Everyone is aware of this wonderful event running by Divya Pramil of You too can cook Indian Food . If not please click the link here to join. I'm very happy and excited to participate in this challenge. I would like to thanks to Divya Pramil for giving me a chance to be a part of this wonderful SNG group.
Paal Kolukatti... This name was very different and the recipe is very new to me, though i'm from south India , but i have never heard of this recipe. When i came to know this is the challenge for the month February, i was very excited to cook this and serve it to my family. They all just love it very much. Thanks to Sasi from the Tamil Kitchen for giving this wonderful challenge and delicious recipe to learn..
2 cups Rice flour
1 big sized Coconut
1 cup Sugar
1/4 tsp Cardamom powder (optional)
Shred the coconut and extract the coconut milk. Take one glass of the first thick milk and keep aside.Then extract the rest as thin.
Take the flour in a wide bowl and add required salt for the flour and use enough water to make a soft dough.(Don’t make it hard else it will be hard to roll to kollukattai . If you made it sticky you can cover it with a cotton cloth to observe excess water.)
Spread a cotton towel. Apply oil on your palm and take a small amount of dough in your hands and roll them in to kolukattais (as shown in the picture). Roll the rest as same and as small as possible in desired size, if you roll it in to big size then it may taste bland when cooked in coconut milk.
Allow the rice balls to dry in the room temperature, it will take 2 hrs ( Don’t let them dry under the fan or in sunlight as it will make the rice balls harder and will not cook easily. Just keep in room temperature for few hours)
Transfer the rice balls in to a plate. Set everything ready to make pal kolukattai.
Take a kadai and pour the thin coconut milk and allow it to boil.
Keep in medium flame and add half of the rice balls and don’t disturb them for 2 mins and slowly use a laddle.
Now add the rest of the rice balls and let it boil for another 2 mins and stir it with a laddle.
Allow them to boil in medium flame for 7-8 mins (untill the rice balls get cooked , stir in between to avoid sticking).
Now add the sugar and a pinch of salt and allow to boil .
The sugar will dissolve and the consistency will become thin , allow to boil for another 8 mins untill you get a thick consistency, Stir in between to avoid burning .
Now pour in the thick coconut milk and give it a stir and switch of the flame.
Serve cold or warm.. I prefer warm..