Saturday, December 5, 2015

Thengai Pornam Kozhukattai | Coconut Kozhukattai

For the past two days, i post  from my draft, today i'm not in the mood to cook and post anything.It's so painful to see the natural disaster in chennai . I have been watching  the news channels continuously for past few days to get the updates in there.Currently my brother is in chennai, there was no power in his area for 48 hrs and completely no network,though in his area there was no waterlogged. Last evening only, he got power and slowly things get better. Hope everything will be back to normal soon. My prayers are with you, chennaites. 

Finally i prepared this Kozhukattai in the evening to post here.Thengai Porna Kozhukattai , is a coconut stuffed rice dumplings. It is the one of my favorite evening snack in my childhood days. Now i make it very rarely and usually in many places, for vinayagar chathurthi festival , they make this kozhukattai and offer to God.

This coconut filling is very easy to make , within 10 mins you can prepare this filling. I used jaggery here, but sugar also tastes equally good. If you wish you can add dry nuts too in this filling.

Thengai Pornam Kozhukattai

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 minsMakes : 10 
Recipe Category: Snack/Kozhukattai | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
For Outer Layer
Rice flour - 1 cup
Water - 1 to 1 1/4 cup
Salt - 1/4 tsp
For Stuffing/Pornam
Coconut - 1 cup
Jaggery - 3/4 cup(crushed)
Water - 2 or 3 tbsp
Cardamom - 1 no

For outer layer, heat water in a sauce pan along with salt, bring into rolling ball stage, add the rice flour and immediately switch off the flame.Let it sit for 2 mins and then mix it vigorously with spatula until all comes together. when it comes to hand bearable heat, mix it with your hand to make smooth dough.Cover it with damn cloth and keep aside until use.For pornam, heat jaggery in a pan with water, once the jaggery melts, add the grated coconut & crushed cardamom and mix it until all comes together.To shape  the kozhukattai, take small portion of rice dough and shape it like a small bowl , place the stuffing inside and close the edges by pressing it together.Similarly do it for remaining dough .Steam it in steamer(i used by idly pot) for 8- 10 mins or until the kozhukattai looks shiny.Tasty Thengai Kozhukattai is ready.
  • For outer layer,start with 1 cup of water , if more needed,add the boiling and knead it well. so  always keep the extra boiling water
  • Grease the hand with oil or ghee to shape the kozhukattai.
  • I make half the quantity mentioned in the recipe.