Friday, 20 July 2007

Kozhukattai / Mothagam

All Fridays in the month of Aadi(Tamil month) are considered auspicious and on the first Friday it is a custom to make Kozhukattai or Mothagam (Sanskrit) for Lord Ganesha.

It is believed that Lord Ganesha's favourite dish is Mothagam and hence his name 'Modhagapriyan'.
I have been busy the whole day running around with my personal stuffs. But somehow I wanted to post this dish today. I managed to get my time now (it is 11.40 P.M :D) and here you go.

Rice flour - 1.5 Cup(s)
Water - 1 Cup
Jaggery - 7-8 pieces
Grated Coconut - 1/2 cup
Sesame Oil - 1 Tsp
Cardamom - 2
Salt - 1 Tsp

  1. Boil water in a pan.Add Salt and Sesame oil.
  2. Once water starts boiling, gradually add the rice flour. Mix it well and see to that no lumps are formed.
  3. Allow it to cool. It should be in Chapati consistency.
  4. For preparing pooranam (coconut sweet), in a pan add jaggery, sprinkle water and allow it to melt. Do not add more water.
  5. Powder cardamom seeds.
  6. Once jaggery starts melting add coconut and cardamom powder and keep mixing for sometime.
  7. Allow it to cool.
  8. Now form balls with the rice flour and small balls with the coconut sweet.
  9. Make a cup like structure or a flat structure (whichever is comfortable) with the rice flour and place the coconut sweet ball in it.
  10. Close the cup leaving a beak like appearance.
  11. Steam the Kozhukattai for 10 mins.
  12. Your sweet is ready !

Have a nice day !


Prema Sundar said...

Hi ,
Thanks for visiting my blog. This is my first time in ur blog.
Kozhukattai looks very nice. I make this once in a month for sankatahara chaturthi.

Sharmi said...

hey I am happy to discover your food blog. I am crazy about kozhukatti. nice way of explaining them.

archana said...

We call this modak in marathi.The rice flour dough is looking so soft and smooth mine never comes out like this. I will try your recipe next time. Thanx for sharing this recipe :)

Manasi said...

HI!!! Nice recipe!! we call it Modak in Marathi! I love these.. wish I could have a few!

Raghu Ram Prasad said...

'Modhagapriyan' what a delicious sweet dish you have given me....i wil l try ...thanks for visiting

Asha said...

YUM!! Almost like sweet Kadubu we make!:))

SeeC said...

Prema, Thanks for your time in visiting. I wish to make it often...but dont :)

Thanks for stopping by Sharmi.
I just cant stop having it.

Thanks Archana.
Try adding Sesame oil.
Try out and let me know.

Thanks for stopping by Manasi.
Easy and tasty sweet to have.

Thanks Raghu. Try it and you will like it.

Thanks Asha.
Kadubu ! May be I should try it :)

USHA said...

Hi Seec,
Kozhukatti...looks perfect...betwen step by step picture really tempts alot...

Suganya said...

Its my absolute fav.. if only somebody prepares for me :D... You have a lot of patience.

Kajal said...

First time visit your blog.....come from Mansi blog.....great recipe here.......Thanks for sharing very nice recipe. Kozhukattai looks very nice. TC.:)

SeeC said...

Thanks usha.

Thanks for stopping by Suganya. It is very easy to prepare. You can try it.

Thanks for stopping by Kajal and thanks for your comments too :)

Vcuisine said...

A perfect Neivadiyam on Adi Velli.Very nice photos SeeC. Viji

SeeC said...

Thanks Viji.

Sophie said...

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Madhu's cooking gallery said...

Kozhukattai looks super yum! Nice instructive pics!

Anu said...

Kozhukattais look very very inviting :) Loved ur food blog and the wonderful recipes displayed here!

I have posted my version of Kozhukattai in my blog My Scrawls. Do visit my blog in ur free time. Would be happy to receive ur comments :)

Anonymous said...

Just tried it for Ganesha festival 08/23/2009, quick and easy. Tasted awesome. One issue I had was rice flour dough was chewy, sometime I have to correct next year.