Coconut Kheer

Coconut Kheer :

A very simple recipe to make in minutes to serve Kheer lovers. We used to travel to a specific place where this Coconut Kheer was made deliciously to have as a special drink, to treat our friends often. Coconut Kheer takes away the place of Tea and Cofee!!! This inspired me to learn the recipe from them and share it in my blog. Let us see the recipe on delicious Coconut Kheer. Navarathri special

 

Ingredients:

Coconut grated-one cup

Coconut grated -1 tablespoon, to garnish finally to have the fresh bite of coconut.

Jaggery powdered-1 cup

Cardamom powder-1/4 tsp

Cashew and dry grapes 1 tablespoon

Ghee-1 teaspoon

Rice flour-2 teaspoon.

Method:

Grind one cup of coconut with a cup of water, thick milk 1 cup, First milk.

Add another cup of water on the same coconut to extract the Second milk.

The third cup of water to get diluted milk.

totally three cups of coconut milk individually.

Dilute rice flour in the third diluted milk without any lumps.

Bring it to boil, once boiled add the second milk and grated jaggery powder, stir it to get dissolved completely.

Finally, add the first milk, roasted cashew, grated coconut, dry grapes and cardamom powder.

Now it is ready to serve hot as special.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Vinayagar/Ganesh Chathurthi Special

Vinayagar/Ganesh Chathurthi Special:

Varieties of 9 wonderful and easy Vinayagar Chathurthi Neivedhyam recipe links are provided below, click blue link for more detailed recipes.

  1. Erukkam Kozhukkattai:

Name of this dish based on the flower Erukkam poo in Tamil, commonly known as Crown flower loved by Lord Ganesha. Kozhukkattai as eivedhyam, prepared in the shape of Erukkam poo, his desired flower. Tastes great with both sweet and spicy fillings.

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Erikkam kozhukkatta

2. Pillayar Patti Mothagam:
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Vinayagar Chadhurthi, with the unique recipe prepared in Pillayar Patti – Modhagam. We believe that Lord Ganesha likes Modhagam, so we call him as Modhagappiriyar in Tamil, means who loves Modhagam. This is the reason behind we prepare various types of Kozhukkattai and show our devotion towards Ganesha. This the unique type of Modhagam prepared in Pillayar Patti during this Chathurthi. Freshly prepared with soaked raw rice and moong dal.

Pillayar Patti Mothagam
Pillayar Patti Mothagam

3. Neer Kozhukkattai:

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Kozhukattai is nothing but a rice dumpling, made by steaming freshly ground rice into balls, it can be made as both sweet and salt version. As we know any steamed food is extremely good for health. Here is the salt version.This will be soft and tasty with Kanagambara chutney.

4. Varagu Arisi Kozhukkattai:

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Varagu rice kozhukkattai
Varagu rice kozhukkattai

Millets are becoming trendy food and wholesome nutritious to all age category, nourishing dishes are prepared with millets.

Millet provides a host of nutrients, has a sweet nutty flavor, and is considered to be one of the most digestible and non-allergenic grains.

Kodo millet(vara gari si) kozhukkattai is very palatable and soft when compared with other varieties of kolukkattai. Excellent breakfast or dinner with poondu (garlic) chutney.

Kodo millet can be used in the place of raw rice in all dishes alternatively, the taste will be better when compared with rice.

5. Mixed Nuts Kozhukkattai:

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Healthiest Innovation in our traditional recipe. Kozhukkattai is traditionally made with rice flour as base and filling prepared in various combinations, including spicy 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 Chettinad cookbook.

Mixed nuts Kozhukkattai
Mixed nuts Kozhukkattai

6. Pidi Kozhukkattai:

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Red rice  is usually eaten unhulled or partially hulled and has a red husk, rather than the more common brown. Red rice has a nutty flavor. Compared to polished rice, it has a higher nutritional value of rice eaten with the germ intact.

Kozhukkattai made out of healthy red rice will be soft and melts in our mouth. We call it as, “Pidi” Kozhukkattai because we catch to hold the mixture to get its shape. Delicious red rice kozhukkattai can be served with Red chili or Tomato chutney.

Red Rice Puttu Podi

Pidi Kozhukkattai
Pidi Kozhukkattai

7. Rava Kozhukkzttai:

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Wish You all Happy Ganesh Chathurthi,

Glad to note that we have achieved 350 posts in our blog – http://www.chettinadcookbook.org. To celebrate both Ganesh Chaturthi and our achievement we have a treat with the unique recipe Rava Kozhukkattai. easy to prepare in a few minutes of effort. Rava has the quality of easiest and fast cooking ingredient in all to choose. Rice can be replaced by Rava to make Kozhukkattai.

Rava Kozhukkattai
Rava Kozhukkattai

 

8. Ragi Kozhukkattai:

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Puttu kozhukattai:

This can be made with Rice flour, Wheat flour, Ragi flour etc. Here I preferred to do with Ragi flour because of its high nutritional value, the same recipe can be followed for all type of  flour,  cooking time may vary.

Raagi Puttu Kozhukkattai
Raagi Puttu Kozhukkattai

9. Sivapparisi Kozhukkattai:

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Soft and Creamy kozhukkattai made out of red rice :

Can be cooked in boiling water and season it with mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves.

Sivaparisi/Red rice flour makes this sweet pal kozhukkattai more delicious.Normally pal kozhukkattai is prepared with white rice flour, mini balls cooked in milk and added jaggery or sugar,here we use red rice flour for its health benefits and natural sweetness present in the rice enhances the taste.This also equally delectable and soft.

Elai Adai:

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Elai adai is kerala special dish. It has wonderful aroma cooked in banana leaves, this is steam cooked variety. Healthy, soft and delicious sweet liked by all. This sweet is specially made during vinayagar chathurthi as prasadham to lord Ganesha.Fillings can be sweet or spicy according to your preference.

Banana leaves are also excellent for cook, as it allows the steam to penetrate the food inside or on top of it. You can use banana leaf to line a steamer, or to wrap your food and then steam it.

Elai adai
Elai adai

 

Sweet Treat Navarathri

Sweet Treat:

Festival special sweets, try these varieties of fresh sweets prepared every day from our kitchen to make this Navarathri a special event. Children enjoy sweets, this can play a special role in group prayers. Choice is yours 🙂

Click the link below every picture for the recipe.

Aval Kesari:

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Aval / Poha Kesari

Adi kumaayam:

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Aadi kummayam/Aadi kool

Rava kesari can be made with Varagu Kodo millet also, with pineapple, Banana, orange peel gives an aromatic wonderful flavour.

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Varagu rice /kodo millet kesari

Coconut and nut ball:

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Puttu:

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Kambu /Pearl millet Puttu

Sweet paniyaram (Kandharappam)

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Kandharappam

Paal pongal with karuppatti or (Kalkan du) sugar candy:

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Kalkandu Vadai:

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Paal Paniyaaram:

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 Kavunarisi:

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Ukra:

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Ukra

Sigapparisi Pongal:

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Sigapparisi karuppatti pongal

Kaasi Halwa:

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Carrot Halwa:

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Carrot halwa

Theratupaal:

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Therattuppal