Lord Ganesh favorite kolukattai, my favorite too, i hope it is everyones favorite..It turns out so tasty when made the right way. One my relative, make the melt in mouth and the softest modak, but she makes it round shape and not with the mould. She makes it really tiny, it is delicious..For more kozhukattai recipe check this link, i have pidi kozhukattai, elai paniyaram, paal kozhukattai..If you are looking for savoury kozhukattai, check out my rava kozhukattai, oats kozhukattai, aval kozhukattai and many more..
I hope you will love this recipe..Please try this and let me know how it turns out..
Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time : 1 hour
Makes : 12 to 15 modak
Rice Flour / Store Bought Arisi Mavu - 1 cup
Salt a pinch
Hot Boiling Water as needed
Gingelly Oil - 2 tsp + more for greasing mould
Jaggery / Sarkarai / Palm Sugar - 1.5 cup
Water - 1/2 cup
Fresh Coconut - 1.5 cup grated
Cardamom Powder / Yelakai podi- 1 tsp
Ghee - 1 tsp
Take coconut in a blender and pulse it few times till it is fine.
Take jaggery and water in a sauce pan and heat till it is melted. Strain and set aside.
Pour this back into the same kadai. Add in coconut and mix well.
Keep cooking this till it is thick. Add in cardamom powder, ghee and mix well. Remove this to a bowl and allow it to cool down.
Now make the dough. Take water in a sauce pan, add in salt and 1 tsp of oil. Once the water reaches a boil add in rice flour and mix well. It will become like a sticky dough.
Now remove this to a bowl and let it cool for 15 mins. Once it is cooled, add in 1 tsp of oil and make it into a soft dough.
Now take modak mould and grease it lightly. Take small portion of dough and spread it evenly in mould. Place the filling in and cover it with more dough.Now release the mould, you will have a modak.
Take a small portion of dough and flatten it thinly. Place a small ball of filling in it and cover it. Roll it between your hands to Smoothen it.
Now place this in a steamer and steam it for 8 to 10 mins.
Let it cool for 5 mins before removing and serve.
CHECK OUT THIS QUICK VIDEO:
|Take coconut in a blender and pulse it few times..|
|Take jaggery and water in a kadai|
|Heat till it is melted|
|Clean jaggery water|
|take it in a kadai|
|add in coconut|
|bring it to a boil|
|cook for few mins till it gets thick|
|Cook till the mix is thick|
|Add in cardamom powder|
|remove it to a bowl and let it cool..|
|Heat water in a sauce pan|
|add in a touch of salt|
|Add some oil|
|Bring it to a boil|
|Take it of heat and add in rice flour|
|remove this to a bowl and allow it to cool down|
|add a tsp of oil|
|make it into a soft dough|
|Now shape the filling into small balls|
|This is how it looks|
|Grease it with some oil|
|take a small ball of dough|
|use your fingers to spread it|
|just like this|
|place the filling inside|
|and cover it with some more dough|
|now open the mould|
|tada..you have a modak|
|If you dont have mould, You take small ball of dough|
|use your fingers to spread it|
|spread it thinly|
|place a ball in the center|
|cover it up|
|so it is smooth|
|I made half into modak shape|
|and half into ball shape|
|Place it in a steamer|
|Bring water to a boil|
|Place the modak plate in the steamer|
|cover it and steam|
|for 8 to 10 mins|