Wednesday, January 5, 2011

PAAL KOZHUKATTAI
    Paal kozhukattai is one of my hubby’s favourite sweets. I hardly remember the way my mom used to make this sweet,also I was not fond of this before marriage. After we came here to Singapore,when we go yearly to my in-laws place,my MIL made this sweet twice or thrice especially for her son(for me too..hehe). Her way of making is very different and I am determined to learn it from her,when she  makes it next time. This recipe is one I tried from Prema’s Cookbook, which never fails and my hubby loves this version equally as his mom’s.

After long time I made this today and in the evening he is going to get this as surprise, when he is back from officeRed heart.
PAAL KOZHUKATTAI

 

Paal kozhukattai recipe

Indian Sweets
Prep Time: 20 mins    |  Cook time: 20 mins    Serves: 4

Ingredients

Idiyappam flour/rice flour  1 cup 
Coconut milk powder  50 gms pack 
Water  2 & 1/2 cup 
Sugar  3/4 cup 
Milk+ water  1/2 cup + 1 cup 
cardamom powder  2 pinches 
Ghee  1 tsp 
Sesame oil  4 tsp 
Salt  A pinch 

Method:

  1. Take a non stick pan and mix milk,1 cup water,ghee and the rice flour (add a pinch of salt if u r using rice flour,i used store bought idiyappam flour and it had salt in it, so dint add).mixing
  2. Heat this in medium flame with constant stirring until the water evaporates and forms a dough.Dough
  3. Add 4 tsp sesame oil now and knead the dough. The dough should have got cooked almost and this can be confirmed if the dough is non-sticky. (Dont cook in high flame,cook in medium flame as this will make sure that the dough gets cooked.
  4. smooth
  5. Keep covered and take your convenient portions little by little and make tiny balls of desired size. I made it in size of seedai as mentioned in prema’s blog.
  6. tiny rice balls
  7. Now take 2 cups of water in a heavy bottomed vessel and heat it until lukewarm. Add the 1/4th of the coconut milk powder to get a thin milk. Mix well without lumps. Bring to boil.(Be careful,it may overflow now).
  8. thin coconut milk
  9. Add the rolled tiny rice balls in two parts. Add half of the balls and wait until the milk boils again and again add the remaining balls.
  10. Adding rice balls to milk
  11. Boil in medium flame for 3 minutes or until the balls float on the top. By now the milk would have gone thicker.
  12. balls cooked and floating
  13. Add cardamom powder,sugar and mix well until it gets dissolved.
  14. sugar
  15. Take remaining 1/2 cup water and heat it until lukewarm. Add the remaining coconut milk powder and mix well to get thick milk. Put off the stove and add this thick milk and mix well.
  16. Ready

Notes

  • I have used sugar,you can replace with jaggery.
  • You can use coconut milk cream or our drinking milk too.
  • Donot boil after you add the thick milk as there are chances of curdling.
  • Increase or decrease the sugar amount as per your taste.
  • If you are replacing the coconut milk powder with else milk or coconut milk cream or fresh coconut milk,write to me your doubts,I will try my best to clear.
Serve hot or chilled as per your wish and enjoy this delightful sweet. PAAL KOZHUKATTAI

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93 comments:

  1. the kozhukkattai look so cute! happy new year and welcome back Raks :)

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  2. Wow! It looks like rasgullas. Had this sweet in a friends' house, would love to try it with this method. Lovely click.

    Lite Bite

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  3. oh wow.........drooling here...sooooo tempting !

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  4. looks really yumm..am trying this for sure.

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  5. we make it by adding jaggery, this version sounds great and palkozhukattai is my hubby's fav too.love the serving dish

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  6. I love them too and the click only makes it tempting and mouthwatering. BTW pl send in ur entry to my first event. Find the details here: http://ticklingpalates.blogspot.com/2011/01/announcing-my-first-event-deep-fried.html

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  7. Wow paal kozhukattai is my fav...looks super tempting. I luv it with jaggery as well as sugar. Ur version sounds gud too!

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  8. thats a complete new dish to me...looks awesome.
    wish you and your family a very happy New Year!

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  9. Hey,

    Love paal kolukattai...Been a while since i made this...Used to have often during childhood days...:)
    Happy new year to you dear!!:)
    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

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  10. Am an addict to this yummy paal kozhukattais, just love it anytime..

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  11. Nice clicks n kolukkattai looks so inviting....

    Pongal Feast Event

    Kurinji

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  12. Looks awesome raks! yummm

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  13. Happy New Year to You, Raks!

    delicious paal kozhukattai...love them!

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  14. Wonderful and Slurp.... Can you hear me? seedai portion is too good

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  15. Its just too tempting...gonna try immediately..
    Tasty appetite

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  16. welcome back,..this one looks so yum,...

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  17. wow!!!!!
    looks lovely and very tempting dear :)

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  18. Looks fantastic and so very tempting ! Thanks for your wishes and wish you and your family a very happy new year too !

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  19. As said I had only once and love it..this is so tempting ...looks too gud dear....

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  20. lovely-- drooling here ! well explained !!

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  21. I love rice dishes...this sounds and looks so wonderfully delicious!

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  22. I m drooling over the fotos..looks yumm....

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  23. wow thats really fantalicious dear....

    Event: Dish Name Starts with E
    Learning-to-cook
    Regards,
    Akila

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  24. I haven't had this in ages.. there are so many variations right.. with coconut milk, milk, sugar and vellam? They look like pretty pearls.

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  25. wow looks yummy and tempting one .........

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  26. My granny uses to make it, time consuming but worth on special occasion! They are tempting!

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  27. Simply mouthwatering pal kozhukattais,love your presentaion..

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  28. I just love them when they are made with jaggery insted of sugar,but your pic. made me drool....

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  29. Wow this looks awesome,..beautiful presentation,love it

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  30. whoa, they really look like a fantastic treat !!!


    US Masala

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  31. it reminds me of pala taalikalu, we make in Andhra...only the shape is different and method little different!!...and i love it too..yum!

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  32. Nice one.. Tasty and yummy

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  33. Paal kohukattai looks delicious. Nice recipe

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  34. Mouthwatering recipe...Delicious!!

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  35. wow, what a beautiful dessert, yum yum

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  36. loved your step by step pictures,, I too blogged paal kozhkattai as by latest post. Same pinch. :)

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  37. U have so much patience and paal kozhukattai looks super delicious dear...wonderful clicks

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  38. looks so beautiful and very delicious...wish to have some now....and wish you a very happy new year raks...

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  39. wow.. i am drooling......looks so cute.. I know how difficult is to make these cute balls..but the pleasure that u get when u eat them is much much more.. simply love it.. wonderful clicks.. are these new serving cups from India??? Looks very cute..Happy new year dear.

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  40. ராஜி...chanceillai....எப்படி இவ்வளவு பொருமையாக உருண்டைகள் உருட்டினிங்க...அருமை...எனக்கு மிகவும் பிடித்த பால் கொழுக்கட்டை...வாழ்த்துகள் ....

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  41. Woo Wow Delicious Kuzhukatai,I love this traditional serving bowls,neat presentation...

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  42. Beautiful Raji!!! You are a superwoman!! You have a huge bunch of patience, rolling the kozhakattais to small small balls.. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

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  43. Wow! Looks so beautiful and very delicious.. I haven't had this.. Wish to have some right now:) Beautiful presentation, love it!

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  44. Looks beautiful .. will try for sen ;)

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  45. We have a similar version[in Konkani cooking],though its been ages since I made/ate these.Looks wonderful--Happy New Year to you!!

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  46. I never tried with sugar....luv the white balls..with ujala , maja va ;-)

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  47. These are so cute and delicious! Wishing you and family a Healthy and Joyous New Year!

    http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

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  48. I love this Raji and this is super tempting.. Beautiful click and looks yumm yumm :) I love both with sugar as well as jaggery version.. delicious.

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  49. Oh My..its been ages i had this..brings back a lotta good memories...Yummilicious Raks..

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  50. Hi Raks
    This preparation reminds me of our own cusine rasagulla. Excellent looking kuzhukatai.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  51. nice recipe raks..!! i have made a different version..!!

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  52. this looks fabulous delicious

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  53. Fabulous presentation, Raks!! These kozhukattais look cute and absolutely yummy..

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  54. back after a long time..happy new year!!wonderful presentation..love them..

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  55. Lovely picture... I want to grab and gulp them right now...

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  56. Ah! My favorite dish..Looks divine.

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  57. wow...that looks delicious and awesome pics too..feel like having it right now..

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  58. This traditional sweet looks delicious and perfect in your photograph!

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  59. They look so scrumptious....I've always wanted to make paal kozhukattai...now, your picture has totally inspired me!

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  60. மூஞ்சி புஸ்தகத்துலையே பாத்தேன் இதோட போஸ்டரை. குட்டி குட்டியா அழகா இருக்கு, அப்பரம் ஒரு டவுட்டு, உங்கத்துல சாப்டு முடிச்சதுக்கு அப்புறம் அந்த வெள்ளி கிண்ணத்தையும் ஸ்பூனையும் சாப்டவாளுக்கே குடுத்துடுவேள்னு எல்லாரும் சொல்லிக்கறாளே அப்பிடியா??..:)

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  61. Love these..Haven't made them at all but when mom makes them all I know is to HOG!!The pics are too good..Gives such a divine feeling..

    Gayu
    http://ensamayalarangam.blogspot.com

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  62. wow! super! would like to know how ur hubby rewarded u for this pleasant surprise. ;-)

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  63. Super-cute kozhukattais! Very tempting pictures! :)

    -Divya
    TastyVegCooking

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  64. hi,
    Ur paal Kozhukattai looks amazing :)

    If i use jaggery instead of sugar, how much i have to add and wen should i add?

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  65. hi,

    Ur paal Kozhukattai looks amazing. :)
    If i add jaggery instead of sugar, how much i have to add n wen should i add?

    Is it ok to add jaggery directly r i have to make vella pagu....

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  66. Hi Viji, for the above mentioned quantity, I think 1 cup jaggery will be enough, anyways not sure, but u can try 1 cup. I think making paagu and adding is better that we can filter the impurities. :)

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  67. i have one doubt.if i amke with pure coconut milk.
    how can i heat.if i heat the taste is a goood one

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  68. wow very nice ur receipes really so good and mouth watering

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  69. wow so nice ur receipes are so good and mouth watering

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  70. incredible! turned out well too! just one doubt: are the rice balls supposed to melt in the mouth or are they supposed to be semi solid?

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  71. Thanks :) It should hold its shape and should not dissolve in milk. When it is hot, it tends to be too soft, but after cooling down, th eballs becomes more firm. If you keep in fridge for some time, you get more firmer balls.

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  72. Hi Raji, if i make this with ordinary milk or coconut milk, how much quantity should i take?

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  73. You may need upto 2 cups of milk.Use in 5th step 1/2 of the milk (diluted with water if needed) and remaining later where ever I have mentioned. If using coconut milk, first take thick coconut milk from a whole coconut. Scrap it and grind it with 1/2 cup warm water and squeeze to get thick milk.set aside. IN same coconut, add 1 more cup of warm water and grind again. Squeeze to get thin milk . Use thin milk in step 5 as mentioned and thick milk in the last stage. Hope its clear.

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  74. hi raji,

    if i am using coconut ready made coconut milk how much should i use and when should i add it?

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  75. Hi raji if i am using ready made coconut milk how much should i use and when should i add it?

    And not to mention i love your blog.I have tried many recipes and it is always a success.Keep up the grt wrk :)

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  76. Hello! If I make this ahead of time, how long will it keep in the refrigerator?

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  77. You can keep for a day or two. Depends on your climate conditions, the temperature of your fridge as well.

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  78. tried this today, yummy dishthank u.

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  79. thank u tried this dish today, yummy

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  80. Hi Raji, ur blog is too good. can we use store crought ready made coconut milk? What's the measurement for using ready made coconut milk?

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  81. hi ... i tried this recipe with ragi flour ... the first half balls got melted with the boiling coconut milk... the second half remained... could u say ll it happen like this... but the taste was so good....

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    1. Did u followed all the steps like ore cooking the ragi and make a dough ? If the balls are added before it starts boiling, the it may get dissolved in the coconut milk too...

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  82. Hi raks .... I tried ur receipe it came out very wel all my family m members liked very much even my daughter liked very much. Sje is just 8 months. Thank u.
    by priya

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  83. Hello Raks..

    Thanks for your recipe. Tried it out and tasted so good :)

    neelam

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  84. hi
    can i use sunflower or coconut oil instead of sesame oil,coz we dont use much of sesame

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  85. hi
    we dont get coconut milk powder frequently, so wat is the alternate i shld add,and instead of sesame oil can i add coconut or sunflower oil??

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  86. Hey.. I made this yesterday and it was good. I was under the impression that the rice balls would soak up the sweetness and be sweet too; unfortunately, it wasnt so; it tasted bland. The liquid part was very tasty. So, wanted to ask if we can add some sugar to the rice flour before making the dough.

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  87. If the balls are real soft, you will not feel that problem. So to make the balls soft, add more water while preparing the rice dough.

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    1. Thanks dear. I made it again, and this time I perfected it; will be trying the jaggery version the next time; mom and MIL both brought homemade idiyappam flour from ooru, so I can experiment a lot of rice flour recipes..

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  88. Hi raji
    Which brand of coconut milk powder are u using? I got one but it is smelling like coconut oil and so didnt lik it

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