Aug 15, 2008

Kozhukattai for Aadi velli

Aadi is a tamil month which falls from mid July to mid
August.Both Aadi chevvai ( Tuesdays ) and Velli ( Fridays )
are auspicious for the worship of Goddess Sakhti .
In our places the women used to do poojas
starting in the late night.These poojas are performed
only by women and no men are allowed to enter . Group
of women joined together and performed at the homes with
no men . Since it used to be in the night I never
attended the poojas . As a child all I knew is eating the
kozhukattais . My grandma gave us secretly the kozhukattais
in the morning .
My MIL used to do this kozhukattais other days for
men at home. Here is the recipe.
Rice flour - 1 cup
Salt a pinch
water to form a dough
Combine flour , salt and water to form a soft dough.
Make different kinds of shapes like round , oval etc..
In a thick bottomed vessel boil 4 cups of water.
When water comes to boil take a handful of kozhukattais
and drop them slowly into the water . Take a laddle and
stir slowly . Allow it to cook for 5 min . Take the
kozhukattais out of the vessel without water
using the laddle It is best eat with coconut flakes.
The water should be at rolling boil when dropping the balls.


Cham said...

The white color of Kozukattai is very pretty Kamala. Great prasadam :) Happy Independence day

Divya Vikram said...

I love these kozhukattais..My grandma used to make them for me..Looks delicious..

Laavanya said...

My paati made these too and I love the cute diff. shaped kozhukattais.

Priti said...

Lovely Kozukattai....used to eat these in anymore :(

Kitchen Flavours said...

Never heard of these. Iam gonna try this out. Looks gr8.

Solai Chidambaram said...

I usually steam the kozhukattai.Looks different.So may taste different.Will try.Looks yummy

Madhavi said...

this look delicious, and new for me !!!Nice recipe...

meeso said...

This is really simple! I want to try this just because It's so simple!

Paru ... said...

Great recipe..Loved it..

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