Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Paal Kolukattai with coconut milk and jaggery / Steamed Rice Balls in Milk

I love these delicacies. They are cute little balls of cooked rice powder soaked in milk. This is adapted from my mom's recipe book and it tastes delicious.

For the rice balls

Rice powder - 2 glasses (approx)
Water - 1 1/2 glass
Pinch of salt

For the milk sauce:
Thick Coconut milk - 1 glass
Thin coconut milk - 1 1/2 glass
Milk - 3/4 glass
Water - 1 glass

Sugar - as per taste
I used 1 cup of Jaggery water
Cardamom powder

The Making

Of the rice balls:
Add salt to water and bring to boil.
Now add the rice powder as required. Keep on stirring as you add the reice powder. Add rice powder till you get a consistency where you can form balls with the mixture
After the mix cools down, knead the mixture and form small balls.
Place all the balls on idli plate and cook in idli steamer for 5 mins / or till done

In a wide bowl, add thin coconut milk, milk and water and bring to boil. Keep stirring or milk may curdle
Add the rice balls and bring to boil

Now add the thick coconut milk and jaggery water. Keep for 5 mins.
Add cardamom powder and turn off the flame.

Serve hot garnished with chopped pistachios. I garnished with chocolate chips to give it a twist. :)

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  1. Whoo..these sounds delightful. What a great authentic recipe!

    US Masala

  2. oh I used to eat something like that a lot when I was in Bangalore .. looks tasty. I don't have a idly maker, do you know any other way I can cook them

  3. Absolutely delicious, looks like cute rasgulla.

  4. Oh my, this's intriguing. The balls look perfect and delicious too!

  5. Perfect Kozhukattai with choco chips tats a wow..idea..

  6. Paal kozhukatti with choco chips that is new idea. love it. delicious.

  7. omg nice idea with choco chips..very tempting

  8. What a lovely twist to paal kozhukattai.... love the idea..

  9. Thats a really nice idea of adding choc chips...loved this one!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  10. This is something very very exotic...and the picture is great.
    I have has something like this , a bengali dish called 'doodh puli' , that is cooked in milk . With coconut milk it should be even more yummy.

  11. they look so delightful--- nice clicks too !

  12. so much traditional recipe, love the flavours

  13. wow i loved it always..... first time here and you have a lovely blog... when time permits visit mine....

  14. My fav...ur version sounds great Vimitha..nice try..:D
    Tasty appetite

  15. Nice kolukattai. A tradional dish presented in a very elegant way and it looks tempting

    First I thought it was rasagull:-)

  16. Even i love these delicacies..My mom makes it the same way..
    Thank u 4 stopping by my space and for the lovely comments..
    U have a good collection here:-)
    Happy to follow you tooo!!

  17. Can u explain me how to prepare Jaggery water? How much Jaggery needed?


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