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.