Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Modak or Kozhukattai or Modakam

I have prepared kozhukattai or modak, garelu, paramannam and undrallu on Ganesh Chaturthi. Now I am going to share with you, my modak recipe. This is the first time I prepared kozhukattai with the filling that we normally use for poornalu.

Modak or Kozhukattai or Modakam

This is my entry for Festival Event - Ganesh Chaturthi hosted by Latha Narasimahan of The 'yum' blog.


For covering:
Rice flour-2 cups
Water-2 cups
Ghee-2 tablespoons
Salt-a pinch

For filling:
Channa or gram dal-1 cup soaked about half an hour
Grated jaggery-1/2 cup
Cardamom powder-1 teaspoon


1. Boil two cups of water in a big vessel along with salt and ghee.

2. After boiling the water, remove the vessel from the stove and add the rice flour and mix it into soft dough. Make sure that there are no lumps.

3. Boil the soaked gram dal for five minutes and allow it to cool.

4. Grind the soaked dal, cardamom powder and jaggery into smooth paste. Make small balls and keep them aside.

5. Take the rice flour dough and pat it into a bowl–like shape. Fill it with dal and jaggery filling and close the top.

6. Steam the kozhukattai in a idli cooker for eight minutes and let them cool.

7. Take out the kozhukattai and serve it on a plate. Delicious kozhukattai are now ready….

Note: You can make the filling with roasted peanuts, sesame seeds or coconut.


Asha said...

Came out so perfect with splitting the outside!:)

Daily Meals said...

Hi Asha,
I think you meant 'without splitting':) Anyway, thank you.

Latha Narasimhan said...

Hi vijaya,
Your modhaks are lovely!Thanks for the entry!
You can add my blog in your blog roll. Get your name included in the Food blog desam. All bloggers will know about your blog.

Daily Meals said...

THanks Latha.