Poha/Aval Sweet Kozhukattai (Flattened Rice steamed sweet balls)

sweet aval kozhukattai

Aval/Poha sweet Kozhukattai (Flattened Rice Steamed balls) is a steam cooked, easily preparable, healthy dish prepared with Poha/Aval, jaggery and coconut. As this dish is prepared with Red poha, it is rich in iron and nutrients. Video recipe of Kozhukattai below.

Serves: 12- 13 steamed sweet balls/ Kozhukattai

Cooking time: 15- 18 minutes

Ingredients

  • Poha (white/red)/ Aval/Flattened rice – 1 ½ cup (1 cup = 300 ml)
  • Jaggery –slightly more than ¾ cup (1 cup = 300 ml)
  • Water – 75 ml
  • Cardamom – 6 (broken)
  • Coconut grated (fresh/dry) – 1 cup ( 1 cup = 300 ml)

Method

  1. Grind the poha/Aval to a coarse powder. Poha/Aval powder is ready.
  2. Melt the jaggery well in the water.
  3. Then, add the grated coconut, Poha powder and cardamom powder to it.
  4. Mix the mixture well till it get thicken (It will take 3-4 minutes at medium flame). Turn off the flame. Cool it 3-4 minutes.
  5. Take a portion from the cooked mixture and roll it as a ball when the mixture is warm.
  6. Steam cook the balls for 8-9 minutes at high flame in steamer/Idli plate. Serve hot.
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