Kozhukattai Recipes – How to make Kozhukattai?

View the process to make different types of Kozhukattai Recipes, which is usually prepared on ‘Ganesh-chaturdashi’ as it is considered to be the favorite dish of Lord Ganesha.

Today is ‘Ganesh-Chaturthi’ and it is celebrated all over India in a grand manner. Kozhukattai is the favorite dish of Lord Ganesha so people usually prepare it on ‘Ganesh-Chaturthi’. Kozhukattai is one of the most popular recipes of Kerala and it is also recognized as ‘Modak’. This dish takes a little time to prepare, however the taste is worth the wait. To know how to prepare Modak, refer the following article.

Modak is prepared with rice flour, coconut and jaggery stuffing. Majority of the people think that it is a must to make Modak on the very first day of Ganesh Chaturthi. Without Modak, the celebrations are regarded incomplete. ‘Modak’ are sweet and scrumptious to taste. Modak is a sweet dish, which originated in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is customary to offer twenty one or hundred and eight modaks to Lord Ganesha. Modak is either steam-cooked or fried.

Recipes of Kozhukattai (Modak)

Modak Recipe

Kozhukattai Recipes – How to make Kozhukattai?


  • 3 cups Rice Flour
  • 6 tsp Oil
  • 4 cups Grated Coconut
  • 2 cups Sugar or Powdered Jaggery
  • 6 cups Water
  • A little Milk

Method of preparation: First of all bring the water to a boil and add oil into it for the outer covering. Take off heat. After that add the rice flour, little by little to avoid lumps and cover the mixture and let it cool. When it is cool, knead it well into dough with a smooth finish in such a way that it should sparkle. Then in a heavy-bottomed pan take the coconut and Jaggery / sugar for the stuffing and add milk. Keep on low flame with stirring. Stir and take off heat. The mixture should be dry and turn a shade darker. Now make balls with the (covering) dough. Flatten them on the palm into a circle and put the stuffing in it. Cover it completely with the dough and fold the edges tapering to the centre. After that steam-cook the modaks in a cooker for 15 minutes until it is done.

Fried Modak Recipe

Kozhukattai Recipes – How to make Kozhukattai?


  • 250 gm Jaggery
  • 1 1/2 tbps Sesame
  • 250 gm Coconut (grated)
  • 1 tbps Ghee
  • Maida 400 gm
  • 3 tbps Oil
  • Salt to taste

Method of preparation: By adding oil and salt make soft dough of the flour. Take a vessel, heat ghee and add jaggery, coconut and sesame seeds. Keep stirring continuously on medium flame. The jaggery dissolves and a sticky solution is formed. Leave it for 30 minutes to cool. After that make small balls of dough and roll it, let the diameter be about 3-4 inches. Put 1 tbsp of the stuffing in the dough and pack it by taking all the corners up giving it a shape like a cone on top. Take oil in a kadai and deep fry the Modaks till brown.

Steamed Modak Recipe

Kozhukattai Recipes – How to make Kozhukattai?Ingredients:

  • Rice flour – 2 cups
  • Sugar – 1 tsp
  • Salt – ½ tsp
  • Oil – 1 tsp
  • Grated coconut – 4 cups
  • Cardamom powder – 1 tsp
  • Roasted poppy seeds – 2 Tbsp
  • Water – 2 cups
  • Powdered jaggery – 2 cups

Method of preparation: First of all boil the water with salt, sugar and oil. Then add the rice flour and cook on a slow flame till it forms one lump like soft dough. Cool slightly and knead with greased hand till smooth. For filling, mix coconut and jaggery and stir over a low flame till the jaggery melts and the moisture from coconut is absorbed. After that, add the other ingredients. Take a lime size ball of the dough on your left palm to make Modak. Flatten into a small poori, with the edges thinner than the centre. Place a little filling in the centre and gather the edges in pleats and bring them up to enclose the filling, making a conical shape. Prepare all the modaks and steam for 15 minutes.

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1 Comment
  1. Umesh Says:

    wow.. excellent looking modak dear. gr8 offering to lord ganesha. kozhukattai recipes also gd!

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