Ragi kozhukattai

Written by: Shanthi Muthuvel
Kozhukattai is a sweet dish specially prepared during Vinayakar Chaturthi festival. Usually it is prepared with rice flour and sweet fillings in it. This time i tried it with ragi flour with jaggery, split green gram and coconut. It came out well and everybody in the family loved it.
Ragi kozhukattai
Ingredients: Yields 15 kozhukattai`s
      • 1 cup – Ragi flour / Keppai / Finger millet
      • 2 tbsp – Split green gram / Moong dhal
      • 3/4 cup – Jaggery (powdered)
      • 2 tbsp – Coconut grated
      • 3/4 cup  – Water
      • 2 nos – Cardamom crushed
      • Oil few drops
Ragi kozhukattai process
Preparation method:
  1. Heat a pan, dry roast ragi for 3 to 4 mins over medium flame and keep it aside.
  2. In the same pan, dry roast split green gram / moong dhal until they are slightly golden brown in color. Then add some water and let it boil for 15 mins over medium flame. Cook them until they are firm but not mushy, keep it aside.
  3. Heat a pan, add jaggery and start melting it by adding water. Once jaggery is  completely melted,strain the dirt and reserve the jaggery syrup.
  4. Pour back jaggery syrup in the same pan and bring it to boil. Once it starts to boil, add the roasted ragi flour, grated coconut, crushed cardamom and cooked split green gram to it. Mix everything well and stir until the water is completely absorbed or thick dough consistency. Remove from stove.
  5. Let it cool for a while. When the mixture is still warm, take a lemon sized mixture and roll them into a cylindrical dumpling with your hands as shown in the picture. Repeat the same till the mixture gets done. Steam the dumplings for at least 10 mins. Yummy ragi kozhukattai is ready.
Ragi kozhukattai
Notes:
  • Make kozhukattai when the mixture is warm. Do not let it open for a long time which will cause the mixture to get dry and ending up in hard kozhukattai. Try to cover with wet clothe until you prepare.
  • Always keep the flame in low or medium while making ragi flour mixture.


Ragi kozhukattai

9 comments:

  1. very healthy and delicious kozhukattai...

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  2. very healthy kozhukattais..

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  3. Very healthy snack. Though I make kozhukattais this one with ragi is new to me.

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  4. Nice healthy dish shanthi never never they made raji kolukatai nice recipe must eat one.

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  5. Nutritious and healthy kozhukattais, my favourite too.

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  6. Hai, Santhi. Very nice recipe. Easy to do. Healthy too. Liked all your recipes. Can you post some recipes of Thinai, Samai, and Kambu with Chetinad touch. (But vegetarian please.)

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