Friday, August 11, 2006

Uppu Kozhukkattai (Salty Version)
=> Kozhukkattai is a traditional dish of India.
=> Every state in India has its own versions of Kozhukkattai.
=> Favourite of Lord Ganesh.
=> Tamilnadu Version is here.

Makes 25 (Approx)
Salt Kozhukkattai (Modak)

For Stuffing Ingredients needed:
1.1/2 cup urad dal
2. Green and red Chillies according to taste
3. Hing
4. Salt to taste
5. Oil 1 tsp
6. Mustard seeds
7. Curry leaves

1. Soak Urad dal for 30 min and grind it into a coarse paste by addingSalt, Chillies, Hing.
2. Steam it in Idli plate till done.
3. Cool and crumble it nicely. (See picture for its consistency.)
4. Heat oil in a pan add Mustard and Curry leaves.
5. Add the crumbled Dal mixture and fry for a minute and keep it aside.

From Clocok wise: Cooked base, Kneaded Base, Taken small Size, Flatten like cup, Keeping Stuff, Closing across , ready for steaming

Making of base
1. See my Sweet ModaK Version.

Uppu Pooranam (Stuffing)

Making of Kozhukkattai.:
1. Take little Bigger size of the Base (compared to sweet) and make like cup.
2. Stuff with the Dal mixture.
3. With wet hand close across, press thoroughly on all the edges.
4. Then spiral it. [Optional]5. Steam and Serve.

(\) Take this as a break after too many Sweet Modaks. (/)

PS: Sweet Version is in another of my Post. Do not miss it.

Steamed Kozhukkattai


shammi said...

if there's anything I like better than sweet kozhukattai, it's uppu kozhukattai! :) My mom used to make extra uppu ones because I loved them so much! :) Still do. I gotta try and make it myself, actually... thanks for providing the recipe!

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indosungod said...

MT those are yummy looking kozhukattais. I have always enjoyed my mom making them, should try it out sometime.

sudhav said...

MT, i havent made the uppu kozhukkattai for long, now i have the recipe from you, so this is going to be another type of kozhukkattai for vinayaka chathurthi..Thanks for sharing..

archana said...

I will be trying this one out as soon as possible. I am a super huge fan of Kozhukattai,regardless of the filling. I have never tried making this Uppu kozhukattai before, but will be making it very soon. Thank you MT

Mumbai Guy said...

Modak in time for Ganesh Chaturthi. Very artistically presented.

shilpa said...

Wow..they look so nice. With the ganesh, it looks devine :).

Krithika said...

These look perfect. No cracks are visible :-) Will definitely try your recipe for Ganesh chaturthi.

Linda said...

Hi MT, these look so pretty and delicate -- thanks for sharing the whole process.

Vcuisine said...

They look yummy MT. Will try once more with Basmati rice. Viji

vishnu said...

thanks shammi

vishnu said...

thanks shammi