Thursday, October 1, 2009

Paal Kolukkattai

One more dessert from the traditional Tamil cuisine. This could have been originated even before the semiya (Vermicelli) and javvarisi (Sago) made their way to down south.

Paal kollukkattai payasam / paal kozhukkattai.




Ingredients:
Rice flour - 3/4 cup
milk - 3 cups
condensed milk - 2 tbsp (optional)
sugar - 5 tsp / cup of milk
water - 2 1/4 cups.
salt - a pinch
cardamom - 2
cashew, almond (slivered) - a handful
ghee - 1 tsp

Method:
Bring 1/4 cup water to boil along with a pinch of salt.
Add this to the rice flour slowly till it reaches chapati dough consistency.

Divide the dough into two equal portions.
Make small balls of 1/2 inch diameter from one half of dough and elongated spheres of 1 inch length (Hemispherical cylinder) from another half.
Lets call them 'kolukkattai'.

Bring 2 cups of water to boil and add handful of the kolukkattai to it.
Add them in smaller batches with some interval, otherwise all will get dissolved.
Wait till all the dumplings get cooked and water gets reduced to the minimum.

Add the milk, condensed milk, sugar, cardamom and mix well.
Boil once and put off fire.
Fry the nuts in ghee and pour over the payasam.

Paal kolukkattai payasam is ready.

Serving suggestions:

serve hot as dessert.

30 comments:

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Yumm .. Yumm... Something very new to me...

Viki , I cud not access your blog few minutes back... not its fine... up & running.

Malar Gandhi said...

Wonderful post buddy. Love paal kozhukattai so much!:)

When I fixed it here...I somehow made it way too hard, so gave up. Wish to try your version, soon. Aaah rice flour, where am I going to find it??

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Very tempting....never made it at home

Ambika said...

Hey Viki, lovely paal kazhukattai. My grandma makes awesome paal kozhukattai, somehow I never tried making it, I think I should now!!

Poornima Nair said...

Yummy....love this dish!

Raje said...

Interesting recipe for payasam Viki. Never heard of this. Looks great and I must try it...

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Great dessert Viki, very inviting!

Priya said...

Wow Love paal kozhukattai, had it long back, u r tempting me..

Radhe said...

Lovely looking paal kolukkattai.great fan of ur blog.yummy..........food.

Chow and Chatter said...

yum is it like payasam?

Nandini said...

Aha! Pal Kozhukattai looks super delicious and attractive! Superb!

Divya Vikram said...

One of my favorites. My mom never adds nuts to it. Sounds yummy!

Sushma Mallya said...

looks very delicious viki

Pari said...

This is completely new to me. Looks great, thanks for sharing.

Kanchan said...

Totally new Dish to me ! Looks Lovely!

Ann said...

Ha ,drooling deaire..what a presentation to cherish..Love to cook this..

Tina said...

Paal Kolukkattai looks great never made it...yummy...

Gita said...

I love this Viki...my grandma used to make this for me back in India...lovely picture dear :)

Sarah Naveen said...

Wow!!! yummy yummy!!!

Padma said...

Looks mouthwatering...

Lavanya Siva said...

Wow, another great recipe from you. Its totally new to me. Great recipe

Smitha said...

I heard alot abt this dish, but never tasted it. Looks really nice viki

Anu said...

Wow yummmy.... delicious...... Mouthwatering....

sowmya.s said...

got to try this sometime..

Rina said...

Hey, I was wanting this recipe from past 2 years..I think alternately we can flattened the rice dough like a thick chapathi and cut it into small squares too.. Sure this will be a tasty payasam..

*sangi* said...

Hi Vicky,
Thank u so much for ur lovely words on my blog...every pbs were solved&m back....
This is one of my fav. dish!pic is really tempting!

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

hmmm...yumm yumm..wonderful post vilkz...when we see some posts we will get a click that this is the post which i have to try...by seeing this snap and ingredients, i decided that i will make it soon..i love sweets.. and this looks awesome vikzzzz....

Cynthia said...

Thanks for the introduction.

Sireesha said...

Looks relishing:)

Premyscakes said...

viki i just cant wait to have that.
craving for it man!!!!!!!!!

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