PANDAN SWEET DUMPLINGS (kolakattai )


Pandan rather known Rampe or Screw pine leaves.A fragrant kind used in

culinary , has health benefits too.It is mostly used in Asian cooking.

As the pandan plant in my culinary patch was outgrowing the pot,I thought

to make something different now.My previous posts had recipes for pandan

jelly or agar agar pudding. There are many sweet recipes you can make by

using these leaves and now this recipe comes to you as  food for breakfast

or snack.

For the recipe now

INGREDIENTS

1-2 cups rice flour or idiyapam flour

Extract of pandan leaves (1/2 cup)

Salt to taste

1 tsp.ghee or oil

Hot water to make dough

Filling

Coconut gratings

Jaggery gratings

Cashewnuts ( optional)

a pinch of salt

a pinch of nutmeg powder

1 tsp.cardamon powder

METHOD

Mix the ingredients for filling and set aside.

Mix the ingredients for the dough in a separate bowl,adding water

gradually to make a firm and soft dough.

Cover and set aside for few seconds. Take portions of the dough,flatten and

place filling.

Seal the edges and make shapes of your choice.Steam for 10

minutes and serve.

Good to serve for breakfast or tea.

Note :The color will be light green only

MORINGA/DRUMSTICK KOLUKATTAI


This is a dumpling served at breakfast or as a snack .These type of kolukattai or dumplings

famous in the South Asian cuisine,can be made savoury and sweet too.Most kids love the

sweet dumplings.This recipe i’m going to share is, a  very healthy one.I would like to share

a few  notes on this miracle leaf.

Moringa or the Murungai keerai(tamil) is rich in antioxidants,Omega 3 fatty acids,and  has

high  alkalizing and purifying benefits.Moringa helps maintain skin,hair,eyes ,and overall

health.Moringa has 3 times iron of spinach .Including this in your diet will positively bring

changes you could clearly feel and see.You can include in soups,curries,chappathis , or a

side dish for rice.Will be posting more on this later.

For the recipe now

INGREDIENTS

1 cup rice flour

1.5 cup water

1/2 cup moringa leaves

2 dry chillies

1/2 tsp.mustard seeds

1/4 tsp.cummin seeds

21 tblsp.bengal gram dal.

a pinch of asafoetida

1/2 cup coconut

2 green chillies chopped

2 tblsp oil

salt to taste

METHOD

Heat oil in a pan.Add mustard seeds,cummin seeds,dry chillies,asafoetida,gram dal ,and

half of the leaves ,salt and water .Allow the water to boil.Then slowly add the rice flour and

cook for 2 minutes.Add coconut ,and the rest of the leaves and mix well.

Make dumpling by slightly pressing a little dough in your palm with your fingers.(like

.clasping).Steam for 10 minutes or till done.Serve with hot tomato chutney or sauce.

Nourishing and good for snack boxes ,breakfast,and a quick gulp down meal for those who

are too busy to sit for breakfast.