Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Nei Kozhukkattai - நெய் கொழுக்கட்டை

Nei Kozhukkattai or Fried Modak.

We used to make this Modak for Ganapathy Homam.
In our house we make this for our Kuladeivam visit. 

This is can be stored for a week.

Ingredients Needed for Poornam (பூரணம்):-
1. Grated Coconut - 1 cup
2. Powdered Jaggery - 3/4 cup
3. Elaichi powder
4. Ghee - 1'tsp

Ingredients for Mel Maavu (மேல் மாவு):-
1. Maida 1 cup
2. Rawa -  1 1/2 tablespoon
3. Melted ghee  - 2 tsp
4. Salt 
5. Water to knead 
6. Oil plus 1 tablespoon ghee for frying

நெய் கொழுக்கட்டை

Method :-
1. Mix jaggery and Grated coconut and cook in a medium flame.

2. Till it becomes non sticky.
3. Soak Rawa in water (I used enough water to immerse Rawa) for 30 mins.
4. Add maida, melted ghee  and salt mix well.
5. Using very little water knead a soft dough.
6. Take small ball out of kneaded atta and roll into chappathis.
7. Cut into circles with any lid.
8. Coat / apply water to the edges, keep the filling inside and make Modak.
9. Deep fry it in oil till golden. 
10. Drain excess oil and keep it in a air tight container when it is cool.
நெய் கொழுக்கட்டை
Rawa gives the crispness to the Modak.
Apply water to the edges to stick finely.
It is important to dry for few minutes before frying.
If we fry immediately after sticking the stuffing will come out and spoil the colour of the modaks.


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