Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Modakam | Pillayarpatti Mothagam | Vinayagar Chathurthi Recipes

I love kozhukattais. The fact that they are steamed making them a healthy snack makes me want them more. I have been making them a lot lately. It makes a great snack for us and for the kid too. Yes, I have been making these sweet dumplings for his evening snack and he's been eating them happily. I first made this for Vinayagar Chathurthi when Sharmi posted it in her blog. The simplicity of the dumpling made me fall for it and I made it for the elephant lord's birthday.

And then I made it again when I was out of snack ideas for our evening tea. And then again and then it was repeated atleast once every week. It was easy to put together cos I made the powder and stored it an air tight container, that way whenever I have the feel to eat some sweet dumplings I am all-ready to go.

Preparation Time: 15 mins; Cooking time:20 mins; Makes - 10 medium sized

~*What U Need*~
Raw Rice - 1/2 cup
Moong Dal - 2 tbsp, heaped
Jaggery - 1/4 cup, heaped
Ghee - 2 tsps
Coconut - 2 tbsp
Water - 1 1/2 cups

How I Made it:
Dry roast raw rice till it is puffy and slightly brown. Do the same with moong dhal. Cool down and blend to a coarse powder like rava.

Melt jaggery in 1 cup of water. Strain to remove impurities. Return to the pan and add the remaining water. Allow to boil. Add the rice powder and keep stirring. Close with lid and cook for 3 mins. By this time, the rice should have absorbed most of the water and would have cooked. Add ghee and keep stirring.

It will form a ball. Pinch a small piece and roll it between your fingers. If it forms a ball then it is the correct stage. Add coconut, cardamom powder and switch off.

Cool down the mixture, grease your hands with ghee and roll them into lemon sized balls. Form modagams and steam cook for 10 mins.

Serve warm!!!

** My Notes:
** The modagams were less sweet so increase the jaggery if needed.
** The rice powder should be of coarse consistency like rava not a fine powder.
** Do not overcook more than 10 mins.

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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  1. Perfectly it.


  2. Very healthy and I love anything with jaggery and you have made it perfectly..

  3. delicious mothakam with lovely clicks.

  4. Mothakam looks delicious :) very cute looking too

  5. Delicious and cute little modhakam...

  6. they look delicious.. awesome snack for an eve too!

  7. Lovely.. they are really delicious.

  8. very very cute and delicious modak :) looks super yummy !!

  9. Even i can have a plate of this delicious modakams..

  10. deliciously done wonderful to snack


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