Peanut Kozhukattai / Verkadalai Kozhukattai

 Peanut Kozhukattai / Verkadalai Kozhukattai : Steamed rice flour dumplings with peanut and jaggery inside as the filling.





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How To Make Peanut Kozhukattai

Prep Time : 15-20 mins | Cooking Time : 12 mins | Serves : 3 to 4 | Cuisine : Indian

Author : Shanavi | Copyright : www.kitchensecretsandsnippets.com

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Ingredients:
  1. Rice flour - 1 cup
  2. Water - as needed ( might need from 1 1/4 cups to 2 cups, depends on the rice flour)
  3. Salt - to taste
  4. Oil - 1 tsp + to grease the palm

For the filling / Poornam :
  1. Peanuts / Verkadalai (dry) - 1/2 cup
  2. Shredded fresh coconut - 1/4 cup
  3. Jaggery - 1/2 cup, powdered , add acc to taste
  4. Cardamom powder - a pinch
  5. Salt - a pinch

Method:

For the filling :
  • Dry roast the peanuts on a low flame until it turns golden and crispy, about 5 minutes. Rest the peanuts on a plate to cool for 2 to 3 minutes. Then remove the skin.
  • Add the peanuts to a mixer jar and give a whip . Now add the powdered jaggery, a pinch of salt and again give a whip. Throw in the fresh coconut , grind the whole mixture for few seconds so that it grinds and becomes slightly coarse. Remove the jar and transfer the peanut mixture to a bowl. 
  • Add the cardamom powder, mix well with the poornam. The filling will be slightly wet. Keep aside and get ready with the outer cover preparations.

For the outer layer :
  •  Take the rice flour in a wide bowl. In a sauce pan boil the water (as needed) with enough salt, oil and bring them to a boil.
  • Add this boiling water little by little to the rice flour and using a back side of a wooden ladle, mix it thoroughly. Add the water until u feel it's enough to get a soft dough.
  • Cover the bowl for a minute. Later grease ur palm and start kneading the dough , forming a soft dough. Cover the dough with the damp cloth else the dough son becomes dry on it's outside.

Making Kozhukattai :
  • Divide the filling into marble sized one's on a tray. Grease both the palms, pinch a small lemon sized dough and start flattening the dough from inside to outside in circles. This way, u'll be able to get a evenly thick circle. Place the filling in the middle and bring all the edges to the middle and just press it to look like as modakam, like as shown here.
  • Add an inch level of water to the idli maker (bottom pan) , keep on medium flame. In the mean time, grease the idli plates and place the modakam / kozhukattai one by one ad keep inside the idli maker. Cover and cook for 10 to 12 minutes on medium flame.
  • Open the idli maker , take out the idli plates, rest for 5 minutes, then remove the modakam and serve cold for Neivedyam.







Cheers,
Shanavi


13 comments:

  1. This is such a healthy and yummy sweet.. Love your flavorful and delicious kozhukattai Shanavi :-)

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  2. Love kozhukattais and this filling is very different...I love the sesame filling...should try this one too

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  3. VCery interesting filling, love the idea of addition of peanuts.

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  4. Love the stuffing,looks soo tempting!!

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  5. nice clicks shobhana.. i never get correct shape of kozhukattai.. well made :)

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  6. wow wow its great yummy kozhukattai dear... my most fav...

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  7. Loved the peanut modakams , look very tasty... Todays post :http://nayanas-kitchen-kreations.blogspot.in/2013/06/paratha-pizza-for-groovy-gourmets.html

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  8. What a lovely recipe!!! Mouthwatering!!!!

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  9. super yumm..

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  10. Appadiye enga pass pannunga!! truly inviting Sho..

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