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Monday, September 13, 2010

Kozhakattai/Modhakam (Steamed Dumplings) for Vinayagar Chathurthi Step by Step Recipe

Vinayagar Chathurthi neivedyam Ullandu/Kara Kozhakattai and Poornam Kozhakattai recipe.

Dough in common

Ingredients
Rice flour - 2 cups and little more
Water - 2 cups or more if required.
Nalla Yennai/Gingelli oil/Sesame Oil - 2-3 tspns
Salt a pinch

Preparation Method
In a wide vessel boil water, add oil and salt. Reduce the flame slowly add rice flour and stir continously to form a chapathi dough consistency. Allow it to cool. Grease hands with oil and make small balls out of it. Close a clean wet towel on it to avoid drying.


Poornam/ Sweet Stuffing





Ingredients
Fresh Grated Cocont - 1 cup
Jaggery - 1 cup(powdered)
Cardamom /Elachi- a pinch 

Preparation Method
In a wide kadai, add jaggery with a tspn of water. Allow it to dissolve with stirring on intervals. Add grated coconut and cardamom powder. Mix till its thick and dry. Transfer it to a plate.

To make Kozhakattai


Now take the Rice flour balls.


Spread in hand to form a round shaped cup.
Fill a tspn of coconut filling.


Seal the edges by pressing slowly to form triangle shape.


Steam it in the idli cooker for 15mins.
 
Poornam Kozhakattai is ready for Lord Ganesha.


Ullandu Stuffing

Ingredients
Ullandu/Urad dal - 1 cup
Dry Red Chilli - 1 no
Green chilli - 2 nos
Asafotida/Hing - a pinch
Oil - 1 tspn
Mustard - 1/2 tspn
Curry leaves - few
Salt
Fresh grated coconut - Optional - 1/2 cup


Preparation Method
Soak Urad dal with green chilli for about 1 hour.
Grind it coarsely not to fine in a mixie with red chilli and salt.
Steam this in Idli cooker for 10 mins or till its well cooked.
Now season it with oil, mustard,hing and curry leaves and grated coconut.
Mix the steamed stuffing and keep aside.


Stuffing is ready.


To make Kozhakattai
Now take the Rice flour balls.
Spread in hand to form a round shaped cup.
Fill a tspn of Urad dal filling.
Seal the edges by pressing slowly to form crescent shape.
Steam it in the idli cooker for 15mins.


Thank you friends, am happy that this is my 250th post. I know am late:-)

Wish my muslim friends Ramadan Kareem!!!


Happy Long weekend:-)


Regards,
Saraswathi

14 comments:

Sanjeeta kk on September 9, 2010 at 6:50 PM said...

Congrats for the great feat!! A lovely recipe for the upcoming festival. Best wishes.

Niloufer Riyaz on September 9, 2010 at 8:39 PM said...

delicious kozhukattai's

Rachana on September 9, 2010 at 9:41 PM said...

Best wishes! Enjoy the festival!

jeyashrisuresh on September 9, 2010 at 10:22 PM said...

wish u a happy vinayakar chaturti

Akila on September 10, 2010 at 11:20 AM said...

advance vinaya chathurthi dear... pillaiyar padam super...


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Regards,
Akila






Dr.Sameena Prathap
on September 10, 2010 at 5:48 PM said...

Hi,

Nice recipe...here for the first time...

Sameena@

www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com
www.lovelypriyanka.blogspot.com

PJ on September 11, 2010 at 4:35 PM said...

Wish u a happy Ganesh Chathurthi Sara

RAKS KITCHEN on September 12, 2010 at 10:36 PM said...

Congrats on ur milestone! And hope your poojas went on great!

Preethi Sriram on September 13, 2010 at 5:27 AM said...

Great Feast dear Sara....

How are you. Wishing you happy ganesh chaturthi da...

Do visit my blog
http://preethisculinary.blogspot.com

Sanyukta Gour(Bayes) on September 14, 2010 at 2:15 AM said...

lovely feast sara.looks yum and wonderful step pics.i too made modaks on the arrival of lord ganesha...happy ganesh chaturthi to u n ur family....god bless...

Panchpakwan on September 14, 2010 at 5:00 AM said...

Lovely feast and Wish you happy ganesh chaturthi to you and your family..

Saraswathi Iyer on September 15, 2010 at 11:00 AM said...

Thank you friends.

kranthi on November 9, 2011 at 1:19 PM said...

looks so yummy

Seema on November 9, 2011 at 7:06 PM said...

lovely recipe.Thanks for sharing.

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