Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Sweet Pidi Kozhukattai Recipe - Vella Kozhukattai | Vinayaka Chaturthi Recipes

Sweet Kozhukattai Recipe
As vinayagar chaturthi is fast approaching I am here posting few special recipes for the occasion. I have already posted pidi kozhukattai savoury version last yr so this year  wanted to give the sweet pidikozhukattai(vella pidi kozhukattai) a try and it came out soo good.It is sure a treat for all sweet lovers like me :) I usually prefer the sweet kozhukattai than the savory version.

Trust me, this is very easy to make without any fuss / major flops...Amma makes both version of pidikozhukattai the one made with rice flour and with broken rice that I am posting it here...
Pidi Kozhukattai

Sweet Pidi Kozhukattai  Recipe

Preparation Time:10 minutes | Cooking Time : 25 mins | Makes:around 15
Recipe Category: Sweet | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Raw Rice - 1/2 cup
Jaggery - 1/2 cup
Water - 2 cups
Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Ghee - just to grease

Method:

  1. Soak jaggery in warm water(till immersing level say 3/4 to 1 cup) , crush it well. Then heat it up for 3mins..no consistency check has to be done here.Strain and keep aside.
    How to make jaggery syrup
  2. Grind raw rice to a coarse mixture more like rava consistency.Set aside.In a nonstick pan add jaggery syrup along with water,cococnut and cardamom powder.Let it come to a rolling boil, at this stage add rice mixture.How to make pidi kozhukattai - Step1
  3. Keep in low flame and cook for 5mins then keep it closed.Check if rice is cooked then keep stirring to avoid burning at the bottom.How to make pidi kozhukattai - Step2
  4. When it becomes a thick mass and comes together cook for 3 more mins and switch off.Allow it to cool down for few mins.Grease your hands with oil / ghee then take a small portion and make cylindrical shapes and press it with your fingers to get the impression...repeat the same for the entire mixture.Then arrange it in a idli plate and steam it for 7-10mins.How to make pidi kozhukattai - Step3
While serving you can add a tsp of ghee for the extra flavour and shine too :)
Pidi Kozhukattai Recipe

My Notes:

  • Make sure you use only 2 cups of water including jaggery syrup.
  • If you are not confident of the exact consistency to switch off, you can just take a small ball and roll and see, if it forms a ball then its the right consistency.
  • Dont make jaggery syrup thick else rice will not get cooked easily.Keep your jaggery syrup runny just like water.
  • Make sure the rice is almost cooked before steaming this ensure soft kozhukattais.
  • Make sure you grind raw rice only to a coarse rava like mixture, dont powder it fine.
Pidi Kozhukattai


Written by: SHARMILEE J

30 comments:

  1. pretty good sharmi :) even i like sweet kozhukattai!

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  2. hi sharmi ur kozhukattai reminds me of my grandma's super soft kozhukattais...mm they look so good.and i want to know hw much rice flour i need to use if i dnt hv raw rice.

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    1. Making kozhukattai with rice flour is entirely different procedure...not sure of the measures as I have to try it out myself before I tell you the mesures as its been a long time since I made them :)

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  3. Nice one Sharmi.. Looks very tempting..

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  4. Wow.... Mouth watering kozhukattai.... have a doubt do we need to soak the rice or to dry roast it before grinding .

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  5. yummy recipe Sharmi. I am going to try

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  6. yummy and delicious kozhukattai....nice clicks...

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  7. love this sweet kozhukattai..looks so good and tempting...nice clicks Sharmi!

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  8. lovely looking kozhukatai's ) They are tempting me too :) wonderful clicks dear :)

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  9. wow very nice sharmi u have done it beautifully love that click where the bowl is higher and I can see ganapathi below so divine sight.

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  10. I want that whole plate of kozhukattais, delicious.

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  11. perfectly made kozhukattais.. Yummy :)

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  12. Dear Sharmi,
    your dumplings are so tempting and inviting me to try my hands on them but i have few doubts please clear them by today itself if possible as i am planning to make them after office hours.I wanted to make them last night but these two doubts stopped me. so plssssssss clear them.

    first it can we keep them for later use like if i make them at night and bring in morning to my office then is there any need to warm them up before eating?

    Second can i add chopped nuts like almonds,cashew,raisins to them before steaming of should i add them while cooking jaggery and rice?
    pleasssssssssssssssssssssse reply.
    THANKS A LOT

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    1. I have keep it for a day but not overnight...I made them in the morning and had it for evening snack(no refrigeration) and it was fine.

      If you want to add nuts then add at the final stage just before you switch off.

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    2. Thanks a lot dear for the reply. Waiting to go home and try my hands on it. :)

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  13. Hi Sharmi, i tried these delicacies yesterday. My family liked them very much as they are guilt free indulgence. Check it on my blog.

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  14. dear sharmilee

    I am going to try ulundu and sweet pidi kozhukattai tomorrow and let you know how it comes.

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  15. Dear Sharmi,
    Really your Pidi Kozhukattai Recipe is good and I am going try this tomorrow.
    Happy Vinayakar Chathurthi :)

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  16. You are just awesome! I am planning to try this tomorrow. Thx

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  17. should we use maavu pacharisi or ponni raw rice for this recipe?

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  18. Can we use BASMati rice.. If I wash them before grinding then what will be the procedure..

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    1. I am not sure of the taste if basmati rice is used.....IF you wash dry them a day before then follow the methods

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  19. Hi mam. Can we use idly rava available in stores for this instead of raw rice???

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