August 29, 2012

Peanut Kozhukattai ~ Steamed Rice Dumplings with Peanut & Coconut Stuffing ~ Peanut Modak Recipe

If you are looking for more Ganesh Chaturthi recipes then do check Modak, Rava Modak, Undrallu, Kudumulu, Pala Undrallu, Wheat Rava Undrallu, Suji Kakara Pitha, Bellam Thalikalu, Paal Kozhukattai and Sooji Ki Kheer

Here is a full list of Ganesh Chaturthi Prasadam Recipes

Peanut & Coconut Kozhukattai / Modak Recipe
Preparation & Cooking Time : 40 - 50 mins
Makes about 12 -14

Ingredients :

Rice Flour : 1 cup
Peanuts : 1/2 cup
Grated fresh coconut : 1/2 cup
Powdered Jaggery : 1/2 cup
Cardamom Powder: 1/2 tsp
Ghee : 1 - 2 tsp
A big pinch of salt

Method :

1. Heat a heavy bottomed pan on a medium heat, slowly roast the peanuts to golden brown color. Cool and rub the skins off. 

2. Grind the roasted peanuts into a little coarse powder and set aside.

 3. Combine the coconut and jaggery in a heavy bottomed pan and allow the jaggery to melt. 

4. Now add the peanut powder and mix very well. Cook on a medium flame for 3 - 5 minutes. When it thickens, add the cardamom powder and mix well. Allow it to cool and roll into a round shape balls.

5. Combine the rice flour and salt in a wide bowl. Add boiling water little by little  to the flour, mix very well with a spatula and make a soft dough. 

6. Allow it cool for 3 - 5 minutes then knead it well. The dough should be soft and smooth. 

7. Grease your hands with ghee.Take a ball of the rice flour dough and flatten it as thin as possible. 

8. Place the coconut ball in the middle and cover it from all sides towards the middle and shape into a round ball. 

9.Place them in a greased idly plates and steam them for 10 - 15 minutes. Serve and enjoy!

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  1. Perfect Kozhakattais!!... I've never made them... but use to love as a kid... miss it very much :)

  2. wow double thamaka... i love the combo... most favorite... bookmarked it... adorable dear...

  3. wow.. mouth watering...looks perfect dear..

  4. I am avid fan of peanut not sure why I haven't tried this :-)

  5. Irresistible kozhukattai!!! The filling too yumm :)

  6. I have never made them; looks tempting HChandana

  7. Just in time for ganesh chathurti.

  8. I go crazy for this cute dumplings. I will make it at least 3 to 4 times in a month. I am addictive to it and your click are very attractive and tempting..

  9. wow delicious kozhukattai...btn loved ur profile pic:)

  10. neve heard of looks so good!

  11. Makes me drool,wat an incredible stuffing with peanuts.

  12. looks great and are perfectly done

  13. Perfect kozhukatais....yummy looking!

  14. I love them and peanut is my fav filling..looks delicious

  15. yummy stuffing, first time on your blog you have a nice collections, following you.

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  16. Wow nice kozhukattai

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  17. Perfect round shaped kozhukattai.Never tried with peanuts looks yummy ;) will try it soon

  18. Beautiful and perfect! I've never made modak, but you make them look so easy, I'm tempted to try.

  19. yummy looking kozhukattai. I can never make a perfect modak so will make these and say i learnt them here and this is absolutely the way to make modak.:D

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  20. Nothing 2 Say just awesome...lovely blog


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