Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Paal kozhukkattai (Type 2)

Paal kolukkattai is a famous payasam / kheer in my home town. I have never seen it being served in any restaurant. so I guess it is a regional dessert. It can be made using white sugar or jaggery. Click to see my milky white paal kolukkattai. The whiter one is more popular and made of cow's milk. But the jaggery based one has more native flavor and made with coconut milk.This version is my hubby's most favorite and he started asking me once more on seeing this :)

Paal kolukattai in jaggery and coconut milk payasam.
For kozhukkattai:
Rice flour - 3/4 cup
hot water - 1/2 cup
salt - a pinch

To make kolukkattai:
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 both as 'kolukkattai'. (While preparing big batches, they place the kolukkattai over a new wet cotton cloth spread on a large plate called thambalam and cover with the same cloth).

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.

For payasam base:
Jaggery (crushed) - 3/4 cup
coconut - 1/2 (or) 1.5 cup extract
ghee - 1 tsp
cashew - 4
almond - 2
raisin - 10
cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
shredded coconut - 2 tbsp

Method:
Shred the coconut and add 1/2 cup warm water to it. Squeeze the milk. repeat the same thrice to get all the coconut milk. Keep aside.
Add 2 cups of water to the jaggery and bring it to a boil.
Remove any dirt by filter. Pour this to the prepared kolukkattai and bring to a boil.
Now switch off and add the coconut milk, cardamom powder.

Fry the nuts, raisin in ghee and pour over the payasam. Decorate with freshly shredded coconut.

Paal kolukkattai payasam is ready.

Serving suggestions:
serve warm as dessert.

14 comments:

Swathi said...

I am in love this kozhukkati as it contains jaggery and coconut milk. Looks perfect Viki.

Hari Chandana said...

Looks simply delicious and perfect.. Yummy !!
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divya said...

looks yummy and tempting...

aipi said...

This is looking absolutely delightful. Loved the combo of ingredients and the recipe is so nicely made and presented. Saving this recipe and would love to give this a try on the coming weekend :)
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Ushnish Ghosh said...

Dear Viki
Very nice dish and new for me. I want to try out version -1 also. Will just wait till the rain starts. Also now I can make coconut milk and wont have to use tasteless packed coconut milk available in the market.
Have a nice day

Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious..my mom's make it very often

Priti said...

Never made this ...looks yum

Priya said...

Never say to this incredible kozhukattais, my most fav anytime..

Suman Singh said...

This sounds like a wonderful and delicious dish..

Ms.Chitchat said...

Never had paal kozhukkatai with jaggery,would love to try. This version is very interesting.

Suja said...

Looks awesome dear..healthy and delicious.

Madhumathi said...

Thanks Viki for the lovely comment. I know its been a long time...You have put so many wonderful recipes that i am dying to try.. I 'm not blogging so actively now due to studies. Will get into it soon. Thanks for ur wishes :) Miss you too!

Manju said...

this is interesting - very similar to ada pradhaman, except for the rice adas this is kozhukattai here. Gotta try this sometime soon! :)

Kaathodu Pesava said...

Hi Viki,

I tasted paal kozhukattai only at my friend's place and I really loved it. I am going to try this sometime. Looks really yummy.