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Ragi Pidi Kozhukattai

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An authentic, healthy and easy breakfast, among most of the south Indian families. Sweet pidi kozhukattai is usually done with rice flour, but rarely in ragi/finger millet flour. I thought of trying it in ragi flour, because when compared to all the millets, this ragi/finger millet has some wonderful taste which my family loves a lot. Also it is loaded with nutrients like calcium, proteins, iron and minerals. It is rich in fiber and contains less unsaturated fat.

Health Benefits of Ragi: It helps in reducing weight and also helps in the treatment of osteoporosis, controls diabetics, increases bone strength, reduces bad cholesterol, aids relaxation, treats anemia, helps in lactation, reverts skin aging and so on.

Let us move on to the recipe…

Ragi Sweet Pidi Kozhukattai

Ragi Sweet Pidi Kozhukattai

Ingredients:

  • Ragi flour – 1 cup
  • Jaggery syrup – ½ cup
  • Coconut (grated) – ¼ cup
  • Moong dal/Green gram dal/Paasi parruppu – ¼ cup
  • Salt – a pinch

Preparation:

  • Prepare Jaggery Syrup, Check out this link for preparation methods:
  • Boil the moong dal (it should not be in mashing consistency, but should be boiled).
  • In a wide mouth bowl, take ragi flour, grated coconut, a pinch of salt and boiled moong dal. Stir it well.
  • Pour in the jaggery syrup little by little and mix it well with your hands. (you should be able to shape it and then break it to pieces – consistency of the flour).
  • Now take a small portion of flour and press it within your palms or make to round shape as you desire.
  • Steam the shaped kozhukattai in the steamer for about 8 to 10 mins.
  • Remove the lid and transfer it to a plate.

Serve hot. This goes out well for breakfast and snacks.

Check out this link for Jaggery Syrup: https://madraasi.com/2014/09/08/jaggery-dip/.

 

Vellai kozhukattai

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Kozhukattai’s are nothing but steamed rice flour balls. There are many varieties of these kozhukattai’s and also they come in different taste. Here I have made kozhukattai with Bengal gram/ gram and jaggery stuffing, which is prepared mainly as an offering Lord Vinayaga on Vinayagar Chaturthi.

Vellai kolukattai / Sweet rice flour Dumplings / Kozhukattai

Vellai kolukattai / Sweet rice flour Dumplings / Kozhukattai

Ingredients:

  • Rice flour – 1 cup
  • Water – 1 ¼ cup
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Ghee – 2 tsp
  • Bengal gram / Gram / Kadala paruppu – 1 cup
  • Jaggery – ½ cup
  • Cardamom powder – 1 tsp

Preparation:

  • First moving for the filling: Boil the Bengal gram / gram, it should be 80% cooked.
  • Crush the jaggery and mix the jaggery with Bengal gram and mash them or pulse in the mixie.
  • Make them into ball and keep aside.
  • Boil water in a kadai and switch off the flame.
  • Put the flour little by little and start mixing them with a pinch of salt. Be sure that no lumps are formed.
  • Roll them into small balls and flattened them a little.
  • Keep the gram balls in the middle and fold the flour to cover the ball and make it to cone shape.
  • Now steam those cone shape kozhukattai in a steamer for about 10 -15 mins.

Serve hot or warm.

 

Apple Dumplings

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Dumplings are cooked balls of dough. They are based on flour, potatoes or bread and filled with meat, fish, vegetables, fruits or sweets. They can be cooked by boiling, steaming, simmering, frying or baking. As usual when I started trying out something different, I found out this Apple Dumpling recipe and got ready for preparation.

Apple Dumplings are warm, flaky, apple sweet and with a sauce that bakes right with them. These are not difficult to make, just a little consuming. Serve hot with the sauce or ice cream or whipped cream. Here the apples are chopped and stuffed in the crescent rolls with cinnamon and sugar and baked in orange juice with sugar and butter.

Apple Dumplings

Apple Dumplings

Ingredients:

  • Apple – 2 nos
  • Cinnamon powder – 1 ½ tsp
  • Butter – ½ cup
  • White sugar – ¾ cup
  • Orange juice – 3 cups
  • Vanilla extract – 1 tsp
  • Crescent dough – as required

Preparation:

  • Finely chop the apples into very small pieces.
  • Take apple pieces, cinnamon powder and a tsp of butter in a bowl and mix them all together.
  • Now make the crescent dough into small balls and flatten them like chapathi.
  • Keep the apple pieces in the centre of the dough and roll them to desired shape.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degree c.
  • Pour orange juice, white sugar and butter in a sauce pan and bring them to boil.
  • Sprinkle on the top with cinnamon powder and vanilla extract. Mix well.
  • Pour the sauce in a baking tray and keep the dumplings in it.
  • Bake them in 180 degree c for about 15 mins. Bake till they turn golden brown colour.

Serve hot with the syrup or serve chilled with Ice cream.