Kozhukattais are healthy steamed food made using rice flour without any oil.I have posted a sweet version of Kozhukattai recipe today using karupatti (palm sugar) thus making it more healthy without the addition of white sugar.The health benefits of palm sugar are extensive,it helps to prevent diabetes and weight gain.So,it is always good to switch to palm sugar instead of using white sugar or sugar free sweeteners.
Kozhukattais are specially made for Ganesh chaturthi / Vinayagar chaturthi.Every family makes it the way they like it either sweet,karam or both.
Vinayagar chaturthi brings back such good old memories.A day with full of celebrations,happiness and togetherness.My dad takes me to the market to buy Vinayagar Idol,fruits,flowers and the cute little umbrella.Till now I love those colourful umbrellas made with papers flowers.My mom prepares everything for the Nivedhyam all by herself.Those lovely days would never come again…
PREPARATION TIME : 15 MINS
COOKING TIME : 10-15 MINS
YIELDS : 20-22
Also check my other karupatti recipes:
1 cup HOMEMADE IDIYAPPAM FLOUR
1 cup karupatti (palm sugar)
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp grated coconut
A pinch of salt
(Add water as per your requirement for the dough)
Click here for Idiyappam flour link.
Break the palm sugar candy and then measure.Add 1/2 cup water to 1 cup of broken palm sugar and bring it to boil.
Let it boil for 10 mins until the palm sugar is completely dissolved and a thick syrup is obtained.
Filter the palm sugar syrup through a strainer to remove the mud particles.
Take a cup of idiyappam flour in a large mixing bowl.Add the hot palm sugar syrup,grated coconut,salt and mix them well to form a soft dough.
(Add water as per your requirement to form a soft dough)
Take a gooseberry sized dough and press them gently between your palm and fingers to give slight impression.
Steam the kozhukattais in an Idly cooker for 10- 15 mins .
Karupatti kozhukattais are ready for the nivedhyam.
TAKE CARE TIPS
The dough should be soft,if it is hard or stiff you will then get kozhukattais with cracks.
Add hot palm sugar syrup to the flour to get soft kozhukattais
You can add a pinch of cardamom power or edible camphor powder while making the dough
You can also use the ready made idiyappam flour from the stores to make kozhukattais.