Modak/Kozhakattai recipe(deep fried) for Ganesh Chathurthi!!!

Modak/Kozhakattai recipe(deep fried) for Ganesh Chathurthi!!!

I thought of blogging about my modaks today itself though I was a bit busy as well as tired. We did not have a elaborate pooja. I and my one year old kid celebrated ganesh chathurthi doing a Ganapati arti and neivedyam .

Traditionally in Tamilnadu, the modaks or kozhakattais are made by stuffing the poornam in processed rice flour and steaming it. But the laborious process was difficult for me to manage along with the kid. So I made by the easier version though this was also a bit time consuming. It tasted good. So here is how I made them.

Modak/Kozhakattai recipe(deep fried) for Ganesh Chathurthi!!!I thought of blogging about my modaks today itself though I was a bit busy as well as tired. We did not have a elaborate pooja. I and my one year old kid celebrated ganesh chathurthi doing a Ganapati arti and neivedyam . Traditionally in Tamilnadu, the modaks or kozhakattais are made by stuffing the...

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  • Coursedessert
  • Cuisineindian
  • Cooking Time30 minutesPT0H30M
  • Preparation Time20 minutesPT0H20M
  • Total Time50 minutesPT0H50M

Ingredients

Outer cover
Plain flour/maida
1cup
Salt
1tsp
Ghee
1tsp
Stuffing/poornam/puran
Grated coconut
1cup
Jaggery
1cup
Cardamom powder
1tsp
Grated nutmeg
a small pinch
Milk- (optional,can do without milk also)
1/2cup
Ghee
1tbspn
Oil for deep frying

Steps

  1. Make a smooth dough with the flour adding salt and ghee with some water. Keep it aside.
  2. Now for the stuffing preperation, heat a heavy bottomed pan. Add jaggery and stir till it liquifies. Now add grated coconut, cardamon powder ,nutmeg. Mix well. Take care, it does not stick to the bottom of the pan and burn. Now add milk if using. Keep stirring till it thickens adding ghee in between.
  3. Now make small balls with the dough. Roll each ball into a small circle. Keep the sweet stuffing in the center and seal from the top as shown in the picture below.
  4. Modak/Kozhakattai recipe(deep fried) for Ganesh Chathurthi!!!
    Repeat the same with all the balls. Deep fry them to a golden colour.
Modak/Kozhakattai recipe(deep fried) for Ganesh Chathurthi!!!
Modak/Kozhakattai recipe(deep fried) for Ganesh Chathurthi!!!
I am sending this to Purva and priti who are hosting the Indian festive food event!!