Kozhukattai | Modakam

Posted on April 21st, 2009

Kozhukattai or Modakams are rice dumplings filled with sweet coconut mix called pooranam. Modakams are offered to Lord Ganesha during the Vinayaka chaturthi pooja. All of us in our house love this sweet treat. Here am posting the Kozhukattai recipe (followed exact measurements that amma gave :D )

Kozhukattai | Modakam

Kozhukattai | Modakam


Raw rice: 1 cup
Coconut (Grated): 1 cup
Jaggery: 1 cup
Elachi (Cardamom) powder: 2 tsps
Sugar: 2 tsps
Milk: 1/4 cup

Preparation Method:

  • Wash rice and soak it in water for about 5 mins.
  • Drain the water completely and dry it in shade for couple of hrs.
  • Grind the dried rice into fine powder.
  • Slightly fry the rice flour for 1-2 mins.
  • Heat 1 cup of water.
  • Add milk and sugar to the water and allow it to boil.
  • As it boils, change the flame to low and then slowly add rice flour.
  • Keep stirring.
  • Rice flour and water should mix very well.
  • Remove the dough from the stove and keep it aside.
  • Meanwhile prepare the pooranam.
    • Add 2 tsps of water and heat the jaggery.
    • Once the jaggery gets completed dissolved and starts boiling add the grated coconut.
    • Keep stirring for few 2-3 mins.
    • Remove the mixture from the stove and add elachi powder to it.
  • Make small balls out of the rice flour dough.
  • Press it in your palm and flatten it or make it as a cup.
  • Make small ball out of the pooranam that we had prepared.
  • Place the pooranam in the dough and close it.
  • While stuffing the pooranam, seal it completely.
  • The pooranam placed within the rice flour dough should not be visible.
  • Place the sweet dumplings on a idly plate and steam cook it for 7-10 mins.
  • Kozhukattais are ready to relish!

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14 Responses to “Kozhukattai | Modakam”

  1. mahimaa Says:

    hey kozhakattai is my fav…though i never get it perfect. lol. yours look so good. sapda varlama?

    thanks for the award dearie.


  2. Pooja Says:

    We call this jilledu kayalu in telugu anu..I love this sweet..looks tempting..Congrats Anu..


  3. vicky Xavier Says:

    Congrats and thanks for the award dear. Kolukkattai looks delicious.
    Perfectly sealed and in shape.


  4. Priya Sriram Says:

    Poorna kolukkattai is my all time favourite sweet! Used to finish the plate off during Vinayaka chaturthi! :D
    Congrats on the award Anu! And thanks for sharing it with me too :D


  5. varunavi Says:

    Great recipe, i had a aunty who used to live in mumbai,she used to make modak for us.


  6. varunavi Says:

    Ops forgot to convey my congrats to u and thanx a lot for awarding me:)


  7. AnuSriram Says:

    Wow.. you got it perfect! Delicious! Everytime i make it, either the jaggery comes out while steaming or the dough becomes thick with little jaggery inside.. :D Love them… Congrats on ur award and thanks for thinking about me..


  8. Sheela Says:

    Hello Anu, Thanks for stopping by! You have quite an interesting set of recipes here – I love Ven Pongal and the chutney looks delicious!


  9. Divya Vikram Says:

    That looks lovely. Love kozhukattai.. Thanks for sharing the award with me!!


  10. Anu Says:

    Thanks friends. As always am happy to receive all your wonderful encouraging feedback :)


  11. lissie Says:

    Congratulations for your award! Kozhukattai is my favorite…they look yumm!


  12. chan Says:

    Modhakapryia Gajanana, Now I knw why Modhakas are delicious.
    The sathvic food also depends on the way it is prepared.
    Without a tear, without sweating and without the worry of the outcome!
    All tally with Vigneshvara the God who removes all obstacles.
    Modhakas bring celestial joy!
    Keep it up!


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