I am happy that this year i could able to cover most versions of Kozhakattai's/modak/ dumplings :) Still Uppu kozhakattai and Pidi Kozhakattai are pending. Will post it later. Ganesh Chaturthi | Vinayakar Chaturthi 9th day Prasadam as Split black chickpeas dumplings /Kadalai Paruppu Kozhakattai.
“Prasadam” means an edible food that is first offered to a God / deity and then distributed in his/her name to followers/others as good sign.
Here are different types of Modak for Ganesh Chaturthi Recipes:
First day -> Fried Modak
Second day -> Vella Kozhakattai / Ukadiche Modak
Third Day -> Thill /Ellu Kozhakattai
Fourth Day -> Semiya Payasam / Vermicelli Kheer
Fifth Day -> Moong Dal Payasam/ Kheer
Sixth Day -> Aarsimav Ammini Kozhakattai or Pearl Modak
Seventh Day -> Kollu Sundal
Eighth Day -> Ulundu Kozhakattai
Ninth Day is -> Kadalai Paruppu Kozhakattai
Tenth Day -> Phirni
For Kozhakattai / Modak Outer Shell:
- Rice Flour - 1 cup
- Salt to taste
- Chana Dal / Kadalai Paruppu/ split black chickpeas - 1/2 Cup (Grown in Indian subcontinent- Available in Indian Store)
- Whole Red chili- 4 to 5 nos
- Salt to taste
- Mustard Seeds / Kadukku - 1 tsp
- Udrud Dal/ Ulutham Paruppu/ White Lentil - 1 tsp (Grown in Indian subcontinent- Available in Indian Store)
- Hing / Pinch of asafoetida - 1/4 tsp
- Turmeric Powder - 1 tsp (optional)
- Curry Leaves Few
Step 01) In a bowl add rice flour and salt without lumps mix it with 1 cup of water
Step 02) Put a reasonable sized heavy bottom pan on the range and heat 1 cup of water and bring to boil, Keep the flame in slow and then add the rice flour mixture and stir it nicely until it makes nice shiny dough
For Kadali Paruppu / Chana Dal Filling Method:
Step 01) Soak the dal/lentil and whole red chili for 1 hr. Drain and grind with tbsp of water. Add salt and mix well
Step 02) Steam the filling for 10 mins. Let it cool and then crumble itHeat a pan with a teaspoon of oil, add the seeds and allow them to splutter. Add curry leaves and red chili. Add kadalai paruppu/chana dal crumble add a turmeric powder, lemon juice and mix it well
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