Vella Kozhukattai (Sweet Modak)
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Vella Kozhukattai (Sweet Modak)

Vella Kozhukattai is yet another tasty variation of Kozhukattai and this is prepared as an offering to God on Ganesh Chathurthi.

Meenakshy Ramachandran

Ingredients

4-serving
  1. 1 Cup Rice Flour
  2. 2 Cups Water
  3. 1 Cup Coconut Grated
  4. 1/2 Cup Jaggery Grated
  5. 1 Pinch Cardamom
  6. 1 Teaspoon Ghee

Method

20 mins
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    To prepare the outer cover: Boil 1 cup of water in a vessel. When the water boils, add rice flour to it and mix well till no lumps remain.

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    Turn off the flame and knead the dough once more using your hand till it is smooth enough. Prepare small dough balls out of it.

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    To prepare the filling: Boil 1 cup of water in a vessel. When the water boils, add powdered jaggery to it and allow it to melt.

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    Sieve the jaggery mixture through a muslin cloth.

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    Heat the strained jaggery mixture till it thickens. When it thickens, add grated coconut to it and mix well. Add a pinch of cardamom powder as well.

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    Keep on sauteing till the coconut jaggery filling is thick enough. Add a teaspoon of ghee to it and mix well. Prepare small balls out of the filling

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    To prepare the kozhukattai: Take a dough ball. Grease your finger tips with oil. Using a little water and oil, prepare a depression and keep on shaping it till it appears like an earthen lamp. (see pic)

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    Drop a filling ball in the depression and gently fold the ends together and close it towards the top of the filling.

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    Shape the tip such that it appears pointed (see pics)

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    Repeat the same for the other balls of dough and filling. When you are done with shaping the modaks, steam the modaks in a steam cooker for 20 minutes.

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