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August 10, 2017

Sweet Pidi Kozhukattai !!

Sweet Pidi Kozhukattai is most popular festival snack.  For authentic, kozhukattai use only homemade rice paste and fresh coconut.  It enhances the flavour of this dish.

Ingredients :
  1. Raw rice - 1 cup
  2. Jaggery powder - 1 cup
  3. Water - 2 cups
  4.  Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
  5. Coconut pieces - 2 tbsp (or grated coconut)
  6. Ghee - 1 tbsp

Method :

1.  Soak the rice for atleast one hour.  Grind them to smooth paste using one cup of water.

2.  Heat one cup of water in the pan, add jaggery and dissolve them completely.  Filter the jaggery water and pour them back in the pan.  Bring it to boil.

3.  Add rice paste, cardamom powder, coconut pieces and a tsp of ghee to the jaggery water and keep stirring them, till they form a stiff dough.

4.  When it is warm, grease your hand with ghee and make oval shapes out of the mixture.  Give a impression in the kozhukattai using your fingers.

5.  Steam the kozhukattai in the pressure cooker / pan for 8 - 10 mins or until done.

Serve warm.

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