Friday, 26 July 2013

Krishna Jayanthi - Pal Kozhukattai/Paal Kozhukattai

Pal Kozhukattai/Paal Kozhukattai

Usually for any occasion may be it is Vinayaka Chathurthi or Krishna Jayanthi My mom would make all Bakshanam (all sweets and savouries) required for it. However this year I have told my mom that I will make all Bakshanam for all occasion this year.

As I did not want to make anything disastrous on the festive day I have decided to do them,practise them well in advance. So you will get to see more of festive dishes in the blog often now.

One dish that my mom makes for Krishna Jayanthi is Pal Kozhukattai. So I decided to start off with something simple, so it isPal Kozhukattai/Paal Kozhukattai this time.


Processed Rice Flour - 1 Cup (I used Store bought)
Milk - 1/2 Cup
Coconut Milk - 1/2 Cup (thick Milk)+2 cup (Thin Milk)
Water - 1 Cup
Ghee - a Teaspoon
Sugar - 1/2-3/4 Cup (As per your taste)
Cardamom Powder - as required
Salt - a pinch


In a pan, add the 1/2 cup of milk,1 cup of water and a teaspoon of Ghee and allow it to become warm.Once it is warm add the Processed Rice flour and mix it well.

Cook it till the mixture comes to a dough consistency.

Now remove the mixture from the stove and knead it well. Smear some oil on your hands if required.

Cover with a wet muslin cloth so the dough does not dry up and crack.

Using this dough, make small balls. The smaller the better.

While making these balls, ensure that you take a little quantity at a time and rest of the dough is covered with the wet towel.

In a vessel, add the thin coconut milk and let it to boil in a low flame. Then add the balls to the coconut milk. Cook for about 5 minutes. Stir to ensure that they don't get stuck to the bottom of the vessel.

Add the cardamom powder,sugar and cook for 4-5 minutes.

After switching off the stove,add the Thick Coconut milk and mix well and serve. 


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