TamilsKitchen

February 01, 2013

பால் கொழுக்கட்டை / Rice Dumplings in Sweet Coconut Sauce

Hi Friends,
Happy to blog after a long break. For the month of February I am hosting the SNC challenge on behalf of Southern Team. Everyone is aware of this wonderful event running by Divya Pramil of You too can cook Indian Food  . If not please click the link here to join.I thank her for giving me this opportunity.  This time I am challenging the Northern team with a South Indian delicacy Paal Kolukattai .
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And coming to the recipe this is one of my hubby’s favourite sweet.I learnt this from my grandma.My grandma will usually soak the rice for 2 hours and grind it without adding much water using a grinder.Then she will cover the thickly grounded dough with a cotton towel to absorb excess water .Then she will spread a dhoti and we all including my brothers will sit around and  roll them as tiny balls , sometimes playing with the dough as we were small those days. Usually she will make a lot to share with relatives . Thinking of those days really makes me happy .I know this is a long process but the result really worth . Here I used rice flour to make the process easy. The only thing is you should never leave the stove unnoticed while making it as it will easily get burned.  And am sure you will all enjoy this yummy kolukattai. Lets see the preparation….
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Ingredients

Rice flour – 2 cups

Coconut – 1 big sized

Sugar – 1 cup

Cardamom powder– 1/4 tsp (optional)

Salt as needed


Preparation

Shred the coconut and extract the coconut milk.Take one glass of the first thick milk and keep aside.Then extract the rest as thin .
Take the flour in a wide bowl and add required salt for the flour(I added 1/2 tsp) and use enough water to make a soft dough.(Don’t make it hard else it will be hard to roll to kollukattai . If you made it  sticky you can cover it with a cotton cloth to observe excess water.)
Spread a cotton towel or a dhoti (vesti) . Apply oil on your palm and take a small amount of dough in your hands and roll them in to kolukattais (as shown in the picture) .Roll the rest as same and as small as possible in desired size,if you roll it in to big size then it may taste bland when cooked in coconut milk.
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Allow the rice balls to dry in the room temperature ,it will take 2 hrs ( Don’t let them dry under the fan or in sunlight as it will make the rice balls harder and will not cook easily.Just keep in room temperature for few hours ) .
Transfer the rice balls in to a plate ( you can see mine is completely dried  ).Set everything ready to make pal kolukattai.
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Take a kadai and pour the thin coconut milk and allow it to boil.
Keep in medium flame and add half of the rice balls and don’t disturb them for 2 mins and slowly use a laddle  .
Now add the rest of the rice balls and let it boil for another 2 mins and stir it with a laddle .
Allow them to boil in medium flame for 7-8 mins (untill the rice balls get cooked , stir in between to avoid sticking).
Now add the sugar and  a pinch of salt and allow to boil .
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The sugar will dissolve and the consistency will become thin , allow to boil for another 8 mins untill you get a thick consistency , Stir in between to avoid burning .
Now pour in the thick coconut milk and give it a stir and switch of the flame.
                    
The yummy paal kolukattai is now ready to taste…


Notes :
  • I didn’t add cardamom powder as in my family we love this dish with full coconut flavour.If you like to add then add it while adding sugar.
  • Always roll the balls in tiny shape .
  • And let them dry only at room temperature.It will take few hours.
  • Some like to add jaggery in the place of sugar. But I like the sugar version.

So here is the challenge, Prepare this paal kolukattai and link it to the linky tool given below. In case of any doubt, feel free to mail me to

arasicontacta@gmail.com

Best of Luck to all Northern Friends.

 

Cheers

Tamilarasi Sasikumar .



 


40 comments:

Divya Pramil said...

Awesome Challenge for the Northern team Tamil and very clearly explained :) I loved the way how you have put up step wise pics so clearly!! Good challenge and am sure our Northern team friends will love this :) Good one Tamil!! All the best :)

Meena B said...

its interesting dont know if i can do this wud try in small quantity perhaps

Ramya Krishnamurthy said...

yummy and delicious challenge sis.sure northern team wil enjoy this.

Kirti Choudhary said...

Totally new for me.....gonna try them very soon !
Thanx for sharing :) nice challenge !!!!

Asiya Omar said...

Wow! Fantastic..Looks very delicious,mouth watering here..

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Fabulous dessert recipe Tamil, must be very delicious. Very new to me, will try it soon dear. You take care first. Wonderful step by step presentation dear.

today's recipe:
http://sanolisrecipies.blogspot.in/2013/02/green-peas-kachori-with-spicy-dam-aloo.html

Shobha Kamath said...

This is something new to me. Seems quite challenging too! Thanks for sharing.

EncourageSpice said...

Guys u r tempting to do both the challenge.Its my fav recipe.love to have it now.

Latha Madhusudhan said...

Feel like making this. Looks so yummy.

Ummu Azi said...

Wow Super dish..new to me,sure to be yummy !

faiza kader said...

looks so delicious..

PT said...

glad to see you back :) awesome preparation..

vrinda said...

Something new to me,sounds yumm

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Awesome desert and wonderful step by step description! Good luck North team :)

Maha Gadde said...

luks so yummy n nice cliks

divya said...

yummy and tempting !!! absolutely gorgeous pics !!

MALINI said...

Mouth watering.....

Priya said...

I want that whole bowl Tamil,drooling here.

Manjula Bharath said...

wow looks so yumm.. i haven't tried nor tasted this even once will surely be making this delicious dessert dear :)

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

paal kozhukattai my fav. Except that it takes time and patience to make the small small kozhukattais. I luv it and you photos are tempting me make this also for the challenge. So both North and South.

Shailaja Reddy said...

Interesting and new to me. Thanks for sharing.

Sangeetha Priya said...

wonderful challenge dear, so tempting paal kozhukattais

Shylaashree said...

those tiny kozhukattai is beautiful tamil
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Padhu said...

Looks yummy!!

Poornima Arun said...

tempting kozhukatai..

Raksha said...

this is something new to me

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious pal kozhukattai. I love it rich and creamy. You made it perfectly.

Shama Nagarajan said...

SUPER yummy...
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Nabanita Das said...

Nice Paal kolukattai... love to do it on behalf of SNC family.

Shanthi said...

Looks wonderful and healthy too :)

Rumana Ambrin said...

Thanks for the challenge dish dear.. as i have join SNC group i also would be cooking up this challenge dish.

Anonymous said...

Hello Tamil,
I tried this one with jaggery,it came outvery nice....Thanks for the delicious reciepe

Tamilarasi Sasikumar said...

Hi ,

Thankyou for your feedback.Glad to know that it came out verywell :)...
Keep visiting....

Usha said...

Looks tempting :)

Janani said...

Lovely nicely made .It was def a treat to our taste right??/

Divya Shivaraman said...

hi tamil,
i never knew one such recipe is available until my friend served in special because of my sweet tooth...its lovely to see the post. happy to follow u

Vikis Kitchen said...

Very nice one dear. love the way u told about grandmas method. I too seen that ...beautiful memories! I make a similar version like u but wont dry it. I will try yours soon. Looks fantastic!

pria said...

Dumplings looks soft and yummy too, first time here :)
Following you, visit my place sometime :)
http://houseofspice.blogspot.com/

Shri said...

They look delicious!

kala said...

yummyyyyyyyyyy

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