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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sweet Kozhukattai and Sweet Modak

Sweet Kozhukattai
Kozhukattai is a South Indian sweet dumplings prepared on Vinayagar Chaturthi. It is celebrated on the birthday of Lord Ganesha, son of Lord Shiva and Lord Parvathi. Sweet Kozhukattai is also known as Modak or Modakkam in some places. I have used store bought rice flour in the preparation of this sweet kozhukattai. Jaggery can be adjusted to your needs. A very simple, quick, instant festival recipe. I have already posted savoury version of Kozhukattai.Please check below for step by step instructions and pictures for preparing South Indian Festival recipe - Sweet Kozhukattai. 


Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Ready in : 30 mins
Yields:  10-12 sweets

Ingredients:
Table 1:
Rice Flour | Arisi Maavu                        3/4 Cup
Oil1 tsp
SaltAs needed 
Hot waterAs needed 

Table 2:
Jaggery | Vellam | Karumbu Chakkarai2 Nos       
Shredded coconut1/4 Cup
Dry fruits (cashews, pista, raisins)2 tbsp

Instructions:
  • Take rice flour in a bowl. Add 1 tsp of Oil and salt.
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  • Little by little add hot water and prepare a soft dough (similar to chappati dough)
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  • Prepare jaggery syrup by melting jaggery in 1/4 cup of water. When the syrup boils, add shredded coconut and dry fruits. Cook the jaggery syrup by stirring it continuously till it thickens.
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  • Take a fraction of a dough and make a ball the size of a medium lemon. Flatten the balls to 4-5 inches in diameter.
For Half moon shape:
  • Place the jaggery coconut mixture and close the flattened rice ball as shown in picture below. Make a design at the edges of the kozhukattai using a fork as shown below.
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For Modak:
  • Place the jaggery coconut mixture in middle of flattened rice ball. Close the rice ball. 
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  • Heat Idli vessel. Apply oil on the idli plates. Steam cook  kozhukattai for 8-12 minutes.
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Tips:
Adding dry fruits is optional

11 comments:

  1. Perfectly done dear.. One of my fav sweets :)

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  2. very very perfect looking kozhukattais, simply superb...

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  3. I just love this sweet, not so much of the flour coating but that filling inside is so good. Never made before and usually buy one or two pieces from the shop.

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  4. Perfect kozhukattai.I love the last pic :)

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  5. Wow! Delicious and cute treats Nithya :-)

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  6. Wow love this one. Festivals are all coming up soon. making me miss home

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  7. lovely kozhukattai..looks so good and tempting

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  8. Super like, my all time steamed sweets..

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