Modhakams or Kozhukatai is a very famous dish done especially during Ganesha chaturthi. It is very tasty too…. There are lot varieties of Modhakams, one of it is this. Sweet….. I love all variety of modhakams. Its very nice to look and to eat…… 😀 So try it and enjoy……..
Yields 20-30 modhakams
Raw rice – 1/2 cup (washed & soaked in hot water for 1 hour)
Refined oil – 4 tbsp
Grated coconut – ½ cup
Jaggery – ¼ cup
Channa dhal – 1 tbsp
Cardamom powder – ½ tbsp
Ghee – 2 tbsp
Preparation of Modhakam dough:
- Grind the soaked rice into a fine batter. It should be like thick butter milk. For testing just wet one finger in the batter and draw a line. It should be a clean line.
- Take a non-stick vessel and grease it with oil. Grease the whole vessel so that the dough will not get stick to the vessel.
- Now heat the vessel and add the batter. Stir it continuously, without break. Keep it in medium flame.
- It will get cooked and become dough. Use a wooden or non-stick spatula for stirring.
- Once it has become like one big dough ball (as in the picture) remove from flame and keep it aside.
Preparation of Stuffing:
- Heat ghee in a vessel, add channa dhal, jaggery and little water.
- When the jaggery is melted, add the grated coconut and cardamom powder.
- Stir well till it becomes thick. Remove from flame and keep it aside.
Preparation of Modhakam:
- Take a little bit of dough and make a small ball (ping pong ball size).
- Spread little oil in hand and make a cup shape out of the ball. If you can’t make a cup just press it by hand or by a presser and make it flat.
- Add 1 spoon of stuffing in the flat dough and close the ends together.
- That will be like a ball again. Make the tip sharp so that it will look as shown in the picture.
- Repeat the same procedure for all and keep it aside.
- Steam the modhakas in Idli cooker or pressure cooker for 5-10 mins in medium flame.
- Remove from flame and serve hot.
Grease the plate with little oil, place the modhakas and cook. So that the modhakas will not stick to the plate.
If you have left over dough, you do the spicy modhakam (Recipe will be posted soon). If you have sweet stuffing left, you can have it just like that….. hehehe 😀