Sweet Coconut Kozhukattai & A Sweet Surprise

This Sweet Coconut Kozhukattai is very famous in south Indian’s festivals. No auspicious occasion is fulfilled without this kozhukattai. This is mainly made as a neivedhyam for Lord Ganesh chaturthi.







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.......

Ingredients :


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





Procedure :


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.

Eat Healthy - Fiber Rich


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?
1. Samosas
2. Cinnamon Roll (It is a snack for me)
3. Muruku
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
Schaumburg, IL
Racine, WI
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


INSPIRATIONAL AWARD:
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

91 comments:

  1. wow!! those kozhukkattas look beautiful...just like sculptures out of marble!! loved them....u r simply great sukanya! and a mould for making those, what will people think of, next!?? congrats on winning sangeeth's event and on all the other awards!! love ya!

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  2. those look soooooo beautifulllll sukanya

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  3. That mould is beautiful, like a artwork! Looks great Sukanya, good job.
    Enjoy the awards, thanks for giving it to me too. Hugs!:)

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  4. Hi JZ....
    Thank u for ur sweet comments....

    Hi Sagari:
    Thank u...

    Hi Asha:
    Thank u for ur comments....

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  5. I love koshukattai, we used to havethem as afternoonsnacks when we came from school.
    Congrats with the award and it waw nice to know more about you

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  6. The mould looks very pretty..which part of India can I find one ? See, how much I love it!!

    Congrats on all your awards Dear!!

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  7. I was wondering how u got the beautiful shape, work of mold! Delicious sweet and congrats!

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  8. Hi Happy Cook:
    I love to have them the whole day HE. HE. HE. Thank u for ur comments....

    Hi Swati:
    HE. HE... I bought in in Chennai - T.Nagar..... Thank u for ur comments....

    Hi Cham:
    Thank u for ur comments....

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  9. lovely sweet sukanya! I love that beautiful mould too. Congrats on winning the suprise prize in the fibre rich event. Congrats on all the other awards too. Time for celebration with your delicious sweet.

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  10. Hi Uma...
    Thank u for ur sweet comments....

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  11. Congrats on all your awards ! I love the shape of your kozhukatti,the next time I visit India I am going to look for this mold because when made by hand the shape is never this perfect.I love kozhukattai's too and look forward to have an opportunity to have this soon.

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  12. Yummy tenga kozhukattais :) ... can i have one!
    thats a really nice way to celebrate the awards and winning the eat healthy event. Congrats Sukanya!

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  13. Kozhukattais look perfect Sukanya.Congrats on ur award..U inspired lot of us by ur decorating skills.Thanks for thinking abt me.

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  14. the first thing i thought when i saw this post is "how did u get sucha nice artful shape"?:)...the mould is beautiful sukanya....i was thnking of making this for the event..but glad u did it coz i cant make it this beautiful:)....
    congrats on winning the prize and awards:)..

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  15. Looks so perfect !! My mom used to makes it specially for me :) !! I love it very much !!

    Congrats on ur Award Dear !!

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  16. Hi Usha:
    Do get it and try it. It's good to use moulds for kozhukattai. Thank u for ur comments....

    Hi Skribles:
    Ya u can dear.... Thank u for ur comments...

    Hi Kamala:
    Thank u for ur sweet words...

    Hi Ranji:
    O O.. That was a nice co-incidence... Thank u for ur comments...

    Hi Archy:
    Thank u for ur comments....

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  17. Wow thhese are so amazing! I have never seen a mould like this before. They look so delicious and I think that the plate you served them on is so beautiful. Nice meme. :-)

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  18. kozhukkattas looks really cute cute and u have presented on the silver plate ..that is also very good....nice mould...i have never seen....congrates on ur awards and came to know u did ur schooling in chennai?...me too the same till degree i was in chennai then went to mumbai...nice knowing u sunkanya...

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  19. Hi Jeena:
    Thank u for ur sweet comments....

    Hi Suma Rajesh:
    Nice to know u also did ur schooling in Chennai. These are nothing but stuffed sweet rice dumplings. Thank u for ur comments....

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  20. Wow, those are beauties. What a nice mould, and ur pic is excellent too. Congrats on all ur awards Sukanya..

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  21. Hi Sukanya, Thanks for your comments on bel puri. Your kozhakattai looks very tempting and delicious. I love kozhakattais, but never came out perfect.. i will try your method sometime in the future!

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  22. oh..i love kozhukattais..loved the mould.It is on my shopping list for next india trip..:D.Congrats on all the awards.

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  23. Hi Maya....
    Thank u for ur comments....

    Hi Mahimaa's :
    Do try it and let me know. Tahnk u for ur comments...

    Hi Maheswari:
    Do buy one, It's really usefull. Thank u for ur comments...

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  24. The kozhukattais look wonderful.
    Congratulations on the win, Sukanya!
    It's nice to know you a little better. I lived in Chennai too for a bit.:D

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  25. Hi Sukanya. Those dumplings were beautiful. They are almost too pretty to eat, but probably too yummy not to! And thank you so very much for passing the award onto me. You are too sweet! Congratulations to you!

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  26. Wow, Those moulds are absolutly gorgeous.U know what I was also thinking about the same kozhukattai for AFAM event.great minds think alike I guess :)..LOL!!

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  27. Congratulations on all the awards! The sweets look too good, I know I'd eat so many :)

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  28. wow Sukanya Modak looks delicious. I never tried rice flour stuffing. I always make with wheat flour. Resently I also posted my version of modak.

    Congratulations on all awards. Enjoy your awards.

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  29. ur kozhukottais look really perfect!!

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  30. modak looks yummy,,,congrats for the award ndthnks yafor therecipe of sphagetti in meat ball sauce...nice tag

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  31. they looks gorgeous..i loved the mould..it is given such a lovely shape to the kozhukattais..

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  32. Congratulations Sukanya and those Kozhukattais look awesome. I did not know about those moulds. That was a great pice of info.

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  33. Hi TBC:
    O u also lived in chennai... That's nice....Thank u for ur comments...


    Hi Jamie:
    Thank u for ur comments...

    Hi Sumi:
    O..... U mean both of have great minds, That's nice... Thank u for ur comments...

    Hi meeso:
    Thank u for ur comments...

    Hi Trupti:
    O that sounds healthy too. Will check out version. Thank u for ur comments...

    Hi Mallugirl:
    Thank u for ur comments...

    Hi notyet100:
    Glad that u liked that. Thank u for ur comments...

    Hi sowmya:
    Ya... very unique shape...Thank u for ur comments...

    Hi LG said...
    Thank u for ur comments...

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  34. wondeful Kozhukattai suganya...we too used to make with the same type of molds...amma had some three different shapes...it used to be fun making these..I simply love the coconut kozhukattai...I am waiting for vinayaka chaturthi..:))

    and congrats on winning the prize and also so many awards!

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  35. the moulds look so good...need to search for them now..congrats on the awards and ya, the kozhukattai looks yummy...waiting for ganesh chaturti to make them

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  36. Sukanya, those kozhukattais look good. Enjoyed reading your meme too.

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  37. suku these koyakattais have come out perfect even i want one of those moulds... tooo good...

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  38. That luks so nice loved the shape and congrats on teh awards

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  39. Wow!! Awesome that they're selling molds for kozhukkattais, huh? They looks absolutely beautiful, Sukanya! Congratulations on the awards and thank you so much for thinking of me! I am so flattered! :)

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  40. Beautiful snack! I know I'd never make these, but I want a mould like yours too - its pretty :)

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  41. The shape looks awesome....:)
    I liked ur mold... it is sooo nice..:) i have seen plastic molds but urs is in metal and its awesome..:)
    Where did u get it from??

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  42. that mould does look pretty! and so do your treats Sukanya! wish i could taste them!!!

    congrats on your awards, and now get ready to try some Healthy Cooking for another prize!:)

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  43. Hey Sukanya, this is awesome entry dear. Coconut kozhukattai looks very tempting and mouth-drooling.

    Congratulations on ur awards :))

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  44. Fairly good? I think they turned out perfectly!

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  45. i loved your kozhukattai mould!

    congrats on your awards!

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  46. The shape looks awesome....:)When I saw the pic I was really drooling.....I like ur mold..Its so nice...Congrats for the awards.....

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  47. Hi Srivalli:
    O that's nice..... Thank u for ur comments....

    Hi easycrafts:
    Ganesh chaturti is a nice festival for kozhukattai lovers like us HE..HE..HE... Thank u for ur comments....

    Hi Sra:
    Thank u for ur comments....

    Hi Swati Raman Garg:
    All my friends call me Suku and some call as Suke, Nice to here u calling me like that. Glad u liked the moulds..... Thank u for ur comments....

    Hi SMN:
    Thank u for ur comments....

    Hi Kalai:
    Thank u for ur sweet comments....

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  48. Hi Simran:
    The mould is very useful... Thank u for ur comments....

    Hi Shubha Ravikoti:
    I got it in Chennai. U get it in all utensil shop. Thank u for ur comments....

    Hi Mansi Desai:
    Will look into it.... Thank u for ur comments....

    Hi Madhavi:
    Thank u for ur comments....

    Hi Cynthia:
    O... thank u

    Hi Nanditha Prabhu:
    Thank u

    Hi Sireesha:
    Thank u for ur comments....

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  49. The kozhukattais look so pretty! I remember my mom having a similar mould.. must get some the next time I visit.
    Nice to read your memes and know a bit more about you. Congrats on the awards :)

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  50. Love those beautifully moulded kozhukattais.

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  51. i have a small something for you in my blog.. come over and check it :)

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  52. Hi Laavanya:
    O that's so nice. Thank u for ur comments....

    Hi Suma Gandlur:
    Thank u...

    Hi Swati Raman Garg:
    Will check it over.

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  53. Love these kozhukkatta, Love the shape, I always have them on Ganesh Chaturti at my friends place, but they were always round. Yours look so tempting.

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  54. fantastic ..... looks yummyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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  55. Wow, I am drooling at your kolukattais. It reminds me of those days when my mom makes it for vinayagar chathurthi. I like the design of your kolukattais! Very unique and traditional.. During my next india trip, this is a sure thing to buy!

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  56. Those are some beautiful kozhukkattais sukanya, I didn't know there is something called a Kozhukkattai mold! Congrats on winning the awards...

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  57. Wow lovely kozhukattai!! what a co insident i too posted same recipe in my blog.
    You have beautiful silver instrument for making that.

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  58. Wow!
    Looks delicious...
    Feeling like having it...:)

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  59. There is a treat for u at my blog:))

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  60. hey sukanya, theres something for you on my blog, come and get it!

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  61. Hi Sukanya,

    A suprise for you at my blog. Visit here:

    http://teluguruchi.blogspot.com/2008/06/millet-dosa.html

    Hope you like it.

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  62. Is that ever fascinating - never have seen anything quite like this!

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  63. Hey, these look so wonderful and that shaper/mould...where did you get it , in India? Would love to get it, It can be used for ever so many things - My mind is just wandering with ideas. BTW, I am hosting a ONE DISH MEAL EVENT, I would love for you to participate. The details are in my site.

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  64. hi Sukanya, nice to catch up with ur posts after my break. Sweet is so tempting! Congrats on winning the contest, well done!

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  65. Yummy kozhukattas...reminds me of home. Should get a mould , those are truly beautiful too. Where did you pick up this mould from?

    congrats on your awards and also the event.

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  66. This Kozhukattai looks delicious,congrats for winning the event.

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  67. Breath taking pictures of thenga kozhukattai. Are those made using a mould because they have perfect shape?

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  68. u r being very modest sukanya. its come out absolutely wonderful not just fairly good :)

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  69. Check out my blog for a sweet surprise

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  70. hey suk, whats up!? no news from u!

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  71. wow, great looking kozhukattais, u r amazing!

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  72. dear sukanya
    thanks for passing by my blog. I love your blog site..there is so much learn and make !

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  73. Hi Sukanya,
    The Kozhakkattais bring back memories of Ganesh Chaturthi! They look awesome and the mold looks intricate and beautiful! Thanks for the recipe :)

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  74. first time to ur blog, very nice blog
    And those modaks are looking too good, what a nice n perfect shape,love those moulds. And congrats for ur awards..

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  75. wow they look sooo perfect. looks like some carving .. its amazing

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  76. hey sukanya! hope u r feeling better now..just sneding this msg to wake u up from the inertia!! :-)

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  77. Hi Sukanya,
    Those Kozhukattais look so delicious & yummy.

    Anitha

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  78. awesome dear... looks lovely

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  79. Those Kolkottais look adorable.. perfect to the T!!

    Congrats on all awards.

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  80. That looks so nice, do you know where else they sell Kozhukattai mould?

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  81. hey sukanya, whats up?? no news from ur side.. how r u doing?

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  82. Girl where r u? R u in break?

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  83. Hi sukanya,
    after a long gap i stepped into ur blog...wow everything looks gr8 ...and ur cute little kolukattai looks yum ....

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  84. on a break, Sukanya?

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  85. Sukanya...the modaks look just awesome...the pics are droolworthy and its not an easy feat to accomplish making such delicious beautiful modaks.....congrats on the awards....the cucumber petites are also delicious

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  86. hello sukanya..wht happend?..did not c u after long time?..r u ok?

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  87. My first visit to your blog..I love the look and feel of your blog and ofcourse ur mouthwatering recipes..Great going gal..

    Paru
    www.brindavanrecipes.blogspot.com

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  88. Great looking kozhakottais! I love them too but use my hand for the moulding. These look divine, befits the Elephant God!

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  89. This simply looks great! I can never get the right shape my mom gets...Please do tell me where you found the life saving mould?

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  90. They no ways look fairly well- they ahave come out excellent!

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  91. A.Sujatha18/9/09

    I am sujatha from Chennai. Very nice of your Kozhukkattai. Another way of making the dough for kozhukkattai is soak raw rice in water for 1 hour. Grind it to the kind of a dosa/idli flour (liquid), add a 1/4 spoon of salt. Now, heat a kadai with 2 spoons of gingelly oil and pour this content and stir till you dry all the water and the flour comes to a paste(padham - if you touch with your finger, it will not get stuck to it). This flour will be very soft and the kozhukattai will be very soft and anybody can roll it into a beautiful shape

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