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March 15, 2011

Nombu Kozhakattai (Steamed Rice/jaggery balls)

This kozhakattai is made on a special occasion called - "nombu". If you are interested in knowing more about this festival, click here.



Ingredients:

Rice flour - 1 cup
Jaggery - 1/2 cup
Cardamom - 1/4 tsp
Coconut - 1/4 cup
Water - 1 tbsp

Method:

Step 1: Dry roast rice flour on medium flame till it turns light golden color. Stir continuously so that it doesn't burn. Allow it to cool.



Step 2: Add fresh grated coconut and cardamom



Step 3: Add very little water (1 or 2 tbsp) to jaggery and heat till it melts (about 5 minutes). Filter the syrup and allow it to cool.



Step 4: Add this syrup to the rice flour/coconut mixture and make a soft dough.



Step 5: Grease your palm with ghee and make even sized balls and steam in pressure cooker for 10 to 12 minutes.



Enjoy it with some butter!

16 comments:

  1. Nice stepwise and tempting kozhukattais

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  2. lovely !!! used the same method. but i used rice flour to jaggery ratio as 1:1 (1 cup rice flour to 1 cup jaggery). instead of balls, i flattened it and steamed it.
    U can add karamani (black eye) beans to this. We also make kara adai on that day. Don't u?

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  3. These ball look delicious and very healthy too! Lovely color.

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  4. New to me. Sounds interesting!

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  5. Differently done than the regular ones i have read and written! They do look wonderful!

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  6. Nombu kozhukattais looks super delicious and authentic..

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  7. Your kozhukattai shape is different from the 'adai'version, lovely pictorial mahi!

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  8. Liked the fact that this needs very few ingredients
    Looks tempting
    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  9. Classic and delicious recipe.. looks perfect !!

    Indian Cuisine

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  10. looks yumm.. we make it slightly differently into small discs..nic pics..

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  11. Looks yum ...n looks so delicious ...I want to make this some time

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  12. nice laddoos.. nanmma used to make thesee

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  13. this doesn't look like nombu food. delicious!

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  14. very interesting recipe and well described too. thanks

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