Mar 15, 2013

Therali Kozhukattai / Therali Appam / Sweet Steamed Rice Dumplings with Coconut & Jaggery- Ganesh Chaturthi Recipes


I should have posted this recipe so many months back on past ganesh chaturthi, but i am not sure how i missed it. It has been sitting in my drafts for so many months and went unnoticed. I thought of sharing this recipe with you all today before i forget about it. This is a staple recipe in our home, we make this along with elai appam(which will be posted soon) on every chaturthi. It never fails us and the recipe has been passed from generation over generation. It is so simple to make, but they taste so fresh and heavenly.


The real flavour of this kolukattai not only comes from the ingredients, but most of them comes from the leaf which we roll this. It is called as therali ilai, which has its distinct aroma. When you steam this i am damn sure that your house will be filled with that lovely aroma, which totally reminds me home.
If you don't have that leaf you can just steam it as it is...




Preparation Time : 30 mins

Cooking Time: 30 mins
Makes - 20 to 25 kozhukattai

Ingredients:


Rice Flour - 2 cups
Jaggery / Sarkarai - 2 cups grated
Water - 2 cups
Coconut - 1 cup grated
Cardamom powder / Yelakai podi - 2 tsp
Dry Ginger Powder / Chukku podi - 1 tsp

Method:

Take a heavy bottom pan, add jaggery in it and pour in water. Heat them together so it gets dissolved. Now strain them and pour them back into the same pot.

Bring that to a boil. Add in coconut, cardamom and ginger powder. Mix them well.

Now add in rice flour and mix well, so it forms into a dough.

Transfer that to a plate and let them cool a bit.

Shape small balls from it and place them on a therali leaf and roll them. Roll it and tuck the leaves stem over the kolukattai so it is well sealed.

Place this inside the idli pot and steam for 20 mins.

Remove and Serve.

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Pictorial:
Take all your ingredients


Add jaggery in a sauce pan


Add some water


Mix well, so the jaggery is dissolved


Strain it


Take them back in a sauce pan


Add coconut to it


Add cardamom and Dry Ginger powder


Now add in rice flour


Mix well so that it is half cooked


Remove that to a plate


Take your leaf


form them into kolukattai..


place them on the inner side of the leaf


roll the


roll them


And pinch them with the stem of the leaf


Add done


Place them on idli stand


Steam the
Enjoy


They smell divine

9 comments:

  1. we make it flat and not rolled on the leaf this looks fabulous deliciously done

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  2. Wow awesomeeeeeeeeee thanks Aarthi<3

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  3. can guess the smell of this kozhukattais, fantastic.

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  4. Hai Aarthi...
    We also add bananas to make therali..

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  5. Wow.. so delecious preparation Aarthi, can banana leaves be used here??

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  6. From where can I get the therali leaves in chennai

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