Rice balls soaked in a sugary coconut milk mixture. A traditional Tamil sweet made during Vinayaga Chaturthi festival.
Bring water to a boil. Turn off the flame and add the rice flour in little quantities. Keep stirring it continuously and vigorously to avoid forming lumps. (refer notes 2)
Once everything is combined and when it is warm to touch, transfer it to a bowl and knead until the dough is soft.
Divide the dough into small portions. Roll it with your hands to form a cylindrical shape. Then pinch small portions of it and form turkey berry size balls. Cover the dough with a wet cloth as you use it. (refer notes 3)
meanwhile, bring milk to a boil. Slowly add the steamed balls in it.
Then add the sugar, cardamom powder and saffron (if using). Taste and add more sugar if needed. (refer notes 4)
Stir it well bring it to a boil. Finally, add the coconut milk and keep it for about 1 minute and turn off the flame. (refer notes 5)
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