Mothagam for Vinayagar Chathurthi with step by step pictures | Sweet Purana Kozhukattai Recipe

Vinayagar Chathurthi Kozhukattai Recipes
Wishing you all Happy Vinayagar Chathurthi before i start.Here i updated the step by step pictures for kozhukattai.Please do check out other kozhukattai recipes like Sweet sesame kozhukattai,Savoury amini kozhukattai ,Savoury Urad Dal Kozhukattai.                     
For Poranam:
1 cup Channa dhal
1/2 cup grated Coconut
1/4 cup grated Jaggery
1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder
1/3 cup water 
For outer Cover:
1 cup Rice flour
2 cups water
2 tsp Sesame oil
1/3 tsp Salt

How to Make Outer Cover For Kozhukattai:
  • Boil the water in a pan with sesame oil and salt.
  • Switch of the stove and then add the prepared rice flour and mix well using the laddle for few minutes.
  • Once the dough mixed well,leave it for 2 minutes and agin knead it using your hand ,till it becomes soft.
  • Cover it with a wet cloth otherwise it will get dry soon.Meanwhile prepare the filling.
How to Make Puranam:
  • Soak the channa dal for 15 mins in water and then pressure cook well till it become soft.
  • Drain the water and then grind it in mixie,keep aside.
  • Add the grated jaggery and water and let it to boil.After few minutes strain the impurities and then again boil it, till it becomes thick.
  • Add the cardamom powder and dal into the kadai and let it cook, till it become thick puranam.
  • Add the grated coconut and mix will.You can add the dry roasted coconut also if you are going to use the puranam next day.
  • Mix well and cook till the puranam becomes thick.Let it cool for sometime.

    Method of Preparation of Mothagam:

  • Now take the outer layer dough and make it into lemon sized balls.
  • Take a zip lock cover and greece it with oil and then keep the ball over it.Flatten it using your finger. Keep the pooranam in the middle of the flour.
  • If u have the mould just keep the flour inside the mould and close it as shown in the picture.
  • You will get the nice shape of the Mothagam.
  • Steam the Mothagam in a steamer/idly cooker.Once it steam well, take it out  and serve for vinayagar. Here is the mothagam is ready for nevediyum.
Here I used the Mothagam mould,if u don’t have the mould simply flatten the ball and then close.Gently press the corners and steam it.

Do try this and enjoy!!!

Happy Vinayagar Chathurthi to all


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  1. says

    Thanks for ur lovely comments.

    Thanks shabitha for the comment and happy vinayagar chathurthi for u and to ur family…
    Khozhukattai and Mothagam are same.Mothagam is the sanskrit name for khozhukattai.People prepare khozhukattai in different,different style.Some poeple prepare it using raw rice flour,iddiyapam flour differs.It has several version also savoury,sweet etc.This is my style of preparation.Thanks for visiting my space.

  2. says

    Happy Ganesha Chaturthi to you and your family. Hope Lord Ganesha brings happiness and peace in your life.
    Modaks looks lovely and delicious. Very beautiful presentation.

  3. says

    Happy vinayaka chathurthi to you too dear :)

    Lovely and perfect looking modak :) Ganesha would have been really pleased with your offerings. :)

    I used the same kind of mould too, but did it in a slightly different way. :) and the filling was different too.

  4. says

    These Modaks are lovely, truly a feast for the festive season…
    You have a wonderful blog dear, and the pictures you put up explaining the recipe makes it great for a novice like me!!
    Will come here often:)

  5. says

    hi prema..thank you for visiting your comments are highly appreciated..luved this modak,looks perfect and yum,like the modak mould too..bookmarked !

  6. says

    இதை கையிலேயே வணக்கம் செய்வது போல்
    உருண்டை போல் தான் செய்வேன்,
    அடுத்த் முறை ஊருக்கு போனா மோதக அச்சு வாங்கி வரனும்
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