Pacha Payaru Poorna Kozhukattai / Green gram modak

Written by: 7aumsuvai

 Kozhukattai is a sweet dish traditionally prepared during Vinayaka Chaturthi festival. Its steamed rice flour dumpling with sweet filling inside.

Ingredients: Outer layer:
  • Idiyappam flour/rice flour-1 to 2 cups
  • Salt to taste
  • Hot water as needed
  • Sesame oil-1 tbsp
Sweet stuffing/Poornam:
  • Coconut-1/4 to 1/2 cup(grated)
  • Pachai payaru/green gram-1 cup
  • Jaggery - 1 cup
  • Cardamon-1/4 tsp
  • Ghee - 1 tsp
Preparation method:
  1. Take a mixing bowl, add rice flour and required salt, mix well thoroughly. Meanwhile, bring water to a rolling boil as shown in the picture.
  2. Add hot water little by little into the rice flour and mix well with a ladle as it will be very hot to handle. Then add sesame oil and mix well.
  3. Consistency of dough should be a soft and pliable dough. Cover with a lid and keep it aside until use.
Making of filling:
  1. Wash and cook green gram in enough water until it is soft. Set it aside.
  2. Take a cup of jagger powder and a little water to melt. Once melted, filter it to remove any impurities. Bring back the filtered jaggery syrup to the same pan.
  3. Add coconut grated, cardamom powder, ghee and finally cooked dal, mix well and continue to cook until it gets thick.Switch off the stove and cool completely.

Making of dumplings:
  1. Now we have to make the kozhukattai and keep the poornam inside. Lot of ready made achu is available. But if you dont have achu also no problem.
  2. Apply oil on your left hand take a small amount of rice flour make a ball then press the flour with the other hand. Keep the poornam inside and cover nicely.
  3. Place the kozhukattais in the idli plate or any steamer for 9 to 10 minutes and steam until cooked.

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