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November 15, 2018

Pidi Kozhukattai !!

Steam cooked sweet kozhukattai made with rice flour, jaggery and cardamom as main ingredients. It is simple to make and quite healthy too. It can be made as a evening snack and also it is one of the dish (prasatham) we make for vinayagar chaturthi.

Ingredients :

  1. Raw rice - 1 cup
  2. Water - 2 cups
  3. Jaggery powder - 1 cup (to taste)
  4. Coconut powder - 1 tbsp, optional
  5. Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
  6. A pinch of salt
  7. Chopped cashew nuts - 1 tbsp
  8. Oil - 1 tsp

Method :

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

2.  Mix together jaggery powder and another cup of water.  Warm till dissolved.

3.  Filter the dissolved jaggery water and pour the water back in the pan.

4.  Add grounded rice paste and keep stirring.

5.  Add coconut powder, cardamom powder, pinch of salt , oil & chopped nuts. Keep stirring, until the batter leaves the pan.

6.  Transfer the batter to a separate dish and allow them to cool down little bit.

7.  Wet the hands and take a dollop of batter and shape them like kozhukattai.

8.  Stream cook them for 10 mins or until done.


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