Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Ragi paal kolukkattai payasam

Paal kozhukattai is a recipe handed down through generations in my family and I am passing it to my food blogger friends. Paal kolukattai(dumpling) payasam is a kheer made of small rice (powder) balls soaked in sweetened milk. Just like that I prepared a payasam using ragi. It tastes delicious , hope you all try this millet kozhukattai payasam in your kitchen and enjoy !

Ragi , kelvagaragu , keppai - finger millet
Millet kheer.

Ingredients: 
Ragi flour - 1/2 cup
hot water - 1/2 cup (as needed)
salt - a pinch
coconut milk from can (thick)- 1/4 cup
cashew - few
ghee - 1 tsp
jaggery / brown sugar - 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp

Method: 
Dry roast the ragi till it smells nice. Switch off.
Put 2 tbsp sugar to the flour. Bring water to boil along with salt. Add this water little by little and mix until it becomes a soft dough.
Make tiny balls.
Bring 3 cups of water to boil in a separate vessel.
Add a handful of ragi balls, wait for few seconds to see the water boiling again.
Repeat and add all the balls. Cook in boiling water for 2 minutes. We can call the cooked balls as ragi kolukattai.
Drain and take out the cooked ragi kolukkattai. Retain only 1/2 cup (or as per need) of that cooked water and discard the excess. Add jaggery / brown sugar and bring to a boil. Add all the ragi kolukkattai. Add the coconut milk and switch off immediately.
Fry the cashew in ghee and add to the payasam along with 1/4 tsp crushed cardamom powder.
Ragi paal kolukattai is ready!

Serving suggestion:
Serve warm as dessert or snack.
Makes 2 servings.

9 comments:

kala said...

Yummyyyy one

Priya Suresh said...

I tried ragi paal kozhukattais twice already,love it to the core.Looks wonderful.

Mythreyi said...

very new and innovative healthy desert..

-Mythreyi
Yum! Yum! Yum!

Sangeetha Priya said...

healthy n delicious payasam

DivyaGCP said...

Delicious and guilt free dessert.. Very inviting!

Sunanda said...

Ragi payasam is a very new dish to me.. ll try it for sure..


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Rani's gourmet said...

payasam looks so yummy..healthy too.. love to try this sometime:)

Divya Pramil said...

Wow healthier version, loved your idea Viki :) hope you are doing fine :)

divya said...

looks soo yummy...