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Inippu Aval Kozhakattai
- 1 cup rice flakes (I have used the red variety poha/ aval)
- 1/2 cup jaggery ( I prefer to use coconut Jaggery for a fragrant aroma)
- 1.5 cups drinking water
- 1/2 tsp green cardamom powder
- 1/4 cup grated coconut (Freshly grated)
- Soak the jaggery in the water and leave it aside for half an hour
- The jaggery will dissolve and the jaggery water will be ready to use. Strain this and set aside
- Pulse the rice flakes till a coarse powder
- Into a deep heavy bottom pan add the jaggery syrup and bring it to a boil.
- When it is boiling well add the coconut and cardamom powder. Mix well.
- Now, add the powdered rice flakes a little at a time and stir.
- Keep mixing this mixture till it gets really thick, the water evaporates and the jaggery is blended well with the poha powder.
- Set aside to cool slightly.
- Lightly oil your hands and shape the mixture into conical shaped dumplings
- Prepare the steamer with water and place the dumplings on the steamer plate.
- Steam for 10 minutes, wait for another 10 minutes and the dessert is ready to have.
Inippu aval kozhkattatai
Sweet aval kozhakattai are perfect naivedyams for Ganesha Chaturthi and Srikrishna Jayanthi. I like to make them shaped as modaks during Ganesha Chaturthi and as small balls during Jamashtami. They certainly occupy the aval based platter I make as an offering during the Krishna Jayanthi celebrations. Made with basic rice flakes, jaggery and coconut that you find in most South Indian pantries, the recipe is easy. Compared to other Indian Mithais, the inippu ( sweet) aval kozhkattai tastes amazing.
If you are looking for more kozhkattai recipes we have a couple more.
Try the sweet no cook flavour of apricot almond modak or savory notes of Quinoa pidi kozhkattai or the Upma kozhkattai.Both are perfect for naivedyam, meal prep and wholesome with some chutney for dinner. Do let us know how you like the posts on this blog. Leave us a note in the comments, subscribe to our posts or tag us #mildlyindian when you make this inippu aval kozhkattai recipe.
Wish you all a great festival season.