Paal kozhukattai recipe with coconut milk
Paal kozhukattai recipe, milk kozhukattai. A creamy, rich and popular sweet prepared by cooking rice flour balls in coconut milk and sugar.
Paal kozhukattai is a rich and traditional sweet made during festivals like Krishna Jayanthi and Ganesh Chaturthi.With Vinayaga Chaturthi on its way, it’s time to sweeten things up.
Paal kozhukattai gives you a comforting taste because it has few exotic ingredients like cardamom powder, coconut milk, coconut gratings etc.Right from the first bite, you would be delighted.
Coconut milk gives a creamy texture and imparts just a hint of coconut flavor without overpowering the jaggery or cardamom powder. I would say paal kozhukattai is the perfect combination of coconut milk and sugar.
The beauty of this recipe is that you can either use coconut milk or simply use regular milk. Believe me, coconut milk gives an excellent flavor and aroma to this paal kozhukattai dish.Coconut milk will change the flavor, texture, sweetener, and color etc. If you are worried about cooking coconut milk, then use the regular whole milk. Experiment and see what your family likes best!
Made with only a few simple and clean ingredients, paal kozhukattai would be so satisfying and comforting. This paal kozhukattai is quite simple to make, and I am sure it will please everyone’s palate.
Let’s move on to the traditional and simple sweet paal kozhukattai recipe.
How to make paal kozhukattai with coconut milk:
1. In a non stick pan, add milk, water, ghee, salt, and rice flour. On low heat,mix well and the mixture will start thickening.2. Once water evaporates and dough becomes thick, switch off. Set it aside and let it cool a little. When you are able to bear the heat, add sesame oil to the dough and knead well. Cover the dough with a wet cloth to prevent it from drying.3. Grease your fingers with sesame oil. Pinch a small portion of the dough and form a ball or cylindrical shape. Do the same for the remaining dough.4. Set the shaped balls aside. Now, bring thin coconut milk to a boil.5. Once the milk has come to a boil, add the balls little by little. Do not add all the balls at once. Let it cook for 5 minutes. Then add cardamom powder and sugar. Mix well. Simmer the flame, and cook for 2 minutes.6. Add grated coconut and cook for a minute. Switch off, and then add thick coconut milk. Stir well.
Now, paal kozhukattai is ready! Serve warm.
- Instead of sugar, you can add a cup of powdered jaggery.
- Once you add coconut milk, do not boil as it will curdle.