It was a very long break. We shifted to chicago and so much work.Just now settled a little bit. So thought I should post the Kolukattai recipe for the Indian Cooking Challenge.
2 cups freshly grated coconut (can use frozen unsweetened coconut)
1 cup jaggery (grated)
1 tsp cardamom powder
one pinch nutmeg
2 tbsp Milk
1 cup rice flour
1.25 cup water
pinch of salt
1 tbsp oil
1.In a heavy bottom kadai mix all the ingredients for stuffing and let it sit for 15 min. Cook until it starts boiling and stuffing will turn yellowish brown and will be sticky. Take the kadai off the heat. Set it aside to cool down.
2.In a bowl take the rice flour,add little salt and then little by little add hot water. Make sure you mix with spoon as your adding hot water.Make a dough.
3.Take a small ball of the dough. Make a round shape with it and add little stuffing and close all sides of the dough on to the center and make the tip a little sharp. Make the same way for rest of the dough.
4.You can use the idly vessel for steaming the kolukattai.