Paal Kozhukatta-Paal Pidi -Alli Pidi – Ganesha Chaturthi Special!
To celebrate ganesh chaturathi, I made paal kozhukatta-paal pidi-alli pidi, … though it’s not traditionally made on this auspicious day, I made it today along with regural Modakam-Kozhukatta, coz my kids love this very much. I was introduced to this sweet paal kozhukatta by our neighbour in Chennai, during my childhood days. From then it’s my one of my childhood favorite. My mom got the recipe from our neighbour aunty and she makes this often for our after school snack. Here I’m sharing chettinad style paal kozhukattai recipe.
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How to maka Paal Kozhukatta-Paal Pidi -Chettinadu Style Paal Kozhukkattai Recipe :
- Roasted Rice Flour : 1 cup (The rice flour should be smooth, without any lumps, you can use Idiyappam or Puttu Flour for this recipe.)
- Thin Coconut Milk : ½ cup
- Hot Water : 1½ cup
- Salt to taste
- Semi Thin Coconut Milk : 2 cups [I used Canned Coconut Milk]
- Thick Coconut Milk : 1 cup
- Sugar : ½ cup or according to your taste
- Cardamom : 3-4 pods (crushed)
- Combine rice flour, salt hot water and coconut milk in a bowl. Mix with a spoon until combined and it forms into a smooth batter.
- Heat a wide non- stick pan; pour prepared rice batter in it and cook on low heat stiring constantly so it thickens and leaves the sides of the pan and form into a dough.
- Remove the dough into a bowl and let it cool. When it is cool enough to touch, add little ghee knead everything using your hands to form a smooth dough.
- Prepare tiny balls using the dough, dipping your hand in water occasionally to prevent the dough from drying up.
- Now heat a wide pan and pour coconut milk and bring to a slow boil.
- Once it starts boiling add powdered cardamom and sugar and stir well. Reduce heat and add small kolukatta /balls in the milk slowly. Do not add the kozhukatta on top of one another or they will stick. Instead spread it around in the pan
- Let this cook for 8-10 mins on very low heat.Now switch off the heat and add the thick coconut milk.
- Mix well and serve it warm or chilled and enjoy!
Using freshly squeezed coconut milk, enhance the authentic taste and flavor.
You can also use regular milk instead of coconut milk and jagerry instead of sugar.
Hope you all will try and enjoy this yummy Paal kozhukatta-Paal Pidi – Sweetened tiny rice flour dumplings as much as we do! Enjoy!
Happy Ganesha Chaturthi,
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