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.

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Modak/Kozhakattai recipe(deep fried) for Ganesh Chathurthi!!! Yum
Course dessert
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course dessert
Cuisine indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  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. Repeat the same with all the balls. Deep fry them to a golden colour.
Recipe Notes

I am sending this to Purva and priti who are hosting the Indian festive food event!!

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21 thoughts on “Modak/Kozhakattai recipe(deep fried) for Ganesh Chathurthi!!!”

  1. Happy Ganesh Chaturthi Sowmya to you and your family. Modak’s look good..I am yet to blog mine 🙂 and send them to Purva..

  2. Hi Sowmya, happy ganesh chathurthi to you and family. i too just made modak, posted it, and send it to Purva’s event 🙂

  3. Happy Ganesh chaturthi Sowmya! Getting the right consistency of the rice flour dough has been a little tricky for me. Your version sounds yumm 🙂

  4. Happy Ganesh chathurthi to you Sowmya..those modaks look soooo pretty..and deep frying them is a good idea,I never seem to get it right with the steamed ones with rice flour..great entry!!

  5. I love this version of modhakum. Deep fried and crunchy on the outside but sweet on the inside. YUM. Happy Ganesh chathurthi sowmya.

  6. Even I made Modak for Ganesh Chaturthi….but this was new for me…frying the modaks…will try your version for sure..
    Thank you for the authentic lovely entry

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