Ulundu Kozhukattai / White Lentil Dumplings

Ganesh Chaturthi | Vinayakar Chaturthi 8th day Prasadam as Ulundu Kozhakattai / White Lentils Dumplings. 

“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. 

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 is Ulundu Kozhakattai

For Kozhakattai / Modak / Dumplings Outer Shell:
  • Rice Flour - 1 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Water

Uludu Filling
  • Urud Dal / Ulundu / White Lentils - 1/2 Cup (grown in Indian subcontinent- Available in Indian Store) 
  • Toor Dal / Tuvaram Paruppu / Yellow Pigeon Peas- 1 tbsp (grown in Indian subcontinent- Available in Indian Store)
  • Whole Red Chili- 4 to 5 nos
  • Salt to taste

For Seasoning:
  • Mustard Seeds  - 1 tsp
  • Urud Dal/ Ulunda Paruppu/ White Lentils  - 1 tsp
  • 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 Uludu Paruppu Filling Method:

Step 01) Soak both the lentils for 1 hr.  Drain and grind along with red chilies, along with salt and ginger with tbsp of water.  


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 ulundu paruppu filling 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 ulundu stuffing and seal it nicely pinching from your fingers as per below picture shape


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


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