Sama Paal Kozhukattai/ Sama dumplings kheer - Dairy- free, Kheer!

Hema

Natural Healing Guide

12:00 PM | 15-10-2019
Prep Time
30 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings
2 servings

Paal kozhukattai is a traditional dessert made of rice dumplings in a milk and coconut milk mixture sweetened with sugar.

It comes from the Chettinad Cuisine of Tamilnadu.

It can be enjoyed with millet flour, coconut milk and jaggery in place of sugar.

Ingredients

  • Sama millet flour: ½ cup
  • Fresh coconut: ¼ cup
  • Rock salt : ¼ tsp
  • Dates: 4 nos (de-seeded)
  • Jaggery: ½ cup
  • Coconut milk: ½ cup(1st extract)
  • Cconut milk: 1 cup (2nd extract)
  • Nutmeg Powder: 2 pinches
  • Saffron: For garnish

 

Method

  • Blend dates and coconut into a paste without adding water.
  • In a pan bring to boil less than ¾ cup of water with ¼ tsp salt.
  • Once the water boils, reduce the flame and add the dates coconut paste and sama flour, stirring briskly until all the water is absorbed.
  • Remove from flame, cover the pan and allow to rest for 15 minutes.
  • Knead the sama flour mixture and make marble sized balls.
  • In another pan take half a cup of second extract of coconut milk and add ¼ cup plain water and simmer adding the sama flour balls to it, while retaining two of the Sama flour balls.
  • Stir to avoid the sama flour balls from sticking to the bottom of the vessels. Simmer for 8 mintues.
  • Dissolve half cup jaggery and the retained sama flour balls with the remaining half cup 2nd extract coconut milk and add it to the simmering pan.
  • Stir gently and continuously to get a porridge like consistency. Remove from flame.
  • Add the 1st extract coconut milk and nutmeg powder and serve hot.

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Wellcure tip:

  • You can make this with rice flour too.
  • Do not boil after adding first extract coconut milk.

Eating guide:

  • Food group: millets and coconut
  • Millets (like sama rice) are gluten-free, rich in fibre and high in nutritional value. They are a good option to add variety to your meals or when you want to go grain-free.
  • Coconut is a wholesome nut with umpteen health benefits and hence a great addition to your meal times. Can be easily combined with other food groups.

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