Sunday morning started with a draft of blustery winds followed by gentle snow flakes which almost looked like rain drops to begin with soon turning into sleet on the roads.It has been awfully cold this past week.
The comfort of staying indoors has it’s own joys…… the need to make some comfort food to beat the cold was inevitable !
Some thing warm, something spicy, something comforting began to take shape in my mind. Quickly ran to the pantry to look for motivation, there sat a jar of rice powder waiting to be used in some form or another. Growing up in South India, where tiffin items were limitless, all I had to do is wrap my mind around one such dish to bring it into existence in my kitchen. This morning seemed like a good day to make some steamed spicy Kozhukattai, with some coconut chutney, so off I went mixing the rice powder in hot water, seasoning it with coconut chutney for brunch. Yes, brunch you heard it right ! …waking up a little later than usual is a treat I give myself on weekends, especially the cold rainy weekends, so it had to be brunch ! The ingredients were already there in my kitchen, so no running around for that, a simple delicious tiffin was set on the table in 20 minutes from start to finish.
The sweet version of these Kozhukattai’s is usually made for Ganesh Chaturthi, as it is believed to be a favorite food of the Elephant God. Here is my link to the sweet version of this recipe, posted earlier on my blog.