Indian sweets..Modak/Kozhukattai(Lord Ganesha's Favourite)..
It is considered to be the favorite dish of Lord Ganesha. Sweet and scrumptious to taste, this dish takes a little time to be prepared, yet the taste is worth the wait. Made of rice batter stuffed with coconut and jaggery, it is a relishing item for those who are born with a sweet tooth. If you are also the one, trying the Kozhukattai once would not be a bad idea. So, if you want to know how to make Kozhukattai, the recipe has been given below.
Kozhukattai/ Modak Recipe
200 ml Rice
Wash and soak raw rice for an hour. Drain the water completely and spread the rice on a cloth and allow it to dry. The rice can be allowed to dry in the shade itself. Grind the raw rice to smooth flour. For 1 measure of rice flour take 2 measures of water.
Boil this water in a kadai (a shallow thick bottom vessel). Add a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of sesame oil.
Allow the water to boil. When the water starts boiling add the rice flour to this, stirring continuously without allowing any lumps to form.
When the mixture has formed into a smooth thick batter, remove from the fire. The batter must be thick enough like dough batter.
Grate fresh coconut.
Add a teaspoon of milk to the grated coconut and grind it in a mixer grinder lightly.
Add a little water to the powdered jaggery and keep on low fire and stir for some time.
When the jaggery has dissolved completely in water add grated coconut to this and keep stirring for some time.
Then remove from fire and add powdered cardamoms to this.
Smear your hands with a little sesame oil.
Smoothen the prepared rice flour batter with your hands.
Make small balls (the size of a lemon).
Fill these cups with the prepared coconut-jaggery filling.
Put these filled up cups on an idli-plate and pressure cook them.