Kozhukattai recipe (sweet and savoury version) for Ganesh Chaturthi

Creative Saga wishes all its readers a Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!!!

Lord Ganesha has always been a favourite God equally among the children as well as the grown ups. Ganesh chatuturthi is celeberated in a grand manner in India . As children, we used to eagerly feast on the different types of modakam or kozhakattai on this day. My mom used to make the sweet and savoury fillings stuffed in rice flour shells as well as the in the maida/all purpose flour.

Pooja of Lord Ganesha at my place today morning- See picture below

Kozhukattai recipe (sweet and savoury version) for Ganesh Chaturthi
Offerings to The Lord- picture below
Kozhukattai recipe (sweet and savoury version) for Ganesh Chaturthi
I always thought this variety involves a very elaborate and labourious procedure and never attempted to make them. But this year, I was determined to learn it from my grand mom. I realized that it was not that difficult if you do not go wrong right from the beginning. So , I decided to post step by step pictures and procedure so that is easier for the beginners as well for my reference when I make them again. You can also try the easier version which I made last year.
Kozhukattai recipe (sweet and savoury version) for Ganesh Chaturthi

Sweet kozhukattai

Kozhukattai recipe (sweet and savoury version) for Ganesh Chaturthi

Uppu/savoury kozhukattai

Kozhukattai recipe (sweet and savoury version) for Ganesh ChaturthiCreative Saga wishes all its readers a Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!!! Lord Ganesha has always been a favourite God equally among the children as well as the grown ups. Ganesh chatuturthi is celeberated in a grand manner in India . As children, we used to eagerly feast on the different types of modakam or...

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    Ingredients

    For the outer shell
    Rice flour
    3- 4 cups
    Oil
    1tbsp
    Filling
    Sweet version/purnam
    Chana dal
    1cup
    Udid dal - (optional)
    1/4cup
    Jaggery
    1 cup
    Cardamom powder
    1tsp
    Coconut grated- (optional)
    1tbsp
    Kozhukattai recipe (sweet and savoury version) for Ganesh Chaturthi

    Savoury version-

    Kozhukattai recipe (sweet and savoury version) for Ganesh ChaturthiCreative Saga wishes all its readers a Happy Ganesh Chaturthi!!! Lord Ganesha has always been a favourite God equally among the children as well as the grown ups. Ganesh chatuturthi is celeberated in a grand manner in India . As children, we used to eagerly feast on the different types of modakam or...

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    • Coursedessert
    • Cuisinesouth indian
    • Cooking Time1 hourPT1H0M
    • Preparation Time30 minutesPT0H30M
    • Total Time1 hour, 30 minutesPT1H30M

    Ingredients

    Udid dal
    1cup
    Coconut gratings
    1/2 cup
    Mustard seeds
    1tsp
    Green chillies
    2-3
    Curry leaves
    1 sprig
    Salt
    to taste
    Oil- bsp
    1

    Steps

      For the outer shell-
    1. Heat 1/2 a cup of water in a heavy bottomed pan. Add a tablespoon of oil in it. In another bowl containing another half cup of water along with oil, add the rice flour in it and mix well into a thin consistency. Pour this in the pan.
      Kozhukattai recipe (sweet and savoury version) for Ganesh Chaturthi
    2. Keep stirring this mixture till it forms a thick paste.
      Kozhukattai recipe (sweet and savoury version) for Ganesh Chaturthi
      Add a tablesppon of maida in this and mix well. Maida will prevent formation of cracks when steamed.
    3. Allow this to cool a little.
    For the stuffing/poornam-
    1. You can make this the previous day itself and store it in the refrigerator.
    2. Sweet /poornam
    3. Roast chana dal and udid dal till they turn golden brown. Soak them in water till they turn soft. Grind this in a blender. Now melt the jaggery adding few drops of water. Add the dal paste along with cardamom powder and coconut gratings and keep stirring to a thick paste.( you should be able to make them into balls.
    4. Sweet poornam- picture below
      Kozhukattai recipe (sweet and savoury version) for Ganesh Chaturthi
    5. Savoury version-
    6. Soak udid dal for 2-3 hours. Blend this along with green chillies and salt to form a coarse mixture.(like that of the dal vadas)
    7. Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds and curry leaves and add the ground mixture along with coconut gratings. Stir for sometime. Shape them into oval pieces as shown in the picture below.
      Kozhukattai recipe (sweet and savoury version) for Ganesh Chaturthi
      Assembling them-
    8. Make thick discs with processed rice flour. Wet your palms with water/oil mixture so that the floour doesn't stick too much. Place the filling on the disc and seal them well.
    9. Kozhukattai recipe (sweet and savoury version) for Ganesh Chaturthi
      Kozhukattai recipe (sweet and savoury version) for Ganesh Chaturthi
      Steam the modaks/kozhakattais for around 15 minutes.
      Kozhukattai recipe (sweet and savoury version) for Ganesh Chaturthi