Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Vinayakar Chathurthi Recipes

These are the recipes submitted to Purva and Priti's Festive Food- FF. Festive Food Event - FF

Recipe for Kozhukattai

For the dough:


Rice flour - 1 cup
Water - 1 1/2 cup
Oil - 1 tsp


Heat the water in a pan and add salt to it. Then add oil in the rice flour and keep aside.
When water boils add to the rice flour and mix well so that no lumps formed.
Then knead well by adding more warm water to make smooth dough.
Make small balls out of dough and keep aside.
For making the modakam take 2 small cups one with water and another with oil.
Just make like cup shape and fill with stuffing close the edges to make pear shape or just make circular shape and keep the filling and seal the edges and close it.
Then steam these for 10-15 min.

For stuffing:
I did three types of stuffings this time..

For coconut stuffing:
Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Jaggery - 1/4 cup (acc to your taste)
ghee - 1 tsp
Cardamom powder - a pinch

For Channa dal stuffing:
Channa dal - 1/4 cup
Grated coconut - 1/4 tsp
Jaggery - 1/4 cup
Ghee - 1 tsp
Cardamom powder - a pinch

For Sesame stuffing :
Sesame seeds - 1 tblspn
Grated coconut - 1/4 tsp
Jaggery - 1/4 cup
Ghee - 1 tsp
Cardamom powder - a pinch

Method :

Add jaggery and water and heat it till jaggery dissolves and add cardamom powder and keep aside.

For coconut stuffing:
Heat a tsp of ghee and add grated coconut and fry it for 5 min.
Then add jaggery, cardamom powder and mix well and keep aside.

For Sesame stuffing:
Fry the sesame in the pan and let it cool and powder it.
Then add melted jaggery, grated coconut, cardamom powder and mix well and use for stuffing.

For Channa dal stuffing:
Boil channa dal in cooker for 2 whistle. Let it cool and grind it once.
Then add melted jaggery, cardamom powder, grated coconut and mix well and use for stuffing.

Urad Dal Vada


Urad dal - 1 cup
Raw rice - 1 1/2 tsp
Ginger - small inch
Green chillies - 2-3
Onion - 1/4 cup
Hing - a pinch
Coriander leaves - 2-3 sprigs
Curry leaves - 3-4
Oil - for frying
Salt to taste

Soak urad dal and raw rice for 2 hrs.
Then grind urad dal, rice, green chillies, ginger by sprinkling water little by little. Keep aside.
Then add finely chopped onion, coriander leaves, curry leaves, hing, salt to taste.
Keep it in refrigerator for 10-15 min.
Take one small ziploc bag and wet with little water. Take small amount of batter and flatten it lightly, shape them into round or any shape and make a hole in the center.
Drop it in the hot oil very carefully, turning once in a while, deep fry till golden brown on both sides.
Remove from heat and drain in paper towel.

If you have added so many water while grinding add rice flour and little maida. ( But don't mix powder so much)


  1. Wow...that's a spread...looks so inviting..thanks for sending dear :)

  2. this looks really tempting....thank you for the lovely dishes

  3. Nice post, I am tempted too much by ur vadais..feel like munching one now !!


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