Monday, March 12

Paal Kozhukattai

This is another of my Mother in law's recipe which is a big hit in our family. She made this for 'Sangadahara Chaturthi' which comes once in a month. She used to fast on this day and make kozhukattai and sundal and offer to lord Ganesha. She is here with us now and this time I helped her too in making it. I thought this would be a good choice for 'Winter food swing Event- Family and friends in the kitchen' hosted by Trupti of 'The spice who loved me'.

Icon credits- Trupti


Rice flour- 1 cup
Coconut milk - 1 cup if using from the can or milk taken from 1 medium coconut
Sugar- 1/2 cup
Salt- a pinch
Ghee- 1tsp
Milk- 1/2 cup
Oil- 4 tsp
Cardomom powder- 1/4 tsp


Mix ½ cup of milk , 1 ½ cups of water to the rice flour, ghee and a pinch of salt together. Heat the batter in a pan (preferably non stick) and keep stirring without any lumps, till it forms a dough consistency.When it is cooled add 4 tsp oil to that and knead it into a soft dough.Make small balls (like u do for seedai) out of this.

Take milk from the coconut ....Check out here how to do it.First time when u extract milk from the coconut u will get thick milk.Keep this as your 1st extract. Again add water and extract milk.This time u will get a thinner milk. Repeat it again the third time too where u will get a very thin extract. Do not mix the coconut milks together. keep aside.

If u are using tinned coconut milk add 1/2 cup of water to 1/2 cup of the coconut milk cream to get the first thick extract. Take 1/4 cup of coconut cream and add 1/2 cup of water to make the 2nd extract and repeat this step again for the 3 rd extract with the remaining 1/4 cup of coconut milk cream.
In a non stick pan add the 3rd extract and the rice balls. When it boils and when the balls float on top add the 2nd extract . Add the 1st extract and the sugar after 3 minutes. Let it thicken and then add the cardomom powder. Kozhukattais are ready to serve.


Vcuisine said...

Nice entry Prema. Aunthentic recipe and we love it. Photo looks so nice. Tks for sharing. Viji

Subashini said...

Nice entry. U can also use jaggery instead of sugar to the above recipe.

Thanks for sharing, Subashini

Sia said...

lucky girl:)
very good entry prema. i can eat it w/o complaining:)

TNL said...

Thank you Prema for this entry! A very nice one..thanks and good luck my dear.


indosungod said...

Prema, Paal Kozhukattai looks very appetizing, thanks to your MIL.

Bong Mom said...

Those little white balls look so cute. Thanks to your Ma-in-law and you for this
Have a nice time with the family, don't the kids love it when gran'ma and gran'pa are around ?

USHA said...

Hi Prema,

Excellent entry....Very Authentic too..Kozhukattai in paal looks awesome and tempting...
convey our regards and thanks to your MIL....

Sharmi said...

Prema, those Kozhukattais look so yummi, I have never had pal Kozhukattai. thanks for the recipe.
really looks soooooooo ymmmmmmmmyyyy!!


Syam said...

itha paarka paarka ooruku poganumnu aasaiyaa iruku... :-)

swapna susarla said...

hi prema
we call this as "paalu vundrallu".
looks yummy!!good entry for the family /friends event in the kitchen with ur mother in law.

FH said...

Aw..!! So nice of her to do that for you Prema!Dish looks great sweetie and MIL looks beautiful too,tell her that!:))

Richa said...

the sweet looks so good, so tempting. you hv a lovely collection of recipes.
keep them coming!

Unknown said...

That's so sweet entry prema..I have heard about this dish alot but never tried it.I will now, this goes to my must try list.Special thanks your MIL.

Menu Today said...

Hi Prema,
Neat presentation!!!! I love all authentic dishes... Looks lovely, thanks for sharing.

Menu Today said...

Hi Prema,
Neat presentation!!!! I love all authentic dishes... Looks lovely, thanks for sharing.

LERA said...

Looks delicious!

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J said...

The kozhukattais swimming in the coconut milk is soo tempting!! Nice entry!!:)

Priya said...

Lucky you Prema...have loads of fun ! Loved the recipe, and I'm all green that you are getting to enjoy amma's food. Your punishment would be to share all of them with us :-)

Kribha said...

I have tried this before but did not have much success with it. Your pictures are so good and hope to try again.Thanks for the recipe.

Malar Gandhi said...

Hello Prema,
Lovely snap.....can't wait to make it actually. This is my first visit to your blog....will visit again.

Unknown said...

This is my first visit to your blog.thankyou very much for the recipe.I have tried this once it turned out hard mistake I had done was steamed the rice flour and used water to make the seedai .now I know it has to mixed with milk.
thankyou very much let me try and give the feedback how it had turned.

Suganya said...

Sugar maintains the beautiful white colour, but I belong to the jaggery camp. I sacrificed colour for the taste in my recipe.

Meena Shankar said...

Thanks for this nice recipe...I have looked into this with my mouth watering...But today, I am going to give it a try and also I have invited 2 friends who will be tasting this..
Hope it comes as yummy as it looks in your post..Will tell you my end results once done.

Thanks for the recipe,

Unknown said...

Your recipie is same as i do(got it from my mom).except we use to add little grated coconut before we swith off the heat.(gives you some crunchy bites ). looks yummy.Thanks for sharing

Unknown said...

hi prema,i tryed this its tasty my husband and kid liked very much ..i dont hav coconut milk so i boiled the balls in milk and water added little milkmaid(4 spoon) cameout very well..thank you very much for your recipes..i become ur fan..i will try all ur recipes.thank you once again

Pavithra Srihari said...

Hey am not sure if the following pic is with ur permission recipe

Kavin said...

really great recipe... everyone absolutely loved it :)

being a student, I wanted to prepare this recipe... I found this post and blindly followed what you did... it turned out awesome... thank you very much :)

thilaga said...

Very tasty . i prepared it at home and everyone in our home liked it .. wow very yummy .
Thanks a lot sharing this awesome receipe.

Subha said...

Hello Prema,
I am in New Zealand. i tried paal kozhukattai for a dinner party. i followed ur recipe, it came out very well. all my friends said "yummy". thanks for this recipe. i added a cup of plain milk in the end.
thanks. it was so delicious.

T's Mom said...

Hi, your picture has been used here

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