Saturday, March 6, 2010

Rice Dumplings in Sweet Sauce and Salt Sauce / Paal Kolukattai

Rice dumplings in milk2
Decoration: Used rice and miniature plastic coconut shells.

Rice dumplings in salt sauce or sweet sauce is a kind of complicated name that I could find for a very simple and yummy south Indian dish. :) Its nothing but the Paal kolukattai that we all relish. :)

I am a big fan of these and would love it as an evening snack or some times it servers as dinner as well. :)

Simple to make and the two variation makes it all the more interesting and grand on the whole. :)

For Dumplings:


Par boiled rice - 2 cup
Coconut Scrapings - 1 cup
Salt - for taste


Soak par boiled rice in hot water(medium) for two hours. Drain the water and grind the rice along with coconut in mixie into a coarse paste. Don't add much water while grinding, it has to be thick. Add salt to it and mix well.

I used half of the dough to make salt dumplings and the other half for sweet dumplings.

Rice dumplings in milk1

For Salt dumplings


Water - 4 cups
Salt - For taste


Take the water in a big vessel. Add salt and allow it to boil.

Use half the quantity of the above dough to make these salt dumplings.

When it is boiling, make small balls out of the above dough and drop them into the vessel. See to it that the balls don't stick to each other. Reserve one tblsp of the dough and drop the remaining dough as balls into the water. Once you are done with the balls, mix up the reserved dough into the water and stir till it dissolves in the water. This would make the base a little thick and consistent. Now let it boil for another five minutes.

Rice dumplings in salt sauce is done. :)

Serve it with Urad dhall chutney or any pickle. :)

Rice dumplings in milk

For Sweet dumplings:


Milk - 1/2 liter
Water - 1/2 liter
Jaggery - 1 1/4 cups


Take the milk and water in a heavy bottomed vessel. When the milk starts boiling, make small balls out of the above said dough and drop them gently into the milk. When you done with the dough, add the jaggery and mix until it dissolves completely. Allow it to boil for another five minutes.

Rice dumplings in sweet sauce is ready to eat. :) Serve it hot or cold.

Happy making :)


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Written by: Nithya
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Tina said...

So cute and lovely clicks and presentation..Great job..Keep it up dear....

Pedhakka said...

Wow congrats

Unknown said...

Nice presentation as usual, pal kolukattai reminds me of my childhood days!

Sailaja Damodaran said...

very cute presentation,simple & very tasty recipe.

ann low said...

Nice presentation and congratulations!

PS said...

your pics are making me crave for pal kozhukattai now..

Fathima said...

your pictures and presentation are so awesome! feel like eating those out of the bowl now...

subhashini said...

Even we do prepare thi for avani aatham but your's recipe is liitle different.Will try this also once

Simplyfood said...

Beautiful click nad presentation.

Love2cook Malaysia said...

Hi Nithya! What a splendid presentation!!! Just loved it! ;)

Congratz ya!

Deepti said...

Awesome clicks as usual from U...
Congrats on ur achievements !! Keep it UP

Aruna Manikandan said...

Congratulations dear!!!!!

Pal Kozhukattai looks delicious and lovely presentation :-)

Priya dharshini said...

pal kolukattai is my fav too..u made out of art and craft with ingredients..well done..

Priya Suresh said...

Slurppp!!!!am drooling here rite fav!

Finla said...

Congrats .

Latha said...

Awesome clicks and yummy kolukattai.
Great work...Keep rocking.

Rachana said...

Congrats! keep up the great work:) and the recipe is great:)

Gita Jaishankar said...

Congrats Nithya :) Both the dishes look so tempting and lovely presentation...the savory version is new to me..will try it soon :)

Aparna said...

congrats and luvly presentation

Parita said...

Fantastic presentation, i was really wondering how did u get those small :)

AdukalaVishesham said...

simple but filling dish and your presentation is lovely... congratulation Nithya for ur achievement...

Ann Xavier said...

lovely presentation ......congrats

Shanthi said...

Well presented

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Nice one nithi ..I too love this. It is very tough to grind in mixie here so I never make this. Particularly I love sweet very much. Thaambulam coconut looks cute in the picture.

Deepti said...

Congrats dear...luvely click as usual.

Hamaree Rasoi said...

What a cute presentation !!!! Congrats dear. And keep it up !!!

Shri said...

Congratulations and a stunning presentation!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Fantastic blog dear. Glad to follow you :-)

Anu said...

Congrats dear... Paal kolukattai looks delicious.. Nice presentation.. Keep rocking :)

Simi Mathew said...

This looks so yummy. Love the pic.

Nithya said...

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Raks said...

I know paal kozhukkattai as a sweet,never thought about the salt version! Will try next time!

Pavithra Elangovan said...

Nithi, Nice layout and Good work!!! Keep it up!!!

Aruna Manikandan said...

Template looks awesome dear!!!!

My best wishes on your new web address :-)

shahana said...

nice recipe!!

Mangala Bhat said...

wow! Congrats ! and new recipe to me! nice one!

Khaugiri said...

Wow again a lovely presentation!!!! An Award is waiting for U on Khaugiri:)

Shabs.. said...

You knwo what nits.....i love the template of your blog ans this is the kind of template i was lookijg for and finally ended up in a mess!I love those small icons you gave along side the labels. Wow.....from where did u get the icons and how did u do it>....After seeing your superb template Iam feeling like changing my template again, befor ethe readers scream at me:)....i think i will change.....Would you mind a help if something comes up in between?....this template choosing is big pain, actually.

Parita said...

Wow cute and fantastic layout!!!! AWESOME!

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Dhanya Ganesh said...

Congrats on your new website. Looks pretty cool. Also pal kuzhakkattai looks yum:).

Deepti said...

Loved ur new space !!

Poorna said...

Hi nithya!
lovely recipe and awesome picture!

kind regards,

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