Sweet Coconut Kozhukattai is my favaratie sweet snack. Though it is a sweet recipe for vinayagar chathurthi (Lord Genesh’s birthday), in my family mom used to make it quite often. How much ever she makes, the bowl will get empty very quickly. As a kid we used to paly with Kozhukattais by making different funny shapes. But when made for neivedhyam we kids will not not be allowed to make a mess with the doght,….. It will be made with lot of care and perfection. As a grown up I too share hands with my mom to make perfect Kozhukattai .
At my last India trip I found this Kozhukattai mould in a shop and bought one. I was wondering how to use it, I did not had any idea how to make Kozhukattai out of it, finally got one method in my mind and I tried it out, It turned out fairly good enough.
Well, This is my contribution toAFAM - Coconut... Suganya of Tasty Palettes.... is hosting this month's event....All the best Suganya.......
For the Dough:
Rice flour – 1 cup
Water – around 1 ½ cups
Salt – ½ teaspoon
Oil – 1 tablespoon
For the Filling:
Fresh coconut – 1 cup
Jaggery – ½ cup or more
Water – 2 tablespoon
Cardamom Powder – 1 teaspoon
Dough: In a non stick sauce pot bring the water to a boil. Then add the oil and salt to the water, now add the rice flour to the boiling water and stir it continually until a soft ball is formed. More hot water or flour can be added according to the need. Remove the dough form heat and let it cool for a few minutes and knead the dough for 2 minutes or until the dough become soft and playable.
Filling: Break the jaggery into small peaces. Mix the jaggery and water in a small sauce pot and bring it to a boil. Allow the jaggery to dissolve completely and become thick sightly. Now add the coconut to the jaggery mixture and cardamom powder and mix it together. More coconut can be added if needed. Allow the mixture to cool.
To make the Kozhukattai: Take a small ball of dough and make it to a perfect round and make a hole in the middle and fill it with the coconut filling and close the hole with the remaining dough left in the sides of the hole, like a small dumpling package. Now steam the dumpling for 10 to 15 minutes.
To make the Kozhukattai with the mould. First liberally oil the mould, then stuff the dough into the closed mould by making a hollow hole in the middle, then fill in the filling and then close the opening with some more dough and then unmould it and this forms a perfect shape.
A Sweet surprise:
I have Won this month's EatHealthy Fiber Rich event. I am fully surprised and flattered. I did not expected this at all. I have no words to tell about my happiness.......Any ways Thank u Sangeeth Raghunathan for the prize.
An Tag and some more awards:
Jamie of Flavor pantry has tagged me for this MEME so that I can share a little bit more about myself with you. Thanks Jamie for the tagging me
What was I doing ten years ago?
I was doing my schooling in Chennai.
What are five things on my to-do list for today (non-work related)?
1. Clean the house.
2. Cooking and Blogging
3. Go to gym
4. Practice my driving
5. Shop for some grocers.
What are five snacks I enjoy?
2. Cinnamon Roll (It is a snack for me)
4. Sowcarpet Sandwich and Pani pori.
5. All types of puffs
What things would I do if I were a billionaire?
Well, I would go to a world trip with my family and friends.
Places I’ve lived?
Chennai, TN India
Milwaukee - WI
Jobs I’ve had:
Didn’t had a chance still know, but wating to get one.
Tag You’re It!
1. JZ of Tasty treats
2. Madhuram of Eggless cooking
3. Prajusha of Magic Kitchen
4. Laavanya of Cookery Corner
Suma Rajesh of Suma’s cusine and JZ of Tasty treats gave one more surprise for me.I am flattered. This award was come up by JAMIE.
This is given to bloggers whose stories and recipes inspire us. Whether it’s to eat healthier, dive back into our past to conjure up something we ate as children, or just make the light bulbs in our brains go on with a new idea for a recipe.
As recipients of this award, please share with us what inspires you and then pass on the Inspiration Award to 4 other deserving bloggers.
Please let them know what the award means and what to do with it.
Feel free to post the Inspiration Award Logo on your site for the whole blogsphere to see. (logo photo taken by my inspiring friend and co-author of Dueling Foodies Beth.)
As per rules let me share some things that inspires me-
1. I am inspired my by grandmother and my mom’s cooking.
2. My hubby Ramkumar who had a positive and supportive attitude.
3. Many of my friends have inspired me by there boldness.
As per rules I have select 4 bloggers. They are
Asha of Foodie's Hope and Aroma!
Kalai of Samaithu paarkalaam
Jamie of Flavor pantry
Kamala of Moms recipe
Hetal of Isha’s Kitcken and Indranee Batabyal of Mistress of Spices have passed me the rocking girl award and I love to pass it to :
JZ of Tasty treats
Sujatha of Indulge in south Indian home-style cooking
and also to Hetal