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Rice Kolukattai

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Lord Ganesha is the Son of Gods, Shiva and Parvati. The festival Vinayaka Chaturthi is an occasion or a day on which Lord Ganesha makes his presence on earth for all his devotees. To please the Lord Ganesha South Indian people prepare his favourite kolukattais / modaks both sweet and Kara Kolukattai, Payasam, Chundal, etc.,. Rice Kolukattai is a rich and delicious food taken by all ages.

Recipe Summary
Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time:20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings

Rice Kolukattai Ingredients
Rice Flour - 2 cups
Water - 2 1/2 water
Salt - 1/2 teaspoon

For Filling
Jaggery - 1 cup
Coconut (grated) - 1 cup
Cardamom - 1 teaspoon
Cashewnuts - 2 tablespoons
Raisins - 2 tablespoons
Ghee - 2 tablespoon

Preparation Method
1. Heat 1 tablespoon of ghee in a thick bottom pan and add the coconut and jaggery. Mix well till the coconut becomes soft and the jaggery melts and blends well with the coconut
2. When the mixture becomes quite dry remove from flame
3. Make the cashewnuts into small pieces. Heat another small pan with one tablespoon of ghee and fry the raisins and cashewnuts separately
4. Mix this with the coconut jaggery mixture and allow it cool
5. Now for making the outer covering, boil the water
6. Take the rice flour in a bowl and add the salt to it
7. Add 1 and 1/2 cup of water to the flour and make it into a dough (softer than poori dough). Make sure there is no lumps in the dough
8. Make them into small balls and flatten them in your hand or a polythene sheet. (Use little oil for the sheet while flattening)
9. Take spoon of the coconut jaggery filling and place it over the flattened dough. Then cover the filling all the sides with the dough and make sure the filling is not coming out. Repeat this for the rest of the balls
10. Heat the idli pot with enough water and place the Kolukatai on the grease idli plate. Steam the kolukattai for 10-15 minutes
11. Serve Rice Kolukattai hot for Vinayaka Chathurthi.