Thursday, 20 September 2012

Vinaayagar Chaturthi Special Kozukattai / Modak

Vinaayagar Chaturthi Special Kozukattai / Modak

For Dough
1 Cup Rice Flour
1 Cup Water
2 tsp Cooking Oil / ghee / Sesame oil
½ tsp Salt

For Filling
2 Cups Grated Coconut
1 Cup Grated Jaggery
1 tsp Cardamom Powder


For Dough

1. In a wok boil the water.

2. Add oil and salt in the boiling water.

3. Now add the rice flour while stirring continuously and keep it aside for 2-3 minutes

4. Grease your palm and knead the dough properly and cover it with wet cloth

For Filling

1. Take a wok roast the grated coconut for 5 minutes in low flame, now add jaggery.

2. Stir till jaggery melts and mixture blend together.

3. Finally add cardamom powder and mix it properly and keep it aside.

4. Now make small balls by greasing your hands.

How to assemble

1. Make a big goose berry sized ball from the dough by greasing you hands and flatten the ball with the help of your fingers.

2. Now place the filling in the center and bring all the corners or ends (of dough) towards the center and give proper shape of kozukattai / Modak

3. Repeat the same process for rest of the kozukattais / Modaks

4. Place all the kozukattais / Modaks in a steamer / Idli cooker and steam it for 10 – 15 Minutes and enjoy.

Note: You can add food color to dough to make modak very appealing. (tried with Jalebi color)

Thanks and Regards,

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