Friday, September 14, 2012

Pidi Kozhukattai / Steamed Sweet Rice Flour Dumplings | Vinayagar Chathurthi Recipes

Vinayagar Chathurthi is just round the corner and it is raining Modhaks/Modhagams/Kozhukattais in the food blogging world (to be more precise in the Indian food blogosphere) and so it is @ MCTR. I have always loved the pidi kozhukattais that amma makes and now I would say that my MIL makes the second best. I love its chewiness and the light caramel-y taste that the jaggery lends to the dumplings. So when I had some rice flour in my pantry and the festive season setting in, I so wanted to make this.

I knew that the recipe was just a phone call away and it was dished out with amma on the line and so there was no way to go wrong. A good snack for diabetic and elder-ly persons.

~*What U Need*~
Rice flour - 1 cup
Jaggery - 1/2 cup
Water - 1+1/4 cup
Moongdhal - 2 tbsp
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Grated Coconut - 1/4 cup
Salt - to taste

How I Made it:
Dry roast the rice flour in a pan for few minutes and set aside. Dry roast the split moongdal till golden brown. Mix the rice flour, moongdhal, grated coconut, cardamom powder and salt. Make a syrup out of the jaggery by adding water. Strain to remove impurities. Heat again till it starts to thicken. Add this to the flour mixture.

Stir till it comes together. Take a small ball from the dough and press in ur fingers to get impressions. Pressure cook them for 10 minutes in Idly Cooker.

Serve hot...

This recipe is off to Festive food Ganesh Chathurthi event held at InidanKhanna


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33 comments:

  1. yummy vimitha... my mom too prepare like this in ragi or sathu maavu...
    VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

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  2. Yummy kozhukattai,guilt free,love it.

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  3. A real yummy recipe..Looks authentic and tasty Vimitha.

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  4. Yummy kozhukattais. I remember my mom making these back home.

    Vardhini
    Event: Peaches + Giveaway

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  5. yummy pidi kozukkattai



    I am hosting priya's Healthy diet - steamed foods.I am inviting you all to participate my event
    Please send your entries to my event.

    http://cookbookjaleela.blogspot.com/2012/09/event-announcement-my-first-event.html

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  6. I love these kind a lot too - look delicious!

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  7. One of my favorite kozhukattais. Have never tried making this on my own. will give your recipe a try Vimi :)

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  8. Delicious kozhukattai...Look very yumm..

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  9. Nice, authentic, festival recipe..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  10. looks so perfect and delicious..
    http://www.indiantastyfoodrecipes.com

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  11. Hi Dear,

    I always wanted to try them, but afraid of failure, now its a recipe recipe here to encourage me to try them.

    why don't you send them for my First Event and Give away.

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  12. They look fab, just so well done! I'm gonna try them really soon. :)

    Do participate in my chocolate event with all your yummy cocoa/choco recipes:

    Ongoing Event: Cooking Made Easy With Chocolates/Cocoa

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  13. Looks so yummy...
    Great-secret-of-life.blogspot.com

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  14. I love dumplings. really delicious!;)

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  15. Delicious looking dumplings. Wonderfully prepared.
    Deepa

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  16. I was introduced to Pidi Kozhukattais only after marraige from my MIL...am loving it since then...love your version

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  17. I can gulp down a bunch of these, looks very good..

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  18. Beautifully done,my all time favourite kozhukattais..

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  19. just tried tis...turn out well, thank you for sharing the recipe...

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