Thursday, July 23, 2009

Dodol.


A beloved delicacy in the scenic Islands of South East Asia(Malaysia, Indonesia,Philippines, Singapore, and Sri Lanka) and also Goa(in India),the Dodol is hard to miss on festive occasions like Eid and Christmas.Its made from incredibly simple ingredients,coconut milk ,sugar and rice flour.The method is fairly simple ,but requires muscle power for the constant stirring to achieve a luscious smooth mixture when cooled gets a sticky candy\fudge like texture.I found this droolworthy dodol recipe at Asha's Foodies Hope,a blog with huge collection of delicious recipes from regional cuisines of India and other global cuisines.
Use only thick coconut milk for best results and I used ordinary rice flour instead of glutinous rice flour( which I can't find in stores here),could be the reason my dodol wasn't very sticky like the Original dodol.Pandan leaves are a popular flavoring in this dessert,wish I could them here,I had to be content with some cocoa powder instead.

Recipe :Dodol
Ingredients
2 cups preservative-free coconut milk
*1/3 cup Jaggery(chopped) or brown sugar or white sugar[or use half Agave nectar and half sugar]
2 tablespoon dry grated coconut
3/4 cup rice flour
1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder(optional)
Pandan leaves for fragrance (optional)
1/4 cup roasted nuts

*sugar quantity has been reduced from the original recipe.add a little more if needed.

Method
Heat the milk on medium heat in a non-stick pan or heavy bottom Aluminum or Iron pan.
Season with pinch of salt,mix sugar or jaggery ,stir until dissolves,now add the dry coconut.
Start adding the flour,little at a time while stirring constantly to prevent lumps.Keep stirring until the mixture is nice and thick ,and flour is cooked through.About 10-12 minutes.Transfer in a greased(with coconut oil ) dish ,sprinkle with nuts and any remaining dry coconut,let cool and set for at least 3-4 hours(I kept it in fridge), before slicing and serving.Can be stored in refrigerator for up to a week.

Asha's delectable recipe is marked as Tried and tasted ,the host of the month is Ashwini's Spicy Cuisine .

I'm also sharing this with Let go nuts :Coconuts food event.

Nutrition

Though this is a high calorie dessert ,its very nutritious with goodness of coconut milk.The fat from coconut milk is far healthier than other kinds of saturated fats like butter.Coconut milk is very low in Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Iron ,calcium ,magnesium and Manganese.Learn more about its health benefits in my post.

43 comments:

meeso said...

That sounds very tasty, It looks great, too :)

Varsha Vipins said...

Delightful..! you still totally into coconut huh..:D..yet another unknown amazing dish for me.:)

Shabs.. said...

Woooowww....that looks like a treat from heaven.....i never heard of this and have no clue how its gonna tatse...bookmarking this...Boy, now i have loads of dishes bookmarked from u.....!!!

Judy said...

Yumm, this is definitely droolworthy. What a combo of delectable flavors and textures. I am doing more and more with coconut products lately.

Andhra Flavors said...

Wow that looks different and inviting.

Sharmila said...

I love any sweet that has rice and jaggery. Adding coconut milk is new to me. Good one Yasmeen! :-)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

sounds great,very new to me! Nice picture:)

sangeeta said...

although it is high calorie, the calories come with loads of good things...coconut fat is good n jaggeri loaded with very good minerals...
i loved the recipe...it reminded me of a water chestnut halwa made during navratris here..

Renu said...

nice recipe !

Graziana said...

It looks like a real treat! I will look for rice flour and try it soon...

Pari said...

This is completely new to me. It surely is treat to your eyes with all those dry fruits. Am sure will tastes equally good.

Gita said...

The dodol looks absolutely delicious...lovely combination of flavors :)

DEESHA said...

this looks gorgeous

Shri said...

It looks so delicious!Does it in anyway taste like fudge?:D

Parita said...

Ok this sounds weird but i am hearing about this for the first time :) sounds soo easy to make and so flavorful!

Parita said...

Hi Yasmeen, I have nominated you for Kreativ Blogger award, pls check my blog :)

Pooja said...

Wow looks so delicious! I have never heard of this, yet sounds great! Have to try this out :)

Ann said...

Ha,yasmeen,dodol looks superfine and makes me drool..rich with coconut and true true delight..!!

She-Fit said...

YUM! This looks and sounds so good.

Lori said...

This sounds wonderful! I'm headed to SE Asia in October so I will on the look out for it so I can try it from the source!

Ivy said...

First time I've heard of this dessert but I am drooling just looking at it. I used to think that coconut milk is high in cholesterol.

Lisa said...

This is a new treat to me, but it sounds wonderful! I always have a few cans of coconut on hand.

veggie belly said...

This is totally new to me. Looks yummy. I must try pandan sometime, my local asian store does have it :)

Divya Vikram said...

Hi Yasmeen, this really sounds exotic and delicious. Glad you liked my tofu paratha. Yeah you can definitely try it with firm tofu. it might have a different texture though.

anudivya said...

I love this, and I am bookmarking it right now. So so new!

Lone Acorn said...

Congratulations on the award and the good work you are doing.

ayesha said...

Yummmmy!my dil dole for dodol...LOL

Smitha said...

Never heard of this dish, but the name sounds so cute and so bengali.

Rahin said...

hi yasmeen ,dodol looks very rich and delicious

K said...

Yasmeen, that looks super delicious!what you said is true, there are so many delicious recipes on Asha's blog.

Hari Chandana said...

WOWWWWWWW...... looks delicious n tempting... inviting clicks!!

Aparna said...

This is a very Goan dessert and one of my husband's favourites, though not mine. :)
Here, the dodol is never garnished, thoug I liked the your nut and coconut garnish. Looks very pretty.

Navita (Gupta) Hakim said...

ooohh..love the addition of cocoa...i m sure it must be magical :)

Chef Jeena said...

Lovely recipe thanks Yasmeen I especially like the ingredients used it is just to my taste YUM!

Vibaas said...

that looks sinfully delicious. love the photo of coconut milk too.

Sunshinemom said...

I love this but haven't tried it at home - the muscle power thing intimidates me! Besides I did not have the recipe. Thanks for this. I will try it out in small quantity next time. Coconut, jaggery and rice flour is such an appealing combination!

Jude said...

I'm from that part of the world but I've never tried dodol ever. I wonder if I can sample a piece around here.

Subhie Arun said...

i love dodol..since am frm msia..tis one r my fav sweet dish...like the other flavor too durian dodol...thx 4 sharing n reminding me.....now am cravingg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!heheh

Ashwini said...

I have never tried this dish.. the color is so inviting...thank for sending this entry to T&T

Pavithra said...

Wow thats really wonderful looking and new dish thanks for sharing

Justin said...

this recipe is so completely unfamiliar to me... i honestly can't even imagine what it tastes like, but it looks cool

Curry Leaf said...

Looks delicious.I too had bookmarked it.Love it Yasmeen

Muneeba said...

Gorgeous ... and decadent .. just right up my alley!

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