Thursday, September 16, 2010

Pidi Kolukattai Recipe - Sweet | Pidi Kozhukattai | Ganesh Chaturthi Recipes | Step By Step Recipes

After the Uppu Pidi Kolukattai that I made, I was so delighted seeing Amma planned to prepare the sweet version of Pidi Kozhukattai. I finished my preparation and pooja and hurried to help Amma as she was doing everything on her own. Of course Konda was all prepared to help her in making Kudumulu. She was so excited in making this along with us.

Konda was restless to start it, so I got her into making this also before starting on the Modek.

This sweet Pidi Kozhukattai is very easy to make and comes out quite well too!


Not only is this easy to make on a hurried festival day, you can plan for this on other days as snacks for kids.



Pidi Kolukattai Recipe - Sweet in Steps


Soak and shade the boiled rice for 30 - 45 mins. Then grind the boiled rice to a coarse powder.

Steam the rice flour for 15 mins.

Add roasted sesame seeds to the flour.



Add the melted jaggary to the flour.


Then goes the roasted Urad dal.


Mix well together.


Then add more jaggary depending on the fact if it is holding shape


When you press it should retain your finger shape like this.



Grease an Idli plate and stream it for 15 mins


This is how it looks after streaming.


Pidi Kolukattai - Sweet Recipe
Boiled Rice - 1 cup
Jaggary - 1/2 cup
Sesame seeds - 1 tsp
Urad Dal - 1 tsp
Grated coconut - 2 tbsp


Wash and soak boiled rice for 45 mins.

Drain and shade dry the rice till it is dry but still slightly damp.

Grind it to a coarse powder.

Meanwhile melt the jaggary in water, remove impurities and bring to boil. You need not get any thread consistency for this.

Dry roast both sesame seeds and Urad Dal. Keep it aside.

Take an Idli steamer, add a cup of water to the vessel, cover the opening with a muslin cloth, add the flour on the top of the cloth, close with lid and steam for 10 - 15 mines.

Once done, remove to a bowl, allow it to cool. When it is still warm but you can handle the heat, add the sesame seeds, Urad dal and grated coconut.

Mix well. Then pour the melted jaggary and mix well. The amount of jaggary used can vary depending on the variety you use.

Crumble to see if the Kolukkatis hold their shape. If not add little more of the melted jaggary.

Once you are done with all of them, grease the Idli plates, place the kollukattai on the plate, stream for 10 mins.

Transfer to a bowl once they are cooled.


This is one of the mandatory neivedyam for Ganesh Chaturthi.

Notes: Remember to ensure the rice flour is not a fine powder unlike we normally use.
Take a bit more than required jaggary as it depends on its quality on how much we require.

I found this to be an apt activity to get your kids involved. Konda was so excited to help me in making these.

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8 comments :

notyet100 said...

looks so delicious.,.

lata raja said...

I stuck to what i told you on uppu kozhukkattai...I made them yesterday...An overdose nostalgia for husband...his mom's kozhukkattais...LOL!
Now I shall try some extra indulgence with the sweet version too. You have tempted me with these.

Santosh Bangar said...

i think it is tasty and nutritious also






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hi valli,

nice step by step presentation...Hppy Ganesh chathuthi to you...

Dr.Sameena@

www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com
www.lovelypriyanka.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Do visit ANita's mad tea party blog. SOme discussion about owner of punjabi chhole recipe is on: http://madteaparty.wordpress.com/2010/08/16/its-the-recipe-stupid/

you both are my fav bloggers.

-Mili

Srivalli said...

Hello Mili..Thanks for writing on this.

Firstly I would like to say that no one can be an owner of any recipe. It will always be an inspiration from something or someone.

Moreover, in the post I have nowhere claimed that I created this recipe. I have mentioned very clearly that I tried that recipe from a cookbook.

I have already wrote to them saying that it was an old cookbook. Over years it got torn and during our move, we lost those papers. But they are not ready to believe me.

Logically I can't understand few things:

1. If I can say I got it from a cookbook, would it really hurt to say I got inspired from another blogger. Logically one will deny citing a source when they claim a particular recipe is their own. Which I have not done.

2. I have so many recipes on the blog that I have already tried from other bloggers and have given due credits. So I can't think why someone would think only for this recipe I won't credit somebody.

I repeat what I told them. I always thought her to be a good friend. If I had really taken the recipe from her, it would have been my pleasure to credit her.

But above a person's word they choose to believe otherwise.

I can't do much to prove my innocence as I no longer have that book. I know the truth, and that doesn't change no matter what.

If she claims it is her own creation, then I must humbly say that no one really create a recipe without being inspired from something. So I don't think it might be a surprise if a cookbook had a similar recipe.

I have been blogging over 3 years and shared many of my family recipes. If I was trying to be deceitful I won't have been able to sustain.

And I don't have to spend lot of time trying to explain and prove myself again and again.

I have been very thankful for the support I get from my readers and blogger friends.

Pelicano said...

Yumm of utmost love in a recipe!

Ragini Miranda's Kitchen said...

looks so delicious !!

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