow the coconut milk to enter into the kozhukattai easily. One of my friend ,gave a good tip.While rolling,we can just insert one sugar candy (Kalkandu ) in each ball. So when the ball is cooked in coconut milk, the sugar candies will melt and infuse the sweetness into the kozhukattais. Since I didn't have them handy ,skipped that step.But in future,will try to make it.

Firat coconut milk  can be prepared by,grinding the coconut pieces in a blender adding warm water .Now strain the coconut milk using a strainer. This is first milk. Now add some more water to the strained coconut and grind it again. Now strain the second milk .Now ,in a pan, add the remaining whole milk and second coconut milk. Bring it to boil .Don't add the first coconut milk, now. It may curdle during boiling.
 

Bring the milk and coconut milk mixture to a boil on medium heat. Now add the kozhukattais .Using a spoon, slowly mix them, so that they will not touch each other.
Dump in the sugar and mix it well. Sugar has to melt in the mixture well.We can increase or decrease the amount of sugar according to our taste.

Now ,when the kozhukattais are cooked well, we can see that they have a glossy texture .Turn off the stove .


At last add the first coconut milk and crushed cardamom powder to the paal kozhukattai. Serve it warm .Sure everyone in the family will like this kozhukattai.


 
                                                         Happy Vinayagar Chathurthi !!!
 

 

23 comments:

Shama Nagarajan said...

inviting dear

Happys Cook said...

Delicious Paal kozhukattai...yummy

Priya Anandakumar said...

Looks super fab Savitha, beautiful clicks and lovely..

Veena Theagarajan said...

my fav.. looks so creamy

Shanavi said...

my fav too, looks scrumptious n advance Ganesh Chathurthi

Manjula Bharath said...

wow wow paal kozhukatai my fav :) looks super yummy and delicious :) very well explained dear :)

Saratha said...

Palkolukkattai is very super.

Rafeeda AR said...

The last pic is very tempting... feel like having it now!!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Delicious and yummy looking dumpling. Excellent preparation.
Deepa

Nalini's Kitchen said...

looks delicious,we make it slightly ina different way with jaggery and coconut...

Hari Chandana said...

Wow.. Perfectly made pal kozhukattai.. looks divine :)

Priya Suresh said...

They looks super creamy and irresistible Savi..Love it to the core.

divya said...

looks droolworthy..i am loving it.

sangeetha pn said...

So delicious they look! :) M glad that you dropped into my space.. Happily following you too!

Sangeetha Priya said...

wonderful and inviting pics Savi...

Suja Manoj said...

Delicious paal kozhukattai,love the presentation.

Swathi Iyer said...

Paal kozhukattai looks delicious.

kumars kitchen said...

delicious sweet treat to celebrate the special occasion,looks so pretty with those tiny rice balls in it :-)

Radha Krishnakumar said...

usefyl recipe will do soon Thanks Savitha :)

Kalpana Sareesh said...

they looks awesome..

Vimitha Anand said...

Looks super inviting

Suja Md said...

Love the set up and the texture of the kozhukattai..:)

Maha Gadde said...

looks super delicious n awesome cliks.

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