Monday, November 26, 2012

Sweet kozhukattai | Modak (coconut filling)

I made this for Ganesh Chatruthi. But it took so long for me to post. I have already posted Sweet kozhukattai under the same title but with peanut stuffing. This time I used coconut and brown sugar. You can either use jaggery or brown sugar. I was so lazy to grate the jaggery, so used sugar. The taste didn't differ at all. It was so easy too.

If you don't have rice flour you can soak the rice and do. That would be more softer too, for that kind of base see sweet kozhukattai

Ingredients:
  • Rice flour - 1 cup
  • Water - 1 cup (may be more 1/4 cup)
  • Salt - as per taste
  • Oil - 1 tsp
For filling:
  • Coconut - 1/2 cup
  • Brown sugar or jaggery - 1/4 cup
  • Cashew - 1 tsp
  • Cardamon powder - 1/4 tsp

Method:

Heat the pan with grated coconut and brown sugar in a medium flame. Add the cardamon powder and roasted cashews and give a nice stir till it thickens and forms into a ball. Switch it off. Allow it to cool and make small balls.

In a wide pan add the rice flour and salt. Meanwhile boil the water. Add the water little by little to the flour and mix in the ladle.(I used 1 and 1/4 cup of water) Allow to cool then add a tsp of oil in your hand and knead the dough to a smoother consistency.
Grease the mold or hands with oil. Make a lemon size ball and flatten them thin by hand or using the rolling pin. 
 In the center keep the coconut balls and close it. Press the other half to stick together as given below
Seal it carefully and press and fold to form a design or simply press with fork at the ends. steam the modaks or kozhukattais in the steamer for 10 minutes.
Let it cool completely and remove carefully without breaking.


Note:
  • I used idiyappam flour here. It took more than a cup of water for me. So see the water level to form the dough.
  • Filling can be done and stored in refrigerator too.
  • You can mold them like money bag too.

17 comments:

divya said...

looks great.. drooling here :)

Sangeetha said...
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Sangeetha said...

Coconut Jaggery Filling is my fav, this with brown sugar sounds interesting n nice idea too...delicious looking modaks!

Shweta in the Kitchen said...

I made the fried version for Ganesh Chathurti...yours have come out so perfect. Delicious

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Sangeetha Nambi said...

Really tempting me to taste it...
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Sumithra said...

Its looks yummy...........

Aruna Manikandan said...

looks perfect and delicious :)

Priya said...

Cuties, they looks super prefect and very tempting.

jeyashrisuresh said...

Looks syper tempting, craving for this now

Anu said...

Nice dish..they looks so perfect..

PT said...

liked your first click.. well made..

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Looks perfect....I love this sweet anytime

Sriya said...

very yummy and tempting modaks ...love to have them
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Amina said...

modaks look perfect and delicious.. beautiful clicks...

Hema said...

Looks so cute, and nice tasty filling..

Mahi said...

Kozhukkattai looks cute! I had the same kind of mold back home! :)

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