September 1, 2011

Pal Kozhukattai Payasam

I couldnt make the usual kozhukkatai's we make for ganesh chathurthi this year. So my MIL told you just make the pal kozhukattai payasam for neivedhyam. These are rice dumplings in milk and very simple to make.
Rice Flour - 1 cup
Raw rice - 1 tsp
Coconut - 3 tsp
Jaggery - 1/2 cup
Milk - 2 glasses
Gingelly Oil - 2 tsp
Salt - a pinch
Water for the dough

Mix the rice flour and salt and gingelly oil. Heat water, and add the flour to it. Keep stirring so that no lumps are formed. Switch off heat when the flour is knead to a dough and comes off without sticking to the sides of the pan.
Close with a lid and let it rest for 5 minutes. The color of the dough would have changed from white to off white.
Add some gingelly oil and knead the dough with hand till its soft and smooth. Make small balls of the dough and keep it aside.
Grate jaggery and make a syrup with boiling water and remove the impurities. Keep it aside.
Grind the raw rice and grated coconut together into a paste.
Heat water and add the small rice balls to it and allow to boil. When you can see it shining on all sides, add the jaggery syrup, milk, cardamom powder and the paste and allow to boil.
Once a thick consistency is reached switch off heat and serve cold.

Im sending this recipe to Show and Tell's FSF Janmashtami and Ganesh Chathurthi and Sonia's Festival Series FoodDelicious Event
Dinner Recipes from Sonia's Kitchen

Bon Appetit!!