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Aadi Kozhukattai recipe / Aadi Kolakattai recipe / Aadi Kolukattai recipe

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This kozhukattai is prepared early in the morning every Tuesday’s of Aadi month, women do Pooja by offering this to Goddess and later they have it only with the female members of their family. I do not know the reason behind this, my mom insists me not even show the kozhukattai to the male members of the family. I knew my grandfa likes this a lot, so I just drop these kozhukattai one by one to his mouth with a condition – “close your eyes” (to satisfy my mom as she says male members of the family should never see this kozhukattai) :P, a lovely memory.

A very simple and easy kozhukattai, which can be made in minutes and are served with pieces of coconut. Also I have seen people calling it mani kozhukattai. You can also prepare it for Vinayagar Chathurthi and offer for Vinayaga. Let us move on to the recipe…

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Ingredients:

  • Rice flour – 1 cup
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Coconut pieces – ½ cup

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Preparation:

  • Sieve the rice flour in a wide mouthed bowl or vessel.
  • Heat the water in a saucepan, bring it to boil. Remove from fire.
  • Pour the water little by little to the flour and stir it well with a wooden spoon.
  • Mix it with water, until it reaches to the rolling consistency.
  • Now grease your hands with ghee, and take small portions of the dough and roll them to small balls.
  • Steam these rice balls in a steamer (I have used idly vessel to steam the balls).
  • Open the lid and check whether it’s steamed (the balls would look shiny or cut a ball and check out whether it fully steamed).

Serve with coconut pieces.

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Kambu / Bajra Koozh or Pearl Millet Porridge

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Koozh is the Tamil name for a porridge made from millet. It is commonly sold by street vendors in Tamil Nadu. It is eaten as breakfast or lunch in many places of Tamilnadu. Koozh is a semi solid food, which liquefied before consumption. It is served with side dishes like green chilies, raw onions and pickles. Mostly it is prepared in during the month of Aadi (which falls between the mid of July till the mid of August) in TamilNadu and also served to the public during Aadi month in the amman temples all over TamilNadu. This is one of the traditional and authentic dish of Tamilians from the ancient period.

Also in villages people consume this for lunch with Dry fish curry or Dry fish Stir-Fry. But from my personal I was wondered when I saw, my kids having this koozh happily.

Koozh can be prepared in two different versions:

  • Salt and tangy version: It is liquefied using buttermilk and salt.
  • Sweet: It is liquefied by boiling with milk at the last stage and later mixed with sugar.

Health Benefits: Kambu/Pearl Millet/Bajra is high in proteins and has a good balance of amino acids. It is a better source of iron than other grains and ensures a good count of hemoglobin. Due its high fibre content, it helps a lot in weight loss and reduces cholesterol. It is also a powerful in controlling diabetes.

Check out my Ragi Koozh / Finger Millet Porridge (Salt Version). Check out my views regarding AADI MONTH.

Let me share the first version – Salt and Tangy Kambu Koozh first…

Ingredients:

  • Kambu / Bajra / Pearl Millet – ½ cup
  • Raw rice – 1 tbsp
  • Thick Buttermilk – ½ cup
  • Salt to taste

Preparation:

  • Dry roast the kambu/bajra/pearl millet along with raw rice for few mins or until the rice starts to double in size.
  • Remove it to a plate, bring it to room temperature.
  • Blend the roasted grains together in a blender to a fine powder for 5 mins.
  • Sieve the flour in a bowl or paper.
  • Again transfer the leftover solid pieces to the blender and continue blending.
  • Sieve the flour in a bowl or paper.
  • Take 3 tbsps of grounded flour in a heavy bottomed vessel, pour in a litre of water and keep in medium flame.
  • Keep on stirring every now and then, else lumps would be formed.
  • It starts thickening in 15 mins, continue stirring until it becomes thick and appear glazzy.
  • Remove from fire and transfer it to a bowl and bring it to room temperature.
  • Pour in the buttermilk along with required amount of salt and mix them well.

Serve with green chilies, onion and koozh vadam or Dry fish curry. I have accompanied with green chilies.

 Note: Store the rest of the ground powder in an airtight box or container for later use.