Thanjavur Paal Kozhukattai

Today is the first day of blogging marathon and I am blogging the Regional foods which is popular in Tamilnadu and like to start with a sweet dish.Paal kozhukattai is a famous sweet in my home town ,Thanjavur which is prepared for evening snack,served on a banana leaf  and tastes excellent with the flavor of banana leaf.Here follows the delicious recipe....


Rice flour 1cup
Cardamom powder 1/2tsp
Boiled milk 1cup
Salt a pinch


                  Boil  the water with the ghee and a pinch of salt,mix it with rice flour with the help of wooden spatula and make a dough.Once it becomes hot enough to touch knead it well like a chappathi dough.

Boil about 2-3 cups of water in a wide mouth pan.Take the murukku press with the murukku disc and fill in the prepared dough and  squeeze it in the boiling water for one full circle and let it cook and no need to stir.Once the cooked one comes up squeeze the second round and continue the same process for the rest of the dough.

Meanwhile melt the jaggery  with water and let it boil for a minute and strain it.Add the jaggery syrup to the cooked kozhukattai and let it boil for couple of minutes.Now add the grated coconut and cardamom powder and switch off the stove.Finally add in boiled milk and give a gentle mix,becomes thick once its cooled down.

Paal kozhukattai is ready.


  • The regular milk can be substituted with coconut milk.
  • The dough can be made into small balls instead of squeezing it with murukku maker.
  • It can be made with freshly ground soaked raw rice.
  • Milk needs to be added in the end.
  • Squeeze the Kozhukattais in the water,when the bubble starts coming,otherwise it will break.

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Looks delicious with tempting clicks ....

looks super inviting and delicious.....

This looks delicious..Should try it some day...Thanks for the recipe dear.I am your new follower

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Soo tempting and droolworthy kozhukattais..

We do it little different. Your version looks so interesting and inviting...

wow delicious paal kozhukatai,luks yum...Glad to know that u also from tanjore...

Sorry to say that blogger pictures can't be seen here.The recipe sounds good and I jus wanted to see the click.Bad luck !

love ur version of paal kozhukattai. nicely explained

Inviting pictures Nalini, loved the first click. I would defintely try this with coconut milk

Hi Nalini, thanks for dropping by and helping me reach u.

Looks like kozhukattai have been made with great ease and the sweetened version looks great. You can send it to my event if you want and participate in the giveaway.



Looks great Nalini, wonderful glad you joined us for the marathon..

heya nice recipe.....its perfect for the event:
kerala kitchen
why dont u send it to the event....looking forward for your participation

Looks super delicious! I posted a similar version ages ago..

you have told ''It can be made with freshly ground soaked raw rice.'' how to proceed with the raw rice?.please explain.thanks

Hi Nithya,thanks for stopping by..
Grind the soaked raw rice without adding too much of water,wrap the batter in a cotton towel to absorb the excess moisture.Then the dough will be in thick consistency,squeeze it directly in the water or make tiny oblong shape of the procedure remains same..

Am from thanjavur too . We typically make this when babies get their first tooth:)

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