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August 25, 2014


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Paal kozhukattai recipe
As u all know,Paal kozhukattai is an yummy Chettinad dessert recipe.It is loved by all irrespective of ages.I should have made this post for Gokulashtami but I din’t.Now I am posting this easy paal kozhukattai recipe for my Bachelor friend , Jayagopal.He wanted to make it for potluck party in his office this week.So he told me share this recipe as soon as possible.This is not the authentic chettinad version though.I must learn that and post here soon. Actually I had planned to post some Ganesh chathurthi recipes as the festival is around. But then I thought, this is also a variety of kozhukattai which we can make easily and offer Lord Ganesh.  So I prepared this easy paal kolukattai version using milk, coconut milk powder and sugar as Vinayagr chathurthi special recipe. It was tasting great. I had already shared my MIL’s Paal kohukattai recipe with jaggery which is Sendhil’s most favourite recipe. But I love this version more than that Love Struck.So I usually make it more often for myself and Raksha as evening snack or dessert for your guests.Special thanks to my friend Jayagopal, otherwise i would not have done this post even now Happy.Ok,Lets see how to make this yummy and easy paal kozhukattai recipe.

Easy paal kozhukattai recipe

Easy paal kozhukattai recipe

Paal kozhukattai recipe Easy paal kozhukattai recipe using coconut milk powder,milk and sugar
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweets
Serves: 2 persons
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 25 Minutes

  • Store bought rice flour - 1/2 cup
  • Water - 1/2 cup + 2-3 tbsp (for dough)
  • Gingely oil – a drop
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Sugar – 2 tbsp
  • Boiled milk – 1/2 cup
  • Coconut milk powder - 1.5 tbsp or thick coconut milk - 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom seeds - 1 no (crushed)
  • Saffron threads - few

  • In a wide bowl , take the rice flour.Add a pinch of salt ,mix well & set aside.
  • Boil water adding a drop of gingely oil.when the water starts to boil,initially u can see some small bubbles on the bottom and sides of vessel.After few minutes,water will start to roll boil with big bubbles.Switch off the flame as soon as water starts to roll boil with big bubbles.
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  • Add the boiled water to the rice flour little by little and mix well.Rice flour may not take all the water.Stop adding water as soon as u get a non-sticky dough.If u feel the dough is dry,add little more hot water.Make sure the dough is not sticky.Knead the dough when it is warm.Make small balls of seedai size by greasing your fingers.Cover it till use.
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  • Now boil water in idli pot or in a kadai.Grease the idli plate with oil and spread the balls.If u are using kadai,keep the balls in a small plate.Place a small wide bowl and keep the plate over the bowl.Cover the kadai and cook for 5 – 10 minutes.
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  • In the mean time,mix 1.5 tbsp of coconut milk powder in 1/2 cup of boiled n cooled milk without any lumps.To this add sugar, saffron thread and cardamom powder.Stir well.
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  • Allow it to boil for 2 minutes in medium flame.Milk will thicken slightly.To this, add the cooked rice balls and boil for few seconds.
  • Remove and serve warm or cold.

  • U can cook the rice balls directly in milk instead of cooking in idli pot.In that case,use 1/2 cup of milk + 1/2 cup of water.Cook till rice balls float on top.Now mix 1 tbsp of coconut milk powder in 1/4 cup of milk and add to the cooked rice balls.Boil for a minute and switch off the flame.Add cardamom powder & few saffron threads. Mix well and serve !
  • I cooked the rice balls in idli plate to ensure proper & easy cooking.Also balls won’t break or dissolve.
  • The consistency of dough is important for getting soft rice balls. No problem even if u make the dough little sticky.U can grease ur hands with oil and make balls.But if u make the dough hard and dry,u will never get soft please add water carefully.
  • If u don't have coconut milk powder in hand,use 1/2 cup of grated coconut.Grind & take thick coconut milk adding 1/2 cup of water.Add to the milk at the end.Give a boil in low flame & switch off.

Make this easy paal kozhukattai and offer to GOD Smile
Paal kozukattai

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Rafeeda AR said...

this looks so delicious... something similar to our pidi curry... yum...

Unknown said...

Same pinch for kozhukattai .... though a different one....
this looks yummy...

great-secret-of-life said...

very tempting kozhukattai.. I love this any time

Unknown said...

Beautiful tempting pictures

Motions and Emotions said...

Looks like rasmalai...

Priya said...

Just want to grab that bowl ..Looks amazing .I usually do with jaggery .Let me try this version too .

Priya Suresh said...

Super like, those cute balls looks very attractive,love that bowl of paal kozhukattais.

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy kozhukattai...

Kurinji said...

looks delicious....

Anonymous said...

Yummy Kozhukattai with coconut milk:-)

Unknown said...

Paal Kozhukattai looks great & perfect.. Perfect clicks..

Unknown said...

my favorite paal kozhukattai

Sona said...

This looks delicious... nice clicks too..

Unknown said...

wow its i love those wonderful little balls..and props..tempting

nandoos kitchen said...

yumm.. yumm... love those

Unknown said...

Well..i made this ..since i love milk .
My first attemp failed. but i tried again wt yr recipe yet the balls were so sticky.
i applied sm oil n roll it.
Hopefully next time everything will go smoothly . its sweet recipe.

Chitra said...

Thanks for trying,I guess u have added more water.Next time wen u try,add little less water.U will get it right :)