Friday, 15 October 2010

Navarathiri Special ~ Pidi Kozhukattai (Fist Dumpling)

The next dessert is Pidi Kozhukattai that is usually made from rice flour,jaggery and coconut.Its a popular dessert prepared for Vinaya Chaturthi, for a change i made this for Navarathiri.My MIL is good in it.The Modak(modakam) and kozhukattai she prepared were soft and delicious.Today i used Pre packed red rice flour and dark brown jaggery which make my kozhukattai so dark.

Rice flour ~ 1cup

 Jaggery ~ 1/2cup

Water ~ 1 1/2cup

 Split moong dal ~ 2tbsp

 Cardamom powder ~1tsp

Grated coconut ~1/2cup

Salt to taste

 Gingelly oil  ~1tbsp


1.Dry roast the rice flour and moong dal in a pan for few minutes.keep aside.

2.Add water, oil and salt, once the water starts boiling, add the jaggery pieces and make a syrup,strain the syrup, add  roasted rice flour, moong dal, grated coconut,cardamom powder and stir until the flour come as a form.

3.Remove from the pan.Let them cool.Take a small ball from the dough and fist it to get a shape..Steam them for 10 minutes in steamer.

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