Ellu Kozhukatai / Sesame Seeds Modak – Vinayagar Chathurthi Recipes

Vinayagar Chathurthi is an auspicious hindu festival celebrated all over India.It is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha who is the god of wisdom,prosperity and good fortune.Artisans create clay models of Lord Ganesha for sale and small colorful paper umbrellas are also made for Lord Ganesha.People decorate their homes with colorful flowers and … Continue reading Ellu Kozhukatai / Sesame Seeds Modak – Vinayagar Chathurthi Recipes

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Sweet Ammini Kozhukatai

An easy kozhukatai where the rice flour is made into seedai shaped small balls and then tossed with jaggery and some grated coconut that makes it so delicious and perfect for Chathurthi.You should also try the Spicy version Kara Ammini Kozhukatai,usually we make these ammini kozhukatai when we have left over kozhukatai dough after making … Continue reading Sweet Ammini Kozhukatai

Kara Ammini Kozhukatai

Ammini kozhukatai are prepared with rice flour that are made into seedai shaped balls which is steamed and finally tossed with some lenthils,mustard seeds and curry leaves.We usually make this with the left over rice flour dough,it can also be served as an evening snack for kids back from school or you also make them … Continue reading Kara Ammini Kozhukatai

Elai Kozhukatai / Sweet Steamed Rice Dumplings

Just a week more for Ganesh Chathurthi and I have started to prepare the dough already for this beautiful festival.Each and every thing about this festival is so divine from the kolams and maavillai thoranam to the making of umbrellasā˜‚ and kozhukatais. In Elai Kozhukatai , the rice dumplings are stuffed with sweet flavorful fillings … Continue reading Elai Kozhukatai / Sweet Steamed Rice Dumplings

Wheat Jaggery Dumplings / Godhumai vellam kozhukatai

Wishing you all a very HAPPY VINAYAGR CHATHURTHI.An auspicious hindu festival celebrated all over India,it is the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha who is the god of wisdom,prosperity and good fortune.The primary sweet dish prepared as Neivedhyam for Lord Ganesha is Kozhukatai (MODAK) made from rice flour or wheat flour with stuffing of grated coconut,jaggery,nuts … Continue reading Wheat Jaggery Dumplings / Godhumai vellam kozhukatai

Wheat palm jaggery dumplings / Godhumai karupatti kozhukatai

Just a month more for Vinayagar Chathurthi,an auspicious hindu festival celebrated all over India.It is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Lord Ganesha who is the god of wisdom,prosperity and good fortune.Vinayagar chathurthi festival is as colourful as Diwali .In preparation for the festival ,artisans create clay models of Lord Ganesha for sale and small … Continue reading Wheat palm jaggery dumplings / Godhumai karupatti kozhukatai

Vellam pidi kozhukatai

Vellam pidi kozhukatai is prepared using jaggery which is made into a syrupy consistency (vellam pagu) and then mixed with rice flour,grated coconut ,cardamom powder to make Vellam pidi kozhukatais. A sugar free kozhukatai where jaggery is used instead of sugar for sweetness.The health benefits of jaggery is extensive,it contains high quantity of required vitamins,minerals,iron … Continue reading Vellam pidi kozhukatai

Pooranam kozhukatai / Thengai pooranam kozhukatai

Pooranam kozhukatai is stuffed sweet kozhukatai with grated coconut and sugar as filling.One of my favorite kozhukatai and also a must for Vinayagar Chathurthi every year. Unlike ,Pidi kozhukatais these Pooranam kozhukatais takes time in shaping them.A very simple filling that doesn't require any cooking as well. Make sure you make a thin outer covering … Continue reading Pooranam kozhukatai / Thengai pooranam kozhukatai