Friday, September 6, 2013

Kolukattai recipe - Modak recipe - how to make Kozhukattai - Ganesh Chaturthi recipe

Ganesh chaturthi specials at Tanish Kitchen...Let us see how to make kozhukattai.


  1. Raw rice flour - 1 cup
  2. Bengal gram(kadalai paruppu) - 1/2 cup
  3. Joggery - 3/4 cup
  4. Coconut - 1 cup grated
  5. Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
  6. Seasome seeds - 1/4 cup (roast + crushed)
  7. Ghee - 1 tsp
  8. Salt - 1/4 tsp

Rice flour preparation:

You can buy the rice flour from the shop or else you can make it your own. Let us how to make fine rice flour.
  1. Wash the rice thoroughly in the water and soak for at least 1 hour.
  2. Drain the water thoroughly and spread it in a depth for 15 to 20 mins.
  3. Now grind it into a fine powder and sieve it. 
That's it the rice flour is ready for kozhukattai.

Kadali paruppu poornam preparation:

  1. Melt the jaggery in low heat with 2 tsp of water. Filter it and keep aside.
  2. Soak the bengal gram for 1 hour and pressure cook it with some salt and water. Drain the water thoroughly. Grind it with jaggery to a smooth paste. once it is ready, keep it aside.
  3. Heat the pan with spoon of ghee and add ghee grinded paste, grated coconut, cardamom powder, crushed seasome seeds. Cook it until it leaves the sides of the pan. Once it is ready cool it for some time.

Kozhu kattai preparation:

  1. In a bowl and the rice flour, salt and 1 tsp of oil. Now boil the water to the maximum and pour into the rice flour. Stir it well. Make the dough to be rolling ball.
  2. Now make equal sized balls out of dough.
  3. Take one ball and roll it like puri circle shape. Put it in your palm. Now put 2 tsps of kadalai paruppu stuffing in the middle and close it bring all the corners together. This shape is like a modakam.
  4. Put all the stuffed modaks into a greased idli plate and stream for 10 mins. Once switch off the flame, let the kolukattai cool for 5 mins then remove it from the plate.
That's it the yummy kozhukattai is ready.
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