- 1 ¼ rice flour
- 1 pinch salt to taste
- ¾ cup coconut, grated
- 1 cup jaggery
- 1 cup thick coconut milk
- 1 tsp cardamom powder
- 2 tsp ghee / oil
Chettinad is a town in Tamil Nadu and famous for many things including its cultural and historical value to this day. However, apart from the architectural beauty, it is known worldwide for the many varieties of cuisine. From tastiest spicy curries to finger-licking desserts, most recipes are from Chettinad. Paal kozhukattai, one of the delicious desserts from Chettinad, is mostly prepared for auspicious occasions and as an offering to the god down South.
This recipe, is quite complex, and quite easier to prepare when you have a helping hand though! Perfect dessert if you are hosting a party of get together!
Ghee is highly beneficial for health because of its high smoke point. Ghee also helps in boosting your intake of vitamin A, vitamin E, and vitamin K, all essential nutrients that play a role in maintaining a healthy body, from eyesight to skincare.
Rice is an excellent source of calcium, riboflavin, thiamine, fiber, iron, vitamin D, and niacin.
How to make Paal Kozhukattai
Kozhukattai is a Tamil word, it also called as modhakam in the same language, modak in Marathi, Konkani and in Gujarati, modhaka in Kannada, and kudumu in Telugu.
In Japan, a sweet similar to kozhukattai is known locally as Kangidan.