Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Jiledikayalu (fastival sweet)


The main sweet dish during the vinayaka chavithi and varalaxmi vratam is the jiledikaayalu.
Varalakshmi Vratam is an important pooja performed by many women on friday of sravana masam.
Vinayaka chavithi is a very popular festival in hydrabed. It is celebrated as it is the birthday of Lord Ganesha. Ganesha, the elephant-headed son of Shiva and Parvati, is widely worshipped as the supreme god of wisdom, prosperity and good fort. 2-3 months prior to the day of Ganesh Chaturthi, Life-like clay models of Lord Ganesha are made for sold by specially skilled artisans. They are beautifully decorated & depict Lord Ganesh in various poses.
Lord Ganesh's favorite sweet is jiledikayalu. These are like sweet steamed rice flour dumplings. It is customary to make these during this festival. They are very delicate and tender.

1 cup rice flour
1 cup water
1 teaspoon oil
salt
For the filling
1 cup grated jaggery
1 cup grated fresh coconut
½ teaspoon cardamom powder
1 tablespoon ghee

Boil the one cup water and add 1 teaspoon oil and a little salt in the boiling water and stir. Reduce the flame, add the rice flour while stirring continuously. Whisk well so that no lumps remain. Cover with a lid and keep aside for 5 mints.
Meanwhile prepare filling
In a non-stick pan, add grated coconut and jaggery and cook over a slow flame till the jaggery melts and the mixture comes together. Add the cardamom powder and mix well.
Grease your palms with a little ghee and take 2 spoons prepared dough and press like small chapathi with the help of your fingers. Add a spoonful of the filling into this and fold them into ovel shap.
place the prepared jiledikayalu on a greased idly plates and steam for 5 mints in idly cooker.


20 comments:

notyet100 said...

looks delicious,..is this sweet another version of modak,..

Asha said...

Beautiful photos!:))

Happy cook said...

My mom used to make this for us, when we came from school.
For us in kerala it was called kozhikotta if my memory is till correct

rekhas kitchen said...

hi thanks for your comment
me blog chala bagundi naku sydney chala istamu poyina jun lo memu akkadi ki toor vachamu

Cham said...

very delicious :)

foodwithapinchoflove said...

love these modaks!

Trupti said...

modak looks delicious. I never tried with rice flour. I always use wheat flour

rekhas kitchen said...

hi
yes chala mandi pongali ki sambar side dish antaru kani naku nachadu yenduko telidu kani pongali chappaga vuntadi kada pulusu karamga pula pulaga bavuntadi kada

Devi Priya said...

Baga vachayi andi Gilledi kayalu! Good pics.

Rajani said...

Hi there,thanks for dropping by at my blog. yummy recipes ou have out here yourself. I love this particular one - we call it Kozhukatta in malayalam.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

hey, i know what a coincidence :) your kozhukattai looks so nice.. but i have always found it difficult to make with rice flour..your kozhukattai looks perfect!

Myviews said...

Hi,Thanks forvisiting my blog& for ur lovely comment..your kozhukattai looks so nice & perfect..do visit again.

Madhavi said...

Very Sweet entry, looks delicious!!!

Uma said...

Ivi kudumulu antaaru avenaa! chala baaguntayi kadaa! I love all your pictures. Mouth-watering.

Indranee Batabyal said...

You are welcome! This sweet looks very delicious.

srikars kitchen said...

looks delicious... fantastic clicks.....yummy

Andhra Flavors said...

Uma
ivi kudumulu kaadu. jiledikayalu ani antaru. but chala mandi edo method lo kajji kayala shap lo chestaru vinayaka chavithi ki.

happy cook,
yes some people are calling kozhikotta. thanks for nice coments.

notyet100,
yes this sweet is andhra version of modak but we make with rice flour, modak with wheet flour. :)

rekha,
jun lo sydney pedda baagodu baaga winter time. sydney asalu beauty chudali ante actober is correct season. e saari vaste maa daggaraki randi.

Hey thanks for all such a nice comments.

RamyaBala said...

u have a v.nice blog n u now what?this is one of favorite...really tempting me to taste....n u have excellent ics..

Sunshinemom said...

Modak looks tasty! We too make it for Vinayaka Chathurthi! I enjoy the savoury version too!

Mrs.SriLekha said...

yummy jiledikayalu! we use to call tis kolukattai