14 September 2018

Pidi Kozhukattai

Ganesh Chaturthi, Sankatahara/Sankeshti Chaturthi Special - Pidi Kozhukattai (modak) , a version of modak famous in most parts esp during Ganesh Chaturthi. It's a non dumpling variation and really simple to make. Can be enjoyed as a snack anytime too...

Ingredients(Makes about 40)
1/2 cup rice flour (idiappam flour if available) 
1/2 - 3/4 cup jaggery, depending on how sweet the jaggery is (roughly chopped) 
1/4 tsp Cardamom powder
1 cup water
2 tbsps coconut pwd or finely chopped
1 tsp sesame oil
1. Dissolve jaggery in water in a big pan. Filter to remove impurities if any.
2. Add the cardamom pwd and coconut and bring to a boil.
3. Lower the flame and gradually add the rice flour, stirring continuously. Leave no lumps.
4. Keep stirring till the mixture becomes a thick mass. Remove from flame. Let cool a little.
5. While still bearably warm, oil your hands lightly and divide into equal portions. Roll or make into muthiya shapes.
6. Steam cook for 10-12 minutes. Remove and serve.


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