Mixed nuts Kozhukkattai

Mixed nuts Kozhukkattai:

Healthiest Innovation in our traditional recipe. Kozhukkattai is traditionally made with rice flour as a base and filling prepared in various combinations, including spice and sweet. Here, I thought to prepare something healthier to consume and without any artificial sweet or sweets like sugar and jaggery. Dates are naturally sweet in taste and the crunchy nuts added are very healthy. This wonderful combination of nuts and dates, filled in rice pod is heavenly in taste. Exclusively prepared for this Ganesh Chathurthi, recipe from Chettinadcookbook.

Mixed nuts Kozhukkattai
Mixed nuts Kozhukkattai

Ingredients: To prepare the outer covering 

Rice flour-1 cup ( yields 20 to 23 Kozhukkattai)

Salt-1/2 tsp

Oil-2 tsp

Ingredients for filling mixture:

Dates-15 nos

Kiss-miss, dry grapes- 1 tbsp

Coconut grated-2 tbsp

Almond-fist full

Cashew nuts- fist full

Pista, walnut -5 to 10 each (optional)

Peanuts-1 tbsp

Cardamom-1/2 tsp

Ghee-2 tsp to roast the nut mixture

Method:

Coarsely grind all the above-mentioned nuts in a mortar or pestle, collect it separately.

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Grind the dates and dry grapes together for a minute to mash it well.

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Heat pan with one teaspoon of ghee and slightly roast the nut mixture.

In a wide pan add roasted nut mixture, dates mixture, and coconut.

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Mix it well all together and make it into a small gooseberry sized balls.

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In a vessel boil water, take another pan to add the rice flour, salt, and oil as mentioned above.

Gradually pour boiling water into the rice flour and mix it with the ladle to a tight dough.

Make the dough to small lemon size equal balls, Now grease your fingers and palm, make the balls to thin patties or cup-shaped to fill the mixture.

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Make it to your desired shape, such that the filling does not come out of the outer covering.

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Steam cook the Kozhukkattai, in two batches for 10 to 15 minutes.

Mixed nuts Kolukkattai is ready. Exclusively prepared for this Ganesh Chathurthi from Chettinadcookbook.

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Note:

If you prefer to have a more sweet taste, add some grated jaggery with the mixture.

One teaspoon of sugar can be added in rice flour while mixing the dough.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Peas Potato Podimas

Peas Potato Podimas:

Potato is all time favourite for children,even we prefer to have these types of mild side dishes with Kara kuzhambu or Vathal kuzhambu. Most of us  stock potatoes in the kitchen, because,it helps us in many ways for cooking,enhances taste and also it can be stored for weeks or months .Boiled Potato simply with Pepper and salt gives great taste.

This podimas is very mild dish,can be served as side dish or can be stuffed in Roti,Chappati and Dosa .Ginger garlic,Fennel and Cumin seeds added in this Podimas reduces Gastric problem caused by Potato.Boiled Potato is good and better than fried potatoes.Boiled Potato simply with Pepper and salt gives great taste.

Peas Potato Podimas
Peas Potato Podimas

Ingredients:

Potato-1/2 kg

Peas-200 gms

Onion-1 big chopped

Green chilli-2 slit

Curry leaves

Salt-3/4 tsp

Ginger garlic paste-2 tsp

Pepper can be sprinkled finally according to your choice.

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To Temper:

Oil-2 tbs

Fennel seeds-1/2 tsp

Cumin seeds-1/2 tsp

Method to prepare:

Boil potato for 2 whistle,peel skin mash coarsely.

Heat wide pan with 2 tbsp of oil season with above mentioned ingredients.

Add chopped Onion and Curry leaves,saute for a while.

Add Ginger Garlic paste and Salt saute until raw smell changes.

Now add Peas and stir it well to half cooked.

Add mashed potatoes and mix well,cook in low flame for 15 minutes.(It gets roasted)

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Add chopped coriander mix and transfer to a serving dish ,serve with rice spicy gravy or with Roti.

 

 

Potato filling

Potato Filling: This basic preparation will be useful for many recipes to stuff in like Masala Dosa, Alu Paratha, Puri side dish called puri Kizhangu, Bonda, masala balls this can be filled between toasted bread slices etc…….add some peas to fill in puffs.


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Ingredients:

Potato-1/2 kg

Onion Big -2 chopped

Green chillies-7 nos chopped

Curry leaves – 2 spring

Ginger Garlic paste 1 tbsp

Turmeric powder

Salt -1  1/2 tsp

Coriander-chopped  hand full

For Seasoning:

Mustard seeds-1 tsp

Cumin seeds1/4 tsp

Urad dal-1 tsp

Channa dal -1 tsp

Oil 2 tbsp

Method:

Boil Potatoes drain the water completely.

Peel and mash, it should not be watery.

 

images (81)Heat wok adds oil and splutters the items given above “For seasoning”.

Add chopped Onion, green chillies and curry leaves saute until onion gets translucent.

Add Ginger Garlic paste cook until raw smell changes.

Add Salt and turmeric powder mix well add smashed Potato and cook for 5 minutes in medium flame.

Add chopped coriander and switch off.

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