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Monday, September 16, 2013

Sweet Kozhukattai / Poorna kozhukattai / Purnam Kozhukattai / Sweet Kolukattai

Step by step pictures to make sweet kozhukattai for Vinayaka Chathurthi.
photo of Sweet Kozhukattai (Poornam/Purnam Kozhukattai)
Sweet Kolukattai

Ingredients for the outer dough
Sona masoori rice-1 cup
Water-1 cup
Sesame oil-3tsp
Salt- a generous pinch
images of Sweet Kozhukattai / Poorna kozhukattai / Purnam Kozhukattai / Sweet Kolukattai
Sweet Kozhukattai
Soak rice in water for 2 hours.Grind along with the water with little salt to a very smooth batter.
Pour this batter in a heavy bottom or non stick pan.In medium low flame keep stirring till the mixture is half cooked & forms into a soft dough.
Cover this mixture & leave it for 10 minutes.Now using your palm knead the dough to a soft dough,make sure there are no lumps.
Divide the dough into small balls, cover & keep.

Pooranam ingredients
Grated jaggery-1/2 cup
Grated fresh coconut-1 cup
Cardamom powder-1/2tsp
In a heavy bottom pan mix the above ingredients.In low flame cook till the jaggery is melted & the mixtures leaves the sides of the pan.
Do not cook the mixture still its dry.Switch off the stove,while still warm make small balls & keep it aside.

Method to make kozhukattai
Grease your palm & fingers with oil,slowly shape the outer dough like a cup.Keep a teaspoon of filling inside & close the cup.Seal the edges by pressing it tightly,pinch and fold it inwards to make a design.
Steam these kozhukattai for 5 to 7 minutes or till done.serve them.

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