Thursday, October 4, 2012

Peanut Kozhukattai / Peanut stuffed Rice Flour dumplings | Vinayagar Chathurthi Recipes

It was only when I was going through my picture folder did I realise that I had not posted the kozhukattai recipe that I had prepared and clicked on Vinayagar Chathurthi. So with no further delay, I picked up the desired pictures, trimmed and processed them and started putting together the post. After completing the body of the post (that includes the 'What u need' and 'How I made it' section), I sat to type the intro part and I was just staring at the screen... 5 minutes passed... no words... 15 mins passed... no words.. I was literally at a loss of words... Didn't know what to put up and here I am typing blah...blah...blah... I know all of you would have been in this situation many a times. I really take my hats off to all those bloggers who write paras and paras for every other post. Oh yeah, and now I have got a stupid intro to my post ;P

Okay there is no good intro to this post as I think my brain has come to a stand still and I cannot think of a proper story, let alone say any meaningful words to pen down. So not wanting to bore you anymore, lets move on to the recipe. I made this for Vinayagar Chathurthi and so as you can see this post is two weeks old. I missed posting this and I don't know how it slipped my mind too.

Psssttt... Try how much, I am not able to make the perfect kozhukattais till date. Either the pooranam seeps out or the outer covering breaks open... I am trying to master the technique. Till then bare with my mangled kozhukattais.

~*What U Need*~
For outer dough
Raw Rice - 1 cup
Water - as needed
Oil
Salt

For stuffing
Peanuts - 1/2 cup
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Jaggery - 1/2 cup
Cardamom Powder - 1/2 tsp
Ghee - 2 tsp

How I Made it:
Dry roast the peanuts to golden brown color. Cool and de-skin. Grind the roasted peanuts into a coarse powder and set aside. Melt the jaggery with little water and strain to rempve impurities. Return to a non-stick pan and when it starts to bubble up add coconut and peanut powder and mix well. Cool till it thickens. Allow it to cool and roll into balls.

Soak rice and grind to a smooth mixture adding as little water as you can. Heat a kadai, add the ground rice to it and keep stirring without forming lumps and till for a solid mass as shown below. Remove from flame, grease your hands with ghee, add a few drops of ghee over the dough and knead till you get a smooth and non sticky dough. Take a ball of the dough and flatten it as thin as possible. Place the stuffing in the middle and cover it from all sides towards the middle and shape it as desired. Place them in a greased idly plate and steam for 10 - 15 minutes.

Serve hot!!!

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

Signs off!!!

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43 comments:

  1. even i make mistakes sometimes.. kozhukattai is really a hard job :)

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  2. wow it shd be flavorful.. nice shapes..

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  3. I have always eaten coconut ones..never tasted these.
    this is such a healthy and yummy sweet.

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  4. Hahaha...love your intro. Really hats off to all our blogger friends who provide yummy recipes with detailed explanation and step by step pictures almost every day.
    Love your flavorful dumplings.

    http://anshu-mymomsrecipes.blogspot.in/

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  5. Very nice filling...delicious kozhukattai

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  6. Never tried this filling,wish to have taste it now...lovely preparation!!

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  7. wow that's looks super tempting ...lovely pics

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  8. Super flavourful kozhukattais, feel like grabbing some and having rite now.

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  9. Love this peanut filling.. Delicious kozhukattais..

    Divya's Culinary Journey

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  10. delicious kozhukattai....very nice explanation...

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  11. Hi Vimitha, look delicious and appetizing especially the filling.

    Have a nice day.

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  12. Delicious filling...Kozhukattai looks yummy...

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  13. Yummy and tempting kozhukattais...

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  14. Really a lovely blog you have... happy to visit you...Happy to follow you dear. Thanks for visting my blog.

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  15. never tried this way looks yummy pls collect a award from my space

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  16. Tasty kozhukattai...
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  17. Very nice and yummy filling. I wanted to try with this filling for a long time

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  18. I liked your intro :)
    love this sweet version, looks tempting and delicious.

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  19. I am going to try this peanut filling on my next kozhukattais..

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  20. I will try your version of this filling. Love it. This is looks delicious.

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  21. Peanut kozhukkatais... Really Interesting... We are happy to share with you the "One Lovely Blog Award". Kindly collect your award from our space. One Lovely Blog award. http://www.ezcookbook.net/2012/10/award-time.html

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  22. Delicious kozhukattais. Looks tempting :)

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  23. looks delicious and my fav snack:)

    Saraswathy Balakrishnan
    Taste of Saras Kitchen
    http://tasteofsaraskitchen.blogspot.com

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  24. Never tried ones with peanuts. Looks nice.

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  25. Totally understand what you are trying here to say!! Thats the reason I cannot post more than once a week. Happens to me everytime :D.
    Love your kozhukattai. Never had it with peanuts before. We make it with coconut filling.

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  26. nice dear . i didn't see u in my followers. please check.

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  27. have tried this with moong dal...ur version sounds yummy as well dear...love it

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  28. New kind of filling for me..Looks delicious..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats corner

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  29. Peanut filling is new to me too. Sounds yummy though. Will try it out..

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  30. looks mouthwatering...just delicious!

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  31. thanx for dropping by my blog !
    you have a wonderful blog dear !
    religiously following you now ! :)

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  32. delicious to snack on looks wonderful

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  33. peanut stuffing is new to me. looks great

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  34. I am really interested in what you wrote here. This looks absolutely perfect. All these tinny details are give me a lot of knowledge.

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