Chana Dal Modak / Kadalai Paruppu Kozhukattai / Split black chickpeas Dumplings

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
  • Water

Chana Dal/ Kadalai Paruppu /Split black chickpeas Filling
  • 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

For Seasoning:
  • 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

Kozhakattai/ Modak Mehod: 

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 it


Step 03) Heat 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


Step 04) Take the gooseberry size dough and make a shape like cup and add teaspoon full of Kadalai Paruppu stuffing and seal it nicely and give the shape as per below picture or any other modak shape of your choice.


Step 05) Repeat till all the dough and stuffing is used up. Steam the modak/ Kozhukattai in idli steamer for 15 mins.

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