September 12, 2010

Celebrations: Sweet Kozhukattai | Kadalai Paruppu Puranam | Ellu Puranam


Happy Vinayaka Chaturthi to all my friends and readers !!! We celebrated it in full swing with the usual prasadham just like we used to do it in India. I normally used to make around 10 varities of prasadham for offering to Lord Ganesha. After pooja I would love it place them in a big plate covered with plantain leaf and give it to my in laws. I used to feel so good when they used to praise me.Last year we did not celebrate any function for different reasons and so this year was very special to us !!

When we think of Chaturthi first thing that comes to our mind would be Kozhukattai. I simply love purna kozhukattai with channa dal and MK loves it with sesame seeds. So I prepared both types. Normally we used to grind rice flour at home but nowadays I buy rice flour suitable for kozhukattai. We enjoyed it with Uppu Kozhukattai, Sundal, Vadai etc., Recipes will follow. For now I will share the Kozhukktai recipes.Try, Eat and Enjoy !!!

Ingredients 

Rice Flour - 2 cup
Water - 1 1/2 cup
Salt for taste
Oil - 1 tsp

For Filling 1

Jaggery - 1 cup
Grated Coconut - 3/4 cup
Channa Dal - 1/2 cup
Cardamom pods - 4 no
Sugar - 1/2 tsp

For Filling 2

Jaggery - 1 cup
Grated Coconut - 3/4 cup
Sesame seeds - 1/2 cup
Cardamom pods - 4 no


Preparation
  • Add salt to the water and boil it well.
  • Slowly add the boiling water to the rice flour and knead it into a smooth dough. The dough should not be too sticky so carefully add the water.
  • Grind cardamom powder with little sugar in a mixer.
Method For Filling 1
  • Pressure cook channa dal and grind it into a coarse paste.
  • Add little water to the jaggery,mix well and boil it.
  • Filter the impurities in the jaggery mixture and add channa dal to it.
  • Cook until everything comes together. Add cardamom powder and coconut and mix well.
  • Grease palms with oil and make small balls out of the kneaded dough.
  • Flatten them into small circles, place little filling and close it and seal the edges.
  • Place the kozhukkatai's in greased idly plates and steam for 10 - 12 minutes.
Method For Filling 2
  • Dry roast sesame seeds until it turns brown. Do not burn it.
  • Allow it cool down and grind it into a coarse powder.
  • Add 1/2 tsp ghee and roast the coconut for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the ground sesame seeds to grated jaggery.
  • Then add roasted coconut, cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Grease palms with oil and make small balls out of the kneaded dough.
  • Flatten them into small circles, place little filling and close it and seal the edges.
  • Place the kozhukkatai's in greased idly plates and steam for 10 - 12 minutes.
  
My Notes 
  •   While steaming the kozhukattai cover them with tissue or cloth so that color will not change.  
  •   The dough needs to be soft else the kozhukattai will turn out to be dry.
  • You can shape them like mountains by bringing all sides together or seal two sides and make them like the one shown in pictures.

Reactions:

22 comments:

Hi Shabitha,

Yummy kolukattai...What is the event about dear!!

Sameena@

www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Kozhukattai looks delicious and well presented.


Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

khozhukattai luks very soft and perfect...

Beautiful clicks, and yummy n perfect kozhukattai for this spl occasion, happy ganesh chathurti to you and your family!!..lovely post..

US Masala

Happy chathurthi to you and your family too :) May god bless you !!

Lavanya

www.lavsblog.com

Has come out very nice and loved that middle picture very much!

Happy Vinayaka Chaturthi ..Kozhuttai looks soft and yummy.

Beautiful n prefect looking kozhukattais, lovely post..

These kozhukattai look so tempting!

Wonderful spread.
http://shanthisthaligai.blogspot.com/

kozhukattai looks yummy.

www.vijisvegkitchen.blogspot.com

Nice clicks...looks so perfect..

Lovely clicks and hope you had a great time during ganesh chathurti...

This dish is intriguing to me and I love the flavors!

lovely meal delicious
thank you keep in touch

purana kozhukattai looks so delicious ..love the prasadam platter ..yummy

Satya
http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

facinating recipe,so many flavors!

Lovely festive platter dea..looks so yuumy dishes..
Wish you happy ganesh chaturthi to you and your family..

that looks so festive...love kozhukkattai

Thank you gals for your sweet comments !!

Beautiful modak and lovely clicks.
http://indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

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